About 2012 I adopted the sweetest, female, gray, tabby cat named Buster. Her owner had developed a severe allergy to her and accepted my offer to give her a new home with my cat, Norie. I changed her name to Sister. She and Norie, with time became good friends. Sister started being thirsty and hungry … More Goodbye Little Sister
I disagree with the old saying, “Beauty is only skin deep.” I saw a post on Facebook showing women before their applications of make up. Beside each photo was a photo of them with makeup on. The photos of these same women, without makeup, amazed me. They looked so different and yet beautiful in a … More Beauty is Not Only Skin Deep
I am taking a left turn here in this post compared to all of my previous posts. Excuse me while I get on my soapbox. I may be “preaching to the choir” here but I need to vent. I heard and read on several occasions from various sources that some women write about, or to, … More Who are you?
Fallen tree still leafy. I am, and have been for a long time a “tree hugger.” Being a teenager in the 60s, I was a “flower child” of sorts. I loved living things and nature. I have always had a special bond with trees. Trees are a life form I love and respect. These … More People And Trees
Recently I turned 71. I do not fear aging. So far aging has only affected my back and knees, my brain, my skin and other things I can’t share. But I am thankful for the good health that I do have. I have a good life. My mind is sharp, except for lunch dates or … More I’m Getting Older, Thankfully
When I was young I had a lot of anxiety about doing the right thing or potential events that could happen. When you’re a teenager with all kinds of changes taking place in your body and brain, things can get a little crazy. You think you are in love with every handsome guy/or girl. You … More Listen to Your Head and Heart
Hi, I am Norie, a pantherette. We pantherettes are solitary intelligent animals. Although, when shown the luxuries of living with a human, some of us agree to live with them. I wouldn’t be so smart if I turned down free food, a place of privacy to take care of my body processes and the the … More My Life as a Little Panther
I saw a special on the television about Westerns and aging gracefully several years ago. The narrator interviewed stars from the old Western cowboy shows. They shared their memories and experiences during their shows. As a young girl, I grew up watching these brave, daring, rescuers of every maiden, settler, or family member with their … More Westerns and Aging Gracefully
Feisty: “to be bubbly, energetic, zesty, lively, and scrappy.” So how do we incorporate these qualities into our lives in our senior years? As we age it is so easy to stay home, thinking about the past or about the reasons we never do the things we want to do. My first recommendation is to … More Ten Ways to Be a Feisty Senior
Last year I celebrated my 70th birthday. I am not quite the same person I was over 10 years ago. Sadness, loss, pain, and the wisdom I gained have changed and shaped me in unexpected and different ways than I ever expected. Ways that have made me appreciate myself and my own strengths. I am … More I Am Me Now
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