I’m currently recovering from my first cold of the season. Yechh. It’s a chest cold, with a lingering cough. I hate those. Sneezing can be kind of fun; coughing never is.
I’m not big on taking over-the-counter cold medicines. It seems to me that they just prolong the cold and, in the case of a cough, keep your body from doing what it can to get rid of the congestion.… Read more
My mother slept between 2 and 4 hours a night for a little over half her life. It started around the time she gave birth and lasted until she passed away. I admired the fact that she lived her life fully in spite of it.… Read more
I remember watching Bubbies in my neighborhood push their silver wire, wheeled shopping carts to, from and through the grocery store. My Bubbie had one, too. She didn’t drive, so when my grandfather was at work, she walked to the store and carried one or even two big bags of groceries home in it.… Read more
One of my goals is to live in my own home for the duration, yet there may come a time when I can’t do everything myself. That concerns me.
I know several women in their 80s who are in this position.… Read more
Towards the end of winter, I get a craving for red radishes. White ones and daikon will do in a pinch, but not the pink. As soon as they show up in the Farmers Market I’ll start buying 4 bunches for the week and munch them throughout the day as a snack.… Read more
Many articles that I’ve read about maintaining good health as we grow older say it’s important to move your body in a variety of ways every day. Experts say that the body is designed to move and not to sit all day.… Read more
I want to grow herbs and vegetables on my windowsills and deck. I don’t have a yard at present, so I’m going to try container gardening. I can sit pots and boxes on the sills and deck. I can also attach rows of containers to the deck railings, sit pots on shallow shelves, and make bottle towers out of stacked 1-liter soda bottles (minus the bottoms) filled with soil.… Read more
I haven’t napped since kindergarten. Back then, every day after mid-morning snack, the soft, thick mats were pulled out of the big closet and laid on the classroom floor. We kindergarteners would lie down in the quiet, darkened room for a blissful half-hour nap.… Read more
I made my favorite Chicken Salad for lunch today. The market had beautiful organic romaine lettuces yesterday, so I picked one up along with a lemon, an orange and some Kalamata olives. This is a satisfying, whole meal salad with a flavorful, citrusy dressing.… Read more
I’m sixty-five this year. There, I’ve said it. I’ve never had a dancer’s body. Well, maybe when I was five. But sixty years later, not so much.
But I love to act and sing, which means musical theater is a natural for me.… Read more