Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween on Sycamore Street

It’s Halloween morning, and all the cats on Sycamore Street are up early putting the finishing touches on their costumes.  Rufus has been up for hours waiting for the man he lives with to get up and feed him, and he’s beginning to run out of patience.  Frankly, if the man didn’t have opposable thumbs allowing him to open tuna cans, he would have kicked him out long ago. 

Rufus decides to take matters into his own paws. 

Friday, October 24, 2014

A Waist is a Terrible Thing to Waste

From Wall Street Journal Article - "The Quest for the Perfect Pants"
I decided to do a quick trouser inventory of my fall/winter pants last week.   Waaaaay in the back of the closet I found two pair of high (i.e., natural) waist pants that I must have had for over 15 years.  I had completely forgotten I still had them. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A Bright Coating for Fall

In a previous post (“My LittleWhite Jacket”) I expressed some mild surprise at the Pantone color choices this fall.  For me, they just didn’t seem to evoke the essence of the season.  Fall is all about cozy warmth and bright, burnished colors. 

This is more of what I had in mind for fall.

The deep, vibrant colors of autumn are the colors of the warm flush of romance and long walks with that special someone in a park ablaze with flame-colored trees.  Make the most of the experience by wrapping yourself in a bright fall coat. 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A Very Special Honor!

Courtesy of Success for Solopreneurs
At the risk of tooting my own horn – TOOT!  TOOT! – I just had to share something really special with all of you. 

Cindy Swanson, creator of the brilliant Blog “Notes in the Key of Life” (I'm a regular reader!) recently took on quite a challenge.  This busy voice-over artist, radio personality, wife, mother and grandmother took up the Blogger “31 days” challenge to publish a post every day, on one topic, for 31 days.  Not as easy as it sounds! 

Cindy chose a subject near and dear to my heart – “Gracefully Aging.” 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Would You Ask This Woman Out on a Date?

While surfing the web, the other day, I ran across a very interesting article on E Harmony (an online dating service) by Dating and Relationship Coach, Bobbi Palmer.  It was obvious to me that the points she made in her article, “Five Big Online Dating Profile Mistakes Made by Women over 40,” were applicable to any woman of any age looking for that special someone on the internet. 

In a nut shell, Palmer tells us that your Profile is your calling card, so make it count.  Avoid a boring laundry list of likes and dislikes; sell your qualities and what you can bring to the table; don’t be too needy (“I want to be totally devoted...”); don’t be too independent (“I really don’t need a man in my life to be happy, but…”); and don’t be negative or too serious.  Keep your profile fun and light with a dash of humor. 

But, what really caught my attention, was the picture that E Harmony chose to illustrate the article.