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Over 40 Females Ft. Worth Launch Party

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

What is too old?

All things considered...

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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Read in 102 Countries and Counting

Thank you for making 2013 truly a wonderful year. Take a look at the annual report for “thisisyourbestyear”. We were read in over 102 countries!!!!

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Thanks for coming with us on this journey, and remember “thisisyourbestyear”.

See you in 2014!!!

Update–Birkenstocks Repaired

On May 30, 2013, I posted “In With The New Fixing The Old”. It was about repairing my Birkenstock sandals for a fraction of what a new pair would cost. The outcome is below. Take a look.

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Before the repair–looking sad.

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After repair–looking good.

The cost to repair was $45. They feel really comfortable.  If you have a pair of Birkenstocks that need a little love and care, find an authorized Birkenstock shoe store. They can give you another 5 or 6 years worth of good comfort.

In the Fort Worth, Texas area try Take 5 Birkenstock on Camp Bowie Boulevard.

Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.

In With the New and Fixing the Old

 

Remember last post when I told you I got a new pair of Birkenstock sandals. They are really good walking sandals especially for those of us who do not have perfect feet. Well I was just about to throw the old pair out–they are at least 5 years old–at least. They have seen much better days, in fact they are so worn they make my feet hurt. I was putting them in the box that the new pair came in when I found a little insert and began to read. It said that you should “never” throw out a pair of Birkenstocks; they can almost always be repaired. Well you know that since I am a woman of a certain age, I am very frugal with my money. I went online to see if Fort Worth had an authorized Birkenstock store, and lo and behold there is one on Camp Bowie Boulevard. Since you have to prove things to me, I called to make sure they could repair my sandals, and they said that as long as the leather straps were good they could.

Well here are the way the shoes looked after he had made sure they could be repaired. Kind of sad, don’t you think?

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He literally took the footbeddding out of the shoe to make sure it could be repaired.  Take a look at what he did.

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He wanted to make sure that it was not cracked anywhere.  I was informed that he could indeed repair them.  It would take a week to repair and cost about half of what a new pair would cost. I’m thinking to myself that I might should send the new pair back.  Then I thought why not have a spare pair.

On my way out the door I spotted another brand of shoe–Think.  I talked with the sales clerk about them.  He told me that if I liked Birkenstock that I would like Think.  So I tried on a pair.  They are the ones below.

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I must admit, they are really comfortable.  They are on par with Birkenstock and might be a little ahead of them in the comfort range.  I can’t really say for sure since I only had them on for a few minutes.  I will give them credit though, they have a complete line from flats, sandals, booties, pumps and more.  They cost about twice as much as Birkenstocks.  I do not know if they have the same policy on repair.  It seems that their website for the United States is down.  You can buy them at Nordstrom Department Stores also from online stores such as Zappos and others.

My Birkenstocks will be repaired next week, and I will let you know how they look.  If you are in the mood for comfortable shoes and you live in the Fort Worth, Texas area go by Take 5 Birkenstock.  They are located at 6108 Camp Bowie, Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76116.  You can also reach them at 817.989.2475.

I don’t know about you, but when my feet hurt, I hurt all over.  Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.

Best Walking Sandals

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Remember the post on shoes for people with problem feet–bunions? Well, I just got my new Birkenstock sandals. These are the most comfortable walking sandals in the world–seriously. If you want comfort go to their website to see their many styles. There are counterfeit products out there so if you do not see them at a store their website is for you. I got them in less than 3 days and no shipping charge.

These will be packed when I go to Napa along with the heels and athletic footwear.

The Birkenstock website is:  http://www.birkenstockusa.com/  Tell them I sent you. Remember, thisisyourbestyear”

Catching Up With Old Friends–Spring Break Reading

As a woman of a certain age, I tend to lose touch with some of my friends.  It seems that all of us are busy going here and there–making sure that everyone is happy and content.  It seems that most of my friends are well into their careers or starting new ones.  While on Spring Break in Hot Springs Arkansas, I have decided to invite my friends to go with my husband and me.  He doesn’t mind because they don’t take up that much room and are very quiet.  I even invited someone who I wanted to meet.  Yes, I invited Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.  She has been someone who has always fascinated me because she is a strong woman of a certain age.

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Justice Sotomayor is woman who like most of us has hit her stride as she has matured. I think her story will be one that will enlighten me, and also one that I will enjoy.

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Oprah and I have had to keep in touch with each other by way of “Oprah’s Next Chapter” which I watch every week.  She keeps me informed about the in’s and out’s of some of my favorite people–loved the show with Wayans family  (if you haven’t seen that one, it is wonderful).  I just felt it was time we sat down and had a girl-to-girl conversation so I invited O magazine to come along.  We’re going to talk about everything.  We’re going to start in the morning with a cup of coffee and end the day with a glass of wine.

I had to invite my old friend Ebony magazine.  Ebony has been there for me when no one else was there.  She has seen me through all the stages of my life.  Sometimes we tend to forget those that were there through it all. Desiree Rogers has done a wonderful job reinventing Ebony, but keeping it true to it’s roots.

Since I am on into my second act of life, I always try to know what to do with my money so that I can continue to do some of the things that I like to do so I bought along Money magazine. It has helped me try to insure that even as I mature even more I will be okay financially.  I love the little financial quizzes.

My better half loves to drive wherever we go, and my girlfriend Avis and I are always up for a road trip.  They can be so much fun when you don’t have an agenda, and time is not an option so I bought along Texas Highways magazine.

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I truly miss Susan Taylor, you know the “In the Spirit” lady.  She was one of the reasons that I loved Essence magazine.  Essence has changed, as I have too, but it still talks to me about the beauty and the intelligence of “me”.  Can you believe Tia and Tamera are married with children.

Of course every woman of a certain age should have More magazine on their night stand.  It is for and about us.  This year our first lady, Michelle Obama will get her AARP card.  Their magazine is really helpful.  It talks about money, lifestyle, travel and more–I like it. 

I live in Fort Worth, Texas–the best in the West so I have to bring along the city magazine which is one of my favorites.  I say this with tongue in cheek.  I have had a running battle with them to put my alma mater correctly in the colleges/university issue.  Somehow they can’t seem to understand that Texas A&M Commerce has one of the best undergraduate and graduate programs in the state.  I keep telling them and will continue until they get it right.  Even with that, they have the in’s and out’s of the city, and they are a wonderful city guide for Fort Worth and Arlington.

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Departure magazine let’s me dream and Robb Report makes me wish.  These two are my sister’s.  They take me away to places that I want to go to.  I love the trips they take me on.  Endless Vacations magazine says it all–no need to explain.

Since I’m about to get to know my friends again, I also bought my music.  I don’t want to disturb my hubby as my girls and I have fun.

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When the girls and I get to talking, we can look at the lake, and just relax.  There are even places that we can get our exercise on–walking trails.  We just need to bundle up and get moving.

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While I’m talking with the girls, I will have to do a little work too.  I will have to tell them my girlfriend Britine Burton is running for the Arlington Independent School District School Board, and believe it or not I’m trying to assist her.  I’ve bought along a couple of pieces that I need to proofread.  This will not take long, then I can get back to my guests.

New friends are wonderful, but you can just be yourself with old friends.  Remember “thisisyourbestyear“.

2012 in review for “thisisyourbestyear”

Thank you for a successful year–“thisisyourbestyear” was read in 75 countries!  I know 2013 will be even better.  Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.  This year don’t make ANY RESOLUTIONS!!! Seriously, just live your life the best you can–“THISISYOURBESTYEAR”!!!

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,500 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 6 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

Toe Shoes Verdict

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It is official–they are truly not attractive, but they are really comfortable. The toe shoes that I tried are the Fila Skeletoes. There are many other brands of toe shoes including the Adidas Adipure Trainers and the Vibram Five Fingers. If you decide to get a pair of toe shoes make sure you get the correct pair for your specific physical activity. If you want a pair of toe shoes to wear in and around the house, I suggest Fila Skeletoes. Remember “thisisyourbestyear.”

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