Senior Goes Grumpy for The Holidays

I try to be light and positive but I’m feeling a little grumpy this season.  So instead of a joyous season, I’m going to go grumpy. I’m going to work this out of my system, like I’m going to work out the flu. No matter how good things go, I’m going to be ornery. Calling…

Take a dose of three glazed donuts

    ……..And call me in the morning. I recently got the flu. It started up about 4 days after I got my flu shot. My Mom would be so exonerated. Her whole life she refused to get her shot. She would laugh at her fellow residents at the home who would say, “Do you…

Structure in Life

Structure and freedom are equally important to me. I still find that ironic. I have viewed freedom as the opposite of structure. Now, I get to set the structure to allow for more freedom. Throughout my life, others have provided a schedule. First there were my parents. I still regret the last morning my father…

Empowering Others

    I received an update from my friend Elizabeth about her life’s work. It is an incredible story about a woman who has Pizzazz. Elizabeth is one of the 75 women who inspired me to start the website. Rightly so, Elizabeth is proud that recently the Minister of Health in Uganda has recommended that…

Genuflect Whenever You Can

    I love words.  Every once in a awhile I remember a word and I struggle to work it into my blog.  Such words often become a darling I have to kill.  Genuflect is a difficult one to casually work in but thanks to Stephen Colbert and Pin interest, I found the perfect graphic….

Change Hands

  Several people I know are using a website called Lumosity. http://www.lumosity.com By logging in you can take daily challenges to allegedly sharpen your senses. I forget to use it! What is that saying? “If you don’t use it, you lose it.” When they recently sent me an email to jar my brain, I found…

An Optimistic Italian Village

I take my grandson, Brooks, to soccer once a week and the conversations that come out of the back seat are astounding. Like today. He was playing Jumbleline2 on my new Iphone6+. I find this a great mental exercise for me. It requires focus, memorization and visualization. All while I’m driving. Nearing the soccer field,…

Paradigm Shift

I lived most of my life not understanding what a paradigm was, let alone, a shift. To this day I have to remind myself of the story I read that cemented the term for me. I think it was out of that book, “It was On Fire when I Lay Down On It” by Robert…

Simplifying Your Life

I’m simplifying my life by throwing out a lot  and recording what I keep on a spreadsheet of house good inventory so I can later find them with  the search function when my memory is totally shot. Today I threw away a custom potted chip dish in a Southwest style by an artist named Lisa. …

Let me Brag on Myself

We recently stayed at the trendy Dream Hotel in Chelsea in New York. http://www.dreamhotels.com It is located in a great neighborhood for walking, right around the corner from Chelsea Market and High Line. A short stroll can put you into art galleries with works by young artists and good little restaurants. The area is not…

November Intention

  I Intend to post a blog every day in November. I will spare the email reminder every day and encourage you to just log in to https://pizzazzpast50.wordpress.com and bookmark it for future reading. My friend, Daly and I decided to start setting goals for the next two years back on the first of October. Like…

Spontaneous Sunday Afternoon

    Sunday has faded into 1/7th of my life that usually includes mundane homely chores.  This Sunday was full of great experiences that didn’t hinge on a clean refrigerator, watered plants, weather or getting a parking place. After an hour and 42 minute telephone conversation with Angela, the excellent Verizon service rep, I needed a…