Friday, November 15, 2019

Wood Pile Art


Wood pile season is here. And, as if you have enough to consider stacking the split logs,  there is a new yard art involving your heating supply - meaningfully arranged wood piles that create amazing art!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Rock Stacking - Challenging Beautiful Art

It costs you nothing - just some rocks from your yard, a fair deal of manipulating and practice, but once rock stacks are created, the satisfaction is immense. Forget sand and sand rakes to relax, this is becoming the new zen hobby.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Sculptors Working in Nature

When we think artists, we often imagine sculpture and paintings hanging on museum walls, but art is inspired often by nature and some very talented and visionary artists are utilizing nature as a medium. Here's my three favorites - 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

TRAINS - The New Hip Travel and Event Venue!

Arriving at the airport at least 2 hours early to find a parking situation, take a tram to the airport terminal, stand in long lines to check in and then get security checks, sitting at the gate forever with a lot of tired cranky people and screaming babies, being crammed into a tight space for hours, and then finding your luggage, renting a car, finding the hotel in a strange city.... 

Many are learning that flying is not the convenience we once thought. I recently was looking at a flight to LA and realized in under 6 hours I could drive there versus the airport and it sounded so much more peaceful and less likely to get me acquiring a head cold from a stranger.

No wonder the new hip is to take a train and train stations are offering awesome fun themed packages too 

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Oosterdam: An Alaskan Cruise

Post by Julie

Now that my husband is retired, we have decided to start taking more cruises. We took a Hawaiian cruise in 2006 on our 25th wedding anniversary. We brought our daughter and son with us along with a friend of each kids. It was a blast. Now that they are adults, married with kids, we feel this time is for us. This Alaskan cruise is the first of many to come. Our next one is already booked. Mexico, here we come.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Grandma's Girls

Post by Julie

If you really want to get to know your granddaughters, take them on a shopping spree for their birthdays. 

Friday, November 8, 2019

Drive-in Theaters: Not Many Left

Post by Julie

One of my fondest memories is going to the drive-in with my family and friends. Depending on the time of year, we would bring blankets, pillows, chairs and be in our pajamas. We would hit the playground and play before the movies begun. You would get to watch at least two movies, sometimes three. 

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Gold Panning in Juneau

Post by Julie

"There is gold in them there hills." 
At least my husband and I were hoping while visit Juneau, Alaska.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Getting To Know Your Locals

Post by Sharon 

When I went through my divorce in 2010 and moved out, one of the first things I considered (having worked from home since 1995) was to find friends or activities in my area.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

How Women Can Look Younger - Baby Boomers' Redo

Post by Sharon and Julie

When we women turned from girl to adolescent and then teen and young woman, we didn't fight it. We embraced it. 

Yet, for some reason, as we go through menopause, we want to fight hard to remain what we were instead of what we can be. 

If we had done this when we were younger, we'd be in college in pigtails and jumpers. 

Embracing the change is exhilarating as for the first time in our lives, we can be us personified instead of what others need us to be.

Wood Pile Art

  Wood pile season is here. And, as if you have enough to consider stacking the split logs,  there is a new yard art involving your he...