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New Year’s Resolution – I Know It’s Late

February 23rd, 2019 Posted by Blog No Comment yet

2018 9-19-2018 Photos 4

I know it is pretty late for a New Year’s Resolution. My last year’s one was partially successful. I vowed to write more blogs which I did. I wrote 12 for the year 2018 up from 8 in 2017. This year I plan to go through my family’s old photos and documents and put them on a flash drive for the future. It’s a big job and I have to be in the right mindset.

My Skin Care Regimen

October 12th, 2018 Posted by Blog No Comment yet

Every so often I get complimented on my skin. People remarked that it’s youthful looking for my age and that it’s smooth. Then they ask how do I do it? Part of the answer is genetics. My mother still has beautiful skin and she’s 89. The other part of the answer is my skin care regimen. Yes, it’s a lot of work. Below, I’ve listed what I do.

Mornings                                Nights                                     Weekly

Serum with SPF                       Astringent or cleanser           Face mask – Vit. C or glycolic acid

Face cream with SPF              Toner                                         Exfoliating cleanser

BB cream                                     Serum with Vitamin C

Foundation with SPF              Eye serum

Face cream

Eye cream


Retinoid cream

Is it working? All I can say is that I think so.2018 5-23-2018 NJ Mom and SP

Too Many Choices – I’m Talking TV

September 12th, 2018 Posted by Blog No Comment yet

I went to a dinner at my cousin’s house two nights ago. There were 12 adults and two young children there. Topics discussed were current events like the US Tennis Open, politics, restaurants and TV. With one exception, no one was watching the same shows. There was no common culture in what we watch. So instead of discussing a TV series, we were informing the others about what we view. The quality of TV is definitely better these days i.e. shows like Games of Thrones, The Big Bang Theory, Homeland and NCIS. However, there are too many shows, too many channels, too many networks and therefore too many choices to make. We lack the commonality of Monday mornings at work from 1978-1991 when it seemed like everyone watched Dallas and it was the hot topic with JR Ewing being the common villain. I felt sorry for the poor souls who didn’t see it. If you missed it on Friday night, you missed it. That was it. There were none of these modern conveniences to watch a show on your time. I miss those days



Deadlines as Motivation

June 22nd, 2016 Posted by Blog No Comment yet

6-21-2016 Deadlines Now and Later

I have been remiss in writing posts on my blog. It’s been over a month. I, like others, am motivated by deadlines. For example, I wrote my book over a period of a few years. I had procrastinated publishing it because it could always be better. So I kept “working” on it and delaying. When the Katie Couric Show asked me to be a guest on its show, I knew I had to get it self-published immediately. This was the deadline I needed. So within three weeks, I did what I had to do to have “Pressing My Luck” available on Amazon and other websites.



Gone Too Soon

May 19th, 2016 Posted by Blog No Comment yet

4-23-2016 Four Deaths

David Bowie died Jan. 10, 2016 at the age of 69, Garry Shandling died March 24 at 66, Patty Duke on March 29 at 69 and Prince on April 21 at age 57.  All too young to die. As I get older, these ages don’t seem so old. I think the only one who anticipated his death was David Bowie who was suffering with cancer. The others had unexpected deaths. So what’s the point? You never know. So as that old, trite adage states – you have to live life to its fullest. I try to do this. Each day, I try to do something for others, something for myself and try to check off items on my “to do” list. Not that I am successful every day but I take a crack at it.