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Fab Photos Friday: It’s beginning to look like Christmas!

Filed in Empty Nesting, Midlife Journeys by on November 27, 2014 0 Comments
Fab Photos Friday: It’s beginning to look like Christmas!

I LOVE the holidays. Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, you name it, I love it. This time of year fills me with joy, and excitement, and magic. I love decorating, and I go overboard; I love watching parades (I’m going to the Parade of Lights tonight in Fort Worth!); I love trees; I love Santa; I love […]

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Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep

Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep

Do you remember Rosemary Clooney?  Yes, George Clooney’s aunt and famous singer from the 40s 50s 60s era.  In White Christmas, Bing Crosby sings to her, “if you’re troubled and you can’t sleep, count your blessings instead of sheep.”  I have so many blessings to count, I really do not know where to begin. Lao-Tzu says […]

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‘Tis the Season for Giving

Filed in Empty Nesting, Important Stuff!, Midlife Journeys by on November 23, 2014 33 Comments
‘Tis the Season for Giving

Our family has always celebrated Christmas in a big way. Some would say in an excessive manner. But I ask, what is wrong with excess (tempered by reason, of course)? I LOVE buying people gifts, and there is nothing more exciting for me than to watch them open. I love decorating (I usually have 3 […]

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I love Paris in Las Vegas!

I love Paris in Las Vegas!

Mostly Wordless Wednesday….though of course I have comments!  Paris is one of my favorite casinos in Las Vegas, and one I always return to.  Partly for the beauty of the casino which looks like an outside Paris street, partly because the chocolate crepes are fabulous, and partly because I always seem to be lucky in […]

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Fun and a Tournament in Vegas

Fun and a Tournament in Vegas

Next week will find me in Vegas, playing in a Video Poker tournament!  I have been a video poker player for nearly 30 years, and I play seriously, but I have never been in a tournament.  Well, here is my chance! I’ve loved poker since I was a child watching the penny ante games my […]

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Turn It On!

Filed in Important Stuff!, Midlife Journeys by on November 13, 2014 0 Comments
Turn It On!

I am part of some wonderful online groups for women over 50, and I can tell you these women are all terrific.  After 50 there is time to be creative, to build a new business, to start a new life! We are finished raising our children, and freedom opens the landscape. These women are busy […]

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Fab Photos Friday: Fall has arrived…in the north!

Fab Photos Friday: Fall has arrived…in the north!

  I admit that I miss autumn in the north.  Living in Texas, you don’t see very much color.  There is something just not right about hayrides in 90 degree heat!  I just returned from a trip through Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana, where the foilage is beautiful, the temperatures are cool, and the caramel apples […]

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Texas Voter? An Opinion.

Filed in Boomer Stuff!111, Important Stuff! by on October 30, 2014 2 Comments
Texas Voter? An Opinion.

  If you care about women, equality, and/or excellence in education, please read on. This is an opinion piece, and it reflects MY opinion. If you live in Texas and are not registered to vote, shame on you.  If you live anywhere and aren’t registered, shame on you.  If you live in Texas (or anywhere) […]

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Napa Valley: A Harvest Celebration at Quintessa Vineyard

Napa Valley: A Harvest Celebration at Quintessa Vineyard

By fellow midlife adventurer, Suzanne Simone Stavert at Adventures of Empty Nesters! by Suzanne on October 6, 2014 in My Adventures Great friends, heavenly food, delicious wine and a breathtaking landscape are the perfect ingredients for an amazing experience in Napa Valley to celebrate the harvest at Quintessa Vineyard. We discovered this extraordinary winery in June of this year when we were given a private tour. […]

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Visiting the William J Clinton Presidential Library and Museum!

Visiting the William J Clinton Presidential Library and Museum!

Earlier this summer I posted about my visit to the LBJ Presidential Library at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas.  It was such a great experience, I decided that as I headed from Dallas to Ohio and Kentucky, I would stop and check out the Clinton Library.  I am so glad I did, as […]

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