Empty Nest Trifecta

can you buy prednisone over the counter uk by | Nov 21, 2014 | "White Christmas, autism, birthdays, Christmas, college graduates, empty nest, family traditions, Hanukah, holiday songs, holidays, Jews, menorah, millennials, New Year's Eve, Scrooge, single women, Thanksgiving

     When I was single in my 20s, I dreaded the holiday trifecta: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve.  The ordeal began on Thanksgiving, when my parents cross-examined me about my social life.  If I was dating anyone, they wanted to know if “the relationship...

Nest Lift

despondingly by | Nov 14, 2014 | 50-somethings, Botox, dens, empty nesters, eyelid surgery, face lifts, furniture, lavender, Norwich Terriers, paint jobs, painters redecorating, Salvation Army

     Despite being 50-something, I’ve allowed time and gravity to take their toll on my face.  No eyelid surgery, no neck lift, no jawline lift, no Botox, no fillers, no nips or tucks of any kind for me—so far.  Instead, I’m giving our home a nest lift.  As many of my...

Election Dejection

by | Nov 7, 2014 | 1960s, American Dream, baby boomers, children, democacy, elections, freedom, industrialized nations, middle class, millennials, Obama, Republicans, statistics, U.S. rankings, unemployment, upward mobility, Wikipedia

     Growing up in the ‘60s, I believed being born American was like winning the world lottery.  Our country was the wealthiest, most powerful nation on earth! (Wasn’t it?) Other nations—particularly democratic ones—respected and envied our freedom, our prosperity,...

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