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Don't make me come out there, Children!!! ...how to make your olders parents feel young!

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Maxine at her best!!!
LESSON FOR THE DAY...hang out with people that make you look good.  :})

I bought a birthday card for a friend the other day.  He will be 76 years old.  Much, much older than me...well maybe not that much!!  Anyway the card has a picture of Maxine on the front and she is saying: 
The only way for me to look younger is to stand next to someone that looks worse than me.(inside the card) So get the hell away from me!Happy Birthday! Maxine always tells the truth, even if it hurts.  Truly, living young IS all about who you hang out with.  I am finding that I feel much younger when I snowbird the winters away in Arizona.  We live in a 55+ community and our park model is situated across the street from pickle ball courts and the tennis court.  We can see horse shoe throwing pits and bocci ball courts from our windows. 

If young people only realized how annoying their condescending attitude was, they would stop talking to us like we are two!  Thank heavens my children hav…

Fashionable Beauty Salon in Tucson, AZ? Check the location before you make an appointment!

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This is why we talk to someone or get information before we head out to get our hair cut or waxing done or any of that girly stuff. Today I was schmoozing around on the internet looking at anything of interest in Tucson, AZ. I happened to notice a segment of the information on fashion in Tucson. The link led to beauty salons that offer eyebrow threading.  If you have never heard of this ancient technic of removing extra eyebrow hair, I found a You Tube video to explain what this is all about.  NOTE: I have never had this done but thought I might try it out for you.




SOOOOO...I went out on the internet to look at Blondies Hair Salon because it seemed to be easy to get to on the internet and offered threading as one of it's services.  Here was the picture that came up.  Is this scary or what????  Seriously, you need to go to the link.  All I can hope for is that it is a huge mistake.  At any rate, I will not be going to Blondie's anytime soon.  How about you?

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Maybe just buying a …

Online Games FREE!!! Exercise for the Mind!

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Keeping the old brain in training can actually be fun!!!  Really.  I just found a website called Lumosity that features games and brain teasers.  Braingle, Brainbashers, Smart-Kit and Brain Fun are just a few of your choices.  This is just one of the brain teasers from Brain Fun:

What Month Is It?If you add together the date of the last Monday of last month and the first Thursday of next month, the result is 38. Both dates are in the same year.
What is the current month?
Get the answer to What Month Is It?.
 Take a look at them.  They are lots of fun.  We all know we need touse it or lose it!

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BEST Valentine Gift Book for Girls....EVER!!!! Fancy Nancy

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Okay grandma and grandpa...listen up.  I just found the cutest books for little girls I have ever seen.  Fancy Nancy is a line of books written by Jane O'Connor.  She has managed to capture playing dress-up at its very best.  The books are  not only fun to read but they are an absolute feast for the eyes.  Nancy is a fancy girl...she loves bling and wants everyone else to gave as much fun as she does.  There are activity books,  Fancy Nancy's Tea Parties, sticker books and the list goes on. Nancy even loves fancy words and Fancy Nancy's Favorite Fancy Words: From Accessories to Zany is a real winner!  Check it out because this is the best Valentine's gift ever for your granddaughters!
Amazon even has the dolls.   A group of girls around the age of 10 walked by just as I was entering the toy aisle in a local big box store.  One girl commented "Cute Doll".  When I looked it was a Fancy Nancy doll.  I thought they were as cute as American Girl and at around $36.…

The Perfect Dripless Candle (Trader Joe's) ++ more!

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March 2013 update:  I am told that these candle are available during certain time of the year when candles are more popular. I think Christmas may be one of those time of year.  Ask about them at your local Trader Joes.

Retirement Thoughts
It's Thursday...finding things to do on Thursday can be really hard!  Like a child on summer vacation when the weather is cold and windy, Mom and Dad are at work and you are at loss ends, Thursday can be hard.  That is what retirement is like.  Thankfully we are old enough to read and make soup!  Sigh!  The photo above was taken yesterday after a cleansing 1/2 inch of rain.  Today the mountains are black and the wind is howling. 
Perfect Candles I have a wonderful product for center pieces when you are entertaining.  It is candle season in the northern hemisphere and candle season everywhere in the world.  Candles can warm a dark room, provide light when the power goes out and even get rid of the smell of cabbage cooking!  I have probably bought…

Retire in Style...COOL!!! Hearing Aids and Skinny Necks!!!!

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Cool Hearing Aids 
These are called Vibe and are being sold by Seimens.  Take a look at these!

Who knew???
I am always amazed at what I find when I begin searching around on the web.  I live part of each year in a 55+ RV park.  Hearing aids are just a part of survival around here.  We all sport plastic gadgets behind our ears with another ugly gadget inside our ear.  UGH!!!  These devices just scream I am oldoldoldoldold!!!  Because of the wonderful boomer generation coming down the pike, we are seeing wonderful style choices that we have never seen before.  Hearing aids are only the tip of the iceberg.

Neckline Slimmer!  Below pictures of Carole before and after.


Have you seen the Neck Slimmerad?   (Compare this link with the Amazon ad above.  I was amazed at the difference in price.)  The first time I saw it introduced on TV several month ago I was so tempted to buy one.  But I passed it up in favor of trying to do some exercises myself.  Today I was talking to a friend.  She was on the w…

"Wild" Cats Spotted on Arizona National Golf Course in Tucson Arizona

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I can honestly say that when I do "sporting" things, I am generally all about the beauty.  Ambiance is what I generally look for.  I would rather fish in a beautiful mountain lake on a sunny afternoon than at a brown reservoir in the hills of eastern Oregon.  I am funny that way.  Life style for me is not about money...it is about beauty.

When we are visiting the desert southwest in the winter months of the year, we golf quite a bit.  While I love those "goat track" courses here because of their history or native appeal, Arizona National  and course like it are my first choice.  The settings is so stunning it takes my breath away.


Last week we played Arizona National using our Wild Cat Card (take a look at this website) for a free round of golf.  When you buy the card you get several rounds at a reduced price and one round free plus a free round on the card owner's birthday.  The cards are good until the end of January and then again in late spring and next fall.…

In Salt Lake City...AGAIN!!! TRAVEL FROM PDX TO TUCSON!

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Waiting in the airport....one of those love hate relationship you know!  True they have wireless in Salt Lake City but the passageways from one terminal to another care is colder than a landlord's heart!  When I am flying from Tucson to Portland, I freeze to death.  Going the other way it is not so bad because I am still dressed like Nanook of the North.  I have a good book...that is perfect but they also have a book store in this terminal E and I am so tempted to add one more to my bag.  I saw Stones into Schools setting out to suck me in.
Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan was released on December 1, 2009. Over the past sixteen years, Greg Mortenson, through his nonprofit Central Asia Institute (CAI), has worked to promote peace through education by establishing more than 130 schools, most of them for girls, in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
My family has a vested interest in education and my son works as an admin…

Keep that Sense of Humor...living with old age!

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This post on Joanies Ramblings made me laugh....hopefully you will like it.
It is called "What Kind of Tombstone Would I Want?"
This is just one choice...and definitely not the best.
It will tickle your sense of humor!
Check it out.

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NEW iConvert® Slide and Negative Scanner...just right for our needs!

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I couldn't decide...do we look forward to a wonderful new year OR do we look back at what the old year had to offer?  Then my husband got the best Christmas gift ever.

The little box sat in his lap weighed almost nothing.  It was about the size of a package of large crackers.  When he opened it we were both delighted to see that he had received the iconvertdevice sold by the Brookstone Company.  The iconvert is a wonderful little machine that will convert all those old slides we have been storing... not only our own but those of my parents...for a gajillion years.  Truly many of these slides are over 40 years old.  The company describes the device in the following way:
Discover the fast, easy way to convert old slides and negatives to high-resolution digital files before they fade and crack. Just connect iConvert® to your computer, insert a negative strip or photo slide, press the negative scan button or slide scan button—and get instant digital pictures! It’s a simple, welcome alt…

RV Travel...Tucson, Arizona...the short stay!

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I found a journal yesterday. It was one I wrote back in the days before my computer was a permanent part of my travel baggage. Reading a few of the pages brought back a time when I was figuring it all out. I had forgotten how basic things simply stymied a me upon arriving in a new city or even a small town. Wouldn't it be nice to just know everything right from the time you check into the motel or park the RV? I think it would!

After traveling up and down the Interstate I-5/I-10 corridors for 10+ years I have learned a thing of two. So let me share a few ideas with you...over the next few days.

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RV PARKS IN TUCSON

There are two large RV Resorts in Tucson owned by Rincon Country . The westside resort is very large and has everything you could possibly want in that type of facility. It is located off Mission Road, close to A Mountain and the sunsets are sensational because the park is close to the Tucson Mountians. It is not close to downtown though. Their other park…

Skype...grandparenting from AFAR!!!!

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Are you one of those grandparents that lives a long ways away from your grandchildren?  Or do you have older grandchildren across town that you just want to check on?  Or better yet are you taking care of grandchildren and need to leave them with a sitter?  Let me tell you that if you are not using the Skype video chat internet phone service, you are losing out.

Skype is a free phone service online that allows you to carry on a video phone conversation with anyone anywhere in the world the internet exists...anywhere!!!  We personally chat for 45 minutes at a time with out children in China using the service.  And that is only the tip of the iceberg.  We talk with children in Oregon while we are living in Arizona in the winter.  We chat with our oldest grandson that only lives across the city.  I talk with friends in the park model less than a block away.  Awesome should be the phone service name!

The photo you see above was taken with our computer while we were ch…