Taking Note of Our Days
Women come to a turning point in life. And many of us ask the same questions: What’s next? Where do I go from here? And why?
These are our notes on our days.
When my nest emptied out the first time I was ready. First, my oldest went off to college, and a year later her sister followed. I was no longer a taxi driver, and I could use any bathroom in the house! It’s not that I didn’t miss them, but it seemed so natural, and...read more
Wide-Eyed, We Stared at the Scene in Front of Us We checked into an oceanfront hotel in Ocean Shores, Washington, a room with an ocean view and a balcony. We’ve been to beaches a hundred times and more, but not this beach, so we were a little surprised when we arrived...read more
"And How are You?" - a Standard Question. But Wait. What would happen if we changed our answer? It was one of those 'meh' days. You know the kind, when you're just not feeling the sparkle. I couldn't say there as anything wrong that day. Oh, the sky was overcast, I...read more
They're My Words. So What? I’m spending the afternoon with a couple in their late 80s, and I can’t help but notice the vast difference between them in their enjoyment of life. Both have health issues that slow them down and indeed sometimes stop them in their tracks,...read more
— Chocolate? Weeds? Choosing a Father's Day Gift. It wasn’t a big deal for me. I was visiting Mom and Dad, and they asked me to weed a patch of their backyard, cut a few overhanging bushes and tidy it up back there. They look out their back window and they see this...read more
It was a tiny faux pas, but it got me thinking, as so many things do these days, about the small but empowering changes the 60s have given me. Like this one: It's getting more difficult to embarrass me. I think of all the embarrassing moments in my life, going back...read more