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 50–Take A Class At TCU

The information below is taken directly from the Texas Christian University website of Extended Education (continuing education).  It is an opportunity for those 50 and over to take classes of interest at TCU for a nominal fee. Check your local colleges and universities they may offer such a program.

mature 9TCU Extended Education launches learning opportunities for the over-50 crowd September 10, 2014 A new initiative on the TCU campus may soon bring a whole new population of students to the classrooms. Starting in Spring 2015, TCU Silver Frogs Lifelong Learning Institute will be available to anyone 50

The membership organization offers 4-week non-credit daytime classes, one-time lectures, luncheon lectures with TCU faculty, discussion groups, access to Mary Couts Burnett Library and discounts to the TCU Barnes & Noble Bookstore and University Recreation Center and special events.

A kick-off event for TCU Silver Frogs Lifelong Learning Institute is set for 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9 at the Dee J. Kelly Alumni & Visitors Center, 2820 Stadium Drive. The course and lecture instructors will be available, advisory board will be introduced and attendees may sign up for membership at that time. mature 3

A one-time semester fee of $130 for individuals or $117 per person for couples covers up to three classes (based on availability), special events, and three luncheon lectures, as well as the other benefits, although some courses and events may involve an additional fee. For more information, phone 817-257-7132 or http://www.lifelong.tcu.edu.

Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.  Be a lifelong learner.

 

Conversations With Laura Bush

Former First Lady Laura Bush continued her White House Initiative in Fort Worth, Texas by speaking at the TarrantNET banquet benefiting Read 2 Win! This program is a faith based program that offers reading tutoring to elementary students. Churches are partnered with elementary schools to assist in bringing students up to grade level in reading.

I had a wonderful time sitting at the media table with Jill Darden, editor and CEO of the Fort Worth Black News, Anna Tinsley, reporter for the Star-Telegram and Britine Burton, professor at Dallas County Community College District and of course former First Lady Laura Bush who is now a very happy grandmother who enjoys reading.

To find out more about this organization go to www tarrantnet.org/read2win.

Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.

Condi RiceThere is talk about former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice becoming the next NFL Commissioner. What are your thoughts? She is a smart woman of a certain age.

Take a look at the article below and share your thoughts with us. Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/condoleezza-rice-billed-remedy-ails-nfl/story?id=25410775

 

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Old and new–young and old were in attendance as the Honorable Kathleen Hicks presided over the Wild Women Luncheon. So many wonderful Tarrant County women were in attendance. The Honorable Senfronia Thompson of Houston was the featured speaker. She was all that and more than a bag of chips. Ms. Deborah Peoples is the president […]

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/lifestyle/passages/milestones/article/Former-high-school-dropout-goes-for-Ph-D-5722062.php

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I found this inspiring article in the Houston Chronicle. Ms. Doris Morgan  Bloom was a high school dropout at 16 with a husband and a baby on the way. With a needed push from a night school instructor she began a journey that will lead her to a doctorate.  Doris is a woman of a certain age that proves “thisisyour(her) bestyear”.               

laura-bushFormer First Lady Laura Bush will be the featured speaker at the Tarrant Net (networking churches reaching Tarrant County) banquet. The proceeds from this event will benefit Tarrant Net’s Literacy Initiative Read 2 Win. The event will be held on September 9 from 6:30 PM to 9 PM at the Fort Worth Convention Center.  The check in will start at 6 PM.  You must have photo ID to gain entrance into the banquet.

Tarrant Net has a purpose that seems to be right on target today.  It’s mission is to see churches and ministries from across racial and denomination lines working together to raise up an army of volunteers to make a difference in the cities that comprise Tarrant County, Texas.

Read 2 Win is striving to eradicate illiteracy by matching first grade at risk students with volunteers that are committed to helping the students of Tarrant County. Eradicating illiteracy was one of Mrs. Bush’s initiatives while she was in the White House.

You can find out more about this event by going to http://www.tarrantnet.org/laurabush/

Remember ‘thisisyourbestyear”.

 

Love This Surprise! !

While in a meeting a coworker stopped by to give me this wonderful gift. She gave me this beautiful Cromia Italian leather handbag. 

I have been smiling all day!! Going back to work just got better! Take a look at http://www.cromia.biz/en to see this gorgeous line.

Remember “thisis(my)yourbestyear”!

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That’s my Texas A&M Commerce water bottle on the desk next to the purse. Go Lions!

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