A blog for and about women of a certain age

Welcome to your best year.  You and I are on this journey together.  Together and collectively, we will give suggestions on living life to the fullest.  This is a blog for women who thought that when they reached this age, life was over.  This is for all of those women who thought their mothers were old at this age–well they may have been, but that’s not the case anymore.

We will discuss everything from health, beauty, faith, life, children, grandchildren, exercise, careers, retirement, starting all over again in love and/or career. We will talk about learning the word no, taking time to be who we are.  With this blog we will have fun, we will talk fashion, food,travel and all kinds of products–in other words, we’re going to talk about us.

You can always email me at: thisisyourbestyear@gmail.com.

Let’s get excited ladies, and stay tuned.  The first blog is set for this week.  Remember–THIS IS YOUR BEST YEAR!

over 40 8Times Ten Cellars in Ft. Worth was the site of the official launch party for Over 40 Females Ft. Worth Chapter.  It was an exciting event with Betsy Price the mayor of Ft. Worth as the featured speaker. The event was emceed by media all-star, Jane McGarry.

This organization  hopes to connect, encourage and inspire the incredible women of Ft. Worth and the surrounding areas. You can find more information about them on their Facebook page.

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Ft. Worth entrepreneur Ruby Powell with Ft. Worth Mayor Betsy Price.  Mrs. Powell is the owner of **Ageless Perfection Skin Care.

Take a look at this fun-filled evening of networking.  Follow them on Facebook to be informed of the next event.

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Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.

 

*Ageless Perfection Skin Care: https://www.facebook.com/apskincare

Over 40 Females Fort Worth Chapter: https://www.facebook.com/FortWorthOver40Females

Times Ten Cellars: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Times-Ten-Cellars-Fort-Worth/121098687937416

 

 

I’ve Fallen–I Got Up

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Remember the commercial we all laughed at when we were younger “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up”?  Well while in Oklahoma City I fell.  I’m not exactly sure how I missed that step, but while leaving the restaurant after dinner–I fell (only had water to drink).  I am here to tell you that I got up!!! 

It might seem strange to say that, but that crazy exercise routine of sitting on the floor and getting up paid off.  I was able to walk from Bricktown back to the hotel.  Nothing was broken.  I have a boo boo on my knee and elbow and my foot is swollen, but nothing is broken.

I did go to Immediate Care the next day to have it checked out. So I am icing it and wearing very sensible shoes for a while.

I may never be as fit as I was in my 20′s, but I can fall and get up! I want to thank Marsha and Ed for keeping me in shape (thanks guys). I can still wear a regular necklace–no need for the Life Alert necklace at this time.

Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.

If the shoe fits

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My most recent column should be appreciated by all women, young and old, who love shoes.

A short while ago my husband and I were attending a funeral. (Unfortunately we seem to be doing this far too often lately.) As is often the case at funerals, I had an epiphany about the rest of my life and how I wanted to live it. However, this epiphany was not quite what you might expect.

My husband had just pulled up to the curb, put the vehicle into park and shut off the engine. I opened my door preparing to step out when a piercing shriek split the air. “Oh my God! Oh my God!” a woman exclaimed and she seemed to be pointing in my direction.

Startled by her scream I immediately checked my leg to see if I were bleeding, but all seemed fine there. Then I quickly scanned under…

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Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.

This beautiful image was taken from http://www.youbetterpreach.com.

Don’t Miss The Moment

I recently saw Arianna Huffington on several talk shows talking about her book “Thrive” which talks about redefining the meaning of success in all aspects of our lives.  Each time I saw her she always mentioned a quote from her mother which has stuck with me. The quote was “don’t miss the moment”. As women of a certain age, we tend to multitask to the max.  We are always doing something, trying to get to the next level. Our minds are constantly thinking about the next thing.  While we talk to someone, we are texting another, and the cycle goes on and on. We need to stop because we will miss many moments.  I stopped because the moment was “special”.

My youngest invited her sister and nephew over to a giant Easter Egg Hunt that would be held in Dallas. She also invited my sister and I to attend. So in the heat of the day with all the traffic that Dallas has to offer we were off to hunt Easter Eggs. I went to see Honey’s baby having fun because I didn’t want to miss the moment. It was wonderful, and it may never come again.

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Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.

Happy Easter!

On April 29, Marlo Thomas will host the National Day of Reinvention that will be streamed live.  She will be talking about her new book “It Ain’t Over…” The book is about 60 stories of extraordinary women who have all dared to dream again. Might be fun to tune in.

Remember I read Jane Pauley’s book–”Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life”. I thought it was a good read. Take a look at the link below to find out more information about Marlo’s book and the time of the live streaming.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/14/a-national-day-of-reinven_n_5148571.html?utm_hp_ref=reinvention

marlo thomas 2Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.

I recently started to subscribe to a wonderful site.  It is called For Harriet.  I also follow the site on Facebook and Twitter.  She has some amazing informative articles.  The latest post that I read on Facebook is listed below,  When you go to the post you can get a synopsis of the books that are listed.  I think the first book I’m going to start with is Freedom’s Daughter.  Which book(s) have you read or which one will you read first?

Remember “thisisyourbestyear“.

http://www.forharriet.com/2014/03/15-books-about-black-womens-history.html?m=1

**To see more of what For Harriet has been up to, take a look at http://www.forharriet.com.  You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

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