Enjoy The Opportunities Of Aging

AntiEnough said.  The act of aging is happening to all of us even as we try all kinds of creams, exercises, hair colors and more to fight it.  It’s in our genetic makeup barring any major illness how well we will age.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m going to continue to fight the signs, but I embrace all of the opportunities that aging allows.  It has allowed me to leave a career that I enjoyed with a retirement–most people can’t say that now, and start a new career that I am enjoying. It has allowed me an opportunity to travel, sleep late, read, write, enjoy life and more.  I’m not ready for the gray to show all of the time, but the opportunity to try it out is coming fast.  The opportunities of aging are infinite, try some of them out.  You might find something that you really like.  If not try something else.

Remember “thisisyourbestyear”. Enjoy!

You can find more of these wonderful sayings at http://www.GrowingBolder.com.

Cause I’m Happy (State Fair Of Texas)

My day at the State Fair of Texas was something that made me happy.  It was drama free.  The weather was perfect. We parked our car at a parking lot across from the TRE (Trinity Railroad Express) downtown Ft. Worth (at the Intermodal Center) and caught the train.  We enjoyed our ride along with others going to the fair on a very clean and comfortable train.  The train let us off at Victory Center @ American Airlines Center where we caught another train that dropped us off at entrance to the fair.  At the gate we presented the attendants with our Coke product, got our discount coupon for entrance to the fair for $6 and we were off to say hello to Big Tex who does look a bit younger.  The fairway was clean, not too many people, and everything looked new.  Most importantly the grease was new for all the fried foods.

As the pictures will show, I found what makes me really happy–Fletcher’s Corny Dogs (hint, hint, don’t stop at the one at the entrance, it is too crowded.  There are several more inside the fair, and the one in the children’s area seems to be the least busiest.

After riding one ride, walking many miles and enjoying the sights, we boarded our train back to Victory Center @ American Airlines Center, caught our train back to Fort Worth and made it back home in time for the evening new, and I was happy!!

Remember, “thisisyourbestyear”.  Enjoy and be happy.

State Fair Of Texas And Food

I’m channeling Pharrell Williams and we are singing “because I’m happy”.  It is State Fair of Texas Time, and I am ready,  I’ve waited for this day, and I am starting to count down the days until I can be happy!!!

After I walk in and speak to Big Tex, I can walk right pass all of the fried foods in the fair to get to the one thing that is on my mind.  I will slather my food of choice with mustard, drink something carbonated and be HAPPY!!

My food of choice is not fried Coke, fried butter, fried Oreo or even funnel cake–it is the original State Fair of Texas corny dog–Fletcher’s.  Do not, I repeat, do not let them try to sell you a knockoff corny dog, they are there, but continue to walk until you find the original. You must eat a Fletcher’s corny dog with mustard.  It is absolutely the best. Sing with me Pharrell. . . . . . .

Fletcher's

Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.  Why not eat the best?

(Free) Day In The Cultural District

Fort WorthNine of Fort Worth’s museums will have free admission on Saturday, September 27 from 10 AM to 5 PM.  Take a look at the link below to find out which museums are participating.  If you live in or around Fort Worth or if you are planning to visit on the 27th of September, just bring your walking shoes and enjoy the wonderful, world-class museums Fort Worth has to offer.

http://fwdayinthedistrict.org/

Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.  Enjoy your free day at the museums of Fort Worth, Texas.  Go with your friends, children, grandchildren or even by yourself.  Have fun!

And So It Goes

It’s been a wild and crazy ride with the ladies of So Fit.  We’ve exercised our way around North Texas. We’ve gotten up before dawn, gone on weekend retreats, done boot camps, yoga, Pilates, walked in every walk there was and more. It’s been just about 15 years for me, and longer for some of the ladies.  We’ve lost and gained members, but we always continued.

As a group of friends we’ve been together through births, deaths, marriages, graduations, many different hair styles and colors and everything in between.  Three of us even completed the Austin Marathon.

As women of a certain age, we all know that exercise and proper nutrition are so important as we mature.  I know that we all will remember that ‘thisisyour(our)bestyear” as we find other avenues to continue on our journey to fitness at any age.

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 Rice for NFL Commissioner

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

 

Wild Women Luncheon

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 of the Tarrant County Democratic Party, and she is indeed a “wild woman” on a mission.

Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.