Monday, June 29, 2015

Where Have You Gone, Shirley Valentine?

The other day I had one of those Peggy Lee “Is that all there is?” moments.  (M-T Note:  If you’re too young to remember Peggy Lee, you’re probably too young to have a Peggy Lee moment.)  

It was just a fleeting feeling.  I don’t even remember what I was doing when it came over me, but there it was and there it went and it made me think of Shirley Valentine.  

Shirley Valentine was a 42-year-old housewife from a working-class Liverpool neighborhood with a pretty serious, mid-life identity crisis. 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Your Friend, Mother Nature – Don’t Say You Haven’t Been Warned!

I am seldom in a good mood in the morning.  No, let me rephrase that.  I am always in a bad mood in the morning. 
No, let me be more precise, I am a barely ambulatory bad mood in the morning looking for a reason to justify its existence……..

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Summer Faves Top to Toe

Summer is my down time – no opera, no theater, no travelling, if I can avoid it (too hot, too crowded). 

Have the Pool Boy Bring my Cocktail in 10 Minutes When I’ve Finished my Nap.

As the temperature rises and my energy level drops, I prefer not to make any unnecessary moves.  Unlike the more energetic “me” the rest of the year, who enjoys life at full boil, the summer “me” likes to keep life simple and on slow simmer. 

Friday, June 5, 2015

All Aboard the Fashion Express!!

We’re about to take a quick trip through 100 years of fashion… under three minutes, to be exact, courtesy of the Lifestyle Blog  Are you ready? 

Glam / YouTube

All aboard the Fashion Express!! 

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Miss Marple's Undies

Despite being a forward-thinking Aquarian, I love the classics -- classic clothes, classical music and classic murder mysteries.  Agatha Christie's are among my favorites.

Julia McKenzie as the Delightful Miss Marple

I can’t think of anything more delightful than sharing a pot of tea in my garden with her lavender and tweed sleuth, Miss Marple, even though I run the inevitable risk of someone in my neighborhood being murdered.  She does seem to attract them, doesn’t she?  Murders, that is. 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Memorial Day 2015

I wrote the following Post for Memorial Day 2012, but I don't think I can say it any better this year.  And so, with apologies to those who may have read it once, I hope you will enjoy it once more. 

Photo Credit: 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment
Pvt. Aaron Johnson 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), places a small American Flag in front of a grave at Arlington National Cemetery. During an approximately three-hour period, the soldiers place flags in front of more than 260,000 gravestones and about 7,300 niches at the cemetery's columbarium.
Have a wonderful Memorial Day Holiday, and remember to keep in your hearts and prayers all those who serve and protect the least among us. 

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