The pictures say it all. It’s been about 6 weeks, and the pain is just about to go away. I have to remember “thisisyour(my)bestyear”.
I’ve decided that there will be no paper plates or plastic ware in my house. Yep, you heard me right. The only thing used for eating and drinking that will be paper will be napkins, and that’s because I hate to iron.
A couple of years ago I decided to give my daughters part of their inheritance so that I could see them use it. To my youngest, she would get my mother’s beautiful china which I can still remember the day my father gave it to her. This was something that she had wanted forever, she was beyond excited, she was ecstatic that she could now serve special occasion meals in beautiful dishes. I was ecstatic too because I wouldn’t be allowed to wash the china–too clumsy. On those special days we would polish the flatware that was never used, iron the napkins, wash the china and crystal and place them on the dinning room table that only saw food on special occasions.
To my oldest, I wanted to give my china that was given to me by my father. I remember when he started buying it. I was only a sophomore in college living with my sorority sisters, but I was excited. Visions of special dinners popped into my head. I would set this beautiful table, and my mother and grandmother would iron the napkins. My father passed away before all the pieces were purchased, and I could never find the sugar bowl and creamer at any replacement site. On one of my many trips to San Antonio to one of my favorite antique shops I ran across both pieces. I was ecstatic.
Neither of the girls took me up on my offer. The oldest one informed me that she already had a set of china which she does use some of the time (mine looks better). If it didn’t go in the micro wave the youngest one didn’t want it. I tried the sympathy plea– “You will always have something to remember Granny Ruby by”. It didn’t work. I was informed they would always remember her.
What was I going to do with two sets of beautiful china, delicate crystal wine, champagne and water glasses? The champagne classes are not fluted, they are the kind you see in the movies and they stack them. I had flatware and napkins that had nevfer seen the light of day. My husband solved the problem because he had a problem.
One day after a weekend of family as the dishwasher was humming along, he didn’t have a clean plate, and there were no paper plates. What was he going to do? Stop the dishwasher and remove a half cleaned plate? Go to the store and buy paper plates? No, just reach up there and get one of those china plates. From that moment on I decided there would be no paper plates or plastic ware used in my house.
That moment made me realize that I was going to use each and everything in my house. So when you come to dinner you just might have your takeout/delivery on fancy china with paper napkins.
Remember “thisisyourbestyear”. Everyday is special.
First of all let me give you this disclaimer before you read any further. This will be the last year that the Byron Nelson Golf Tournament will be held at The Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas. It will now move to Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas.
That being said “the last round” was an amazing girls getaway for those that love golf, like golf, kind of like golf and those that don’t know anything about golf. There is so much more to a golf tournament than golf.
At the beautiful Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas, maybe it was because it was the “last round” everything was done to perfection. Even the parking was convenient.
For those that love golf, there were the top players on the PGA participating with some surprises along the way. There was so much to do, see, eat, drink and enjoy.
Let’s get started first with the resort. If you were fortunate enough you may have been able to snag a villa with a view of the course from the balcony. We saw quite a few ladies and gentlemen doing just that. Some had their cocktails and food to enjoy while watching the tournament.
Just walking around was peaceful and beautiful. The weather for the most part was very nice. The sponsors tents were great places to stop and enjoy food, drink and great conversation while watching the action on the course. The Grey Goose tent had signature cocktails for enjoyment with cute giveaway glasses. While you sipped your cocktail there was always someone to discuss golf on every level–learning can be fun!
Of course there was the fashion to take in as there is every year at the Byron Nelson; though this year the fashions seemed to be more individualized (no set pattern). The city of Irving had great events from pictures, to prizes. You could go inside the AT&T booth and drive a simulator and much more. Cadillac, the official car had their newest models on display for your viewing pleasure.
There were activities in the hotel for those that wanted to relax a bit more. There was the Well and Being Spa in the hotel. If you felt that you didn’t get enough exercise walking the course they have 4 indoor tennis courts, a massive workout facility, squash courts and more.
The Byron Nelson Golf Tournament at The Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas in Las Colinas has something for everyone. It made a great girls getaway. For those that don’t know a lot about golf, it is a great way to learn–it’s as easy as talking to the person next to you. You might even enjoy it.
It’s time to put on your pink and get ready to see some great fashion, participate in great raffles, but most of all get ready to help the women of North Texas get the medical attention they deserve.
“Puttin on the Pink” is hosted by the Kupferle Health Board of the Texas Health Resources Foundation. The proceeds from this fashion luncheon helps fund their mobile unit. This mobile unit is the doctor’s office on wheels that provides much needed service to women who might otherwise not have access to healthcare.
This year’s event is co-chaired by Sharon Crockett and Heather Senter. These ladies have worked hard to make sure this years event continues the legacy that the volunteers started years ago to raise awareness of the mobile unit so that all women in the North Texas area have the opportunity to get the services they need.
Sharon became involved in the Puttin on the Pink when she learned that her best friend was diagnosed with breast cancer. She soon realized that almost everyone knew someone who has been affected by some form of cancer. Realizing that some people don’t know about the medical exam they should take, or they knew but didn’t have resources they needed to attain these services she knew she had to try and make a difference.
At the luncheon many men and women will learn about the services the mobile unit offers–these people will get the information out to many more people. They will be able to tell that the mobile unit does:
This years’ Puttin on the Pink fashion luncheon will be held at the Fort Worth Convention Center on April 5, starting with a reception at 10:30 with the fashion luncheon at 11:30.
Remember “thisisyourbestyear”. Put on your Pink for a great cause.
It is official as the nice man delivers yet another package to my house–I am married to the online shopping lady except she is a man. A man who never liked shopping before. As a woman of a certain age I have seen my hubby of many years have many habits, and this one is one that I could never imagined he would have.
When he had to fill out forms and send them in he wouldn’t order a lot–it took time. The kids and I would get a few crazy gifts, you know the kind that don’t look anything like the picture. The kind that are supposed to be just as good as the nationally known product.
But lo and behold he is now kind of sort of computer literate–he discovered the internet. We finally got him to stop opening all of the email he receives, and printing off all of the crazy information that is out there. He now shops.
You know that lady that buys the purse in all 16 colors, 13 sizes and 14 materials all of which are fake–that’s him. Need something to help you with a flat tire, ward off attackers, look like a diamond, ruby and/or emerald, whiten your teeth, stretch your shoes, shrink your shoes, kill mosquitoes, and so much more? We have it.
The delivery people and the postal service know us. In fact I’ve told them to stop coming to my house. I run to the door as soon as they ring the bell because there is no need to sign for it, they just ring, drop and go.
The good news is that I’m going to have a great garage sale. Remember “thisisyourbestyear“. What’s one man’s junk is another one’s treasure–yeah right.
The amazing Texas Conference for Women in Austin, Texas on November 15, 2016 is officially sold out.
As luck would have it, there may be a way to get tickets to attend this sold out event. You can put your name on a list to grab tickets if they become available. If you want to hear great speakers, be inspired, attend wonderful workshops, network with women who are on the move and so much more, you need to try as hard as possible to attend this event. To try for tickets click please let me get a ticket. Hope you are lucky! Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.
Yes I was in the dreaded middle seat, but I didn’t have to pay for my luggage, and I don’t fight for overhead space–I just checked my luggage, and the crew always seem to be nice–I was flying home on Southwest Airlines. The latest issue of their magazine caught my attention, it’s their anniversary edition touting they (Southwest Airlines) still got it.
What caught my attention was the cover featuring what I thought were two flight attendants. Well it turned out to be the same person, flight attendant Sandra Force, and she is featured in her 1971 flight attendant (stewardess) uniform, and her current flight attendant uniform. Yep, that means that she has been flying the friendly skies with Southwest Airlines for 45 years. She looks amazing.
Inside the magazine you find information about this lovely woman of a certain age along with another flight attendant, C. J. Bostic who has also worked for Southwest Airlines for 45 years. By all accords they have no intention of retiring–they actually like their job.
Click the link to read about this two amazing women of a certain age: Southwest Airlines Magazine.
Remember “thisisyourbestyear”, and do something you enjoy like Sandra and C. J. They still got it! They show us that women of a certain age can’t be defined. Got to love it! Do you still have it?
“If you just sit down and be quiet, no one will know how stupid you are”. Yes, that was one of my mother’s sayings. Another one was “slow as pond water”. These and other sayings seem to always come to mind at different times in my life. There are many others that she, my aunts, neighbors, women of the church and others would say. Some I can’t put in print.
For our Mother’s Day Giveaway we are asking you to tell us one of the sayings your mother, grandmother, aunt or whoever you consider to be your mother figure in your life said. It’s as simple as that.
You can win a beautiful statement necklace donated by Kendra Scott jewelry. It is an amazing piece that you will love–it is the beautiful piece below.
Remember “thisisyourbestyear”, and all you need to do to win this beautiful Kendra Scott “statement” necklace is to post a saying that your mother and/or mother figure always said in the comment section of this post. This beautiful piece can be yours to gift to someone or maybe to yourself. The winner will be chosen on Monday, May 2. Good Luck!
*You can see more beautiful Kendra Scott jewelry at their boutiques or online at Kendra Scott Jewelry.
NEIMAN MARCUS ANNOUNCES CAROLINA HERRERA AS RECIPIENT OF
THE NEIMAN MARCUS AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE IN THE FIELD OF FASHION
Neiman Marcus announces that world renowned fashion designer Carolina Herrera will receive the Neiman Marcus Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Fashion on September 16, 2016 at the Crystal Charity Ten Best Dressed Fashion Show and Luncheon at their flagship store in located in downtown Dallas.
“We are delighted to present Carolina Herrera the Neiman Marcus Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Fashion,” said Karen Katz, CEO of Neiman Marcus Group. “Few designers have accomplished this as gracefully as Mrs. Herrera.”
Past honorees of this award include HSH the Princess Grace of Monaco, Estée Lauder, Coco Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Giorgio Armani, and Miuccia Prada. Stanley Marcus, the co-founder of Neiman Marcus won the Award in 1995. It was presented to him at a Neiman Marcus gala in Dallas celebrating his ninetieth birthday.
*Since 1952, the sole purpose of The Crystal Charity Ball has been to support children’s charities in Dallas County. Members of The Crystal Charity Ball Committee have raised more than $130 million for more than 140 worthy beneficiaries over the past 60 years
I love it when people say they are the same size they were way back when. At this stage of life I am probably about the same size I was before l had children. Even saying that the weight is distributed differently, you know not sitting like it use to unless of course you have visited your local cosmetic guru to have some work done, then it is probably sitting higher.
As we have become women of a certain age, we don’t want to look like our mothers and Lord forgive us surely not like our grandmothers when they were our age. Sadly though for most of us we can’t look the way our daughters and granddaughters look. Seriously Beyonce and her mom may be about the same size, but there is almost a 30 year age difference. One is Blue Ivy’s mom and the other is her grandmother.
Remember when you go shopping the sales lady is nice, but her job is to sell. She may tell you that you can pull something off, and you want to believe you can, but please look in the mirror. As we mature unless we are a dancer, have good genes or have always exercised and even then we may not avoid the inevitable–we sometimes just have to let some outfits go. Hey it may be time to try something new.
Remember “thisisyourbestyear”. Same size or not, check the mirror before you leave home.