If I were ol'Santa, you know what I'd do... I'd dump silly gifts that are given to you. And deliver some things just inside your front door. Things you have lost, but treasured before.
I'd give you back all your maidenly vigor, And, to go along, a neat tiny figure. Then restore the old color that once graced your hair Before rinses and bleaches took residence there.
I'd bring back the shape with which you were gifted So things now suspended need not be uplifted. I'd draw in your tummy and smooth down your back Till you'd be a dream in those tight fitting slacks.
I'd remove all your wrinkles. Leave only one chin So you wouldn't spend hours rubbing grease on your skin. You'd never have flashes or queer dizzy spells And you wouldn't hear noises like ringing of bells.
You'd never have headaches, so no pills you'd take. And no heating pad needed since your muscles won't ache. Yes, if I were Santa, you'd never look stupid. You'd be a cute chick with the romance of a cupid.
I'd give you a lift when those wolves start to whistle And the joys of your heart would be light as a thistle. But alas! I'm not Santa, but ourwish is sincere... Merry Christmas to you and a Happy New Year!
(courtesy of Maxine)
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She did it. It took her nearly half her life, but Julia Child did it. She mastered the art of being herself.
What inspiration she is to WOOFers! We tell ourselves it's never too late, but do we really believe it? Do YOU really believe it?
Two days in a row I watched "Julie & Julia," and Meryl Streep's protrayal made me smile every minute. It reminded me of the truly remarkable woman Child was on so many levels. And how she thrived in spite of deep disappointments in life.
So, this morning I cooked up a little poem in her honor. (No, obviously I've not mastered the art of poetry! But perhaps Julia would allow for my effort!)
Julia Child, Julia Child How you make us smile.
Even still, even now. And Meryl did you proud!
In your kitchen on TV How delicious you could be.
One forgets you started late Learning to sauté.
Women near, women far Behold, a cooking star...
With zest for lemon and for life. Bon appétit, Ms Child!
The news these days can be pretty darn depressing. Between the recession and mounting expenses, the price of living is skyrocketing. We have rising crime and unemployment rates, lower educational standards, celebrities who act like idiots, politicians who act like celebrities, corporations who have to be bailed out, and regular citizens who won’t take responsibility for their own actions or livelihood—let alone help anyone else. And that is just some of craziness that seems to surround us.
Here’s my theory: All I can do is try to be the best person I know how to be. I can’t change the world, but I can try to make the people around me happy and comfortable. I can be a responsible, productive human being and try to help others who need a hand. Other than that, what can I do? I don’t need to worry so much about things I can’t control.
I heard the new Josh Turner song the other day and loved the philosophy reflected in the lyrics. In “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” he sings: “Nothing but bad news on. Well, it might be me, but the way I see it the whole world has gone crazy. So baby, why don’t we just dance?”
I have a very happy life, and I know that not all the news is bad--but some days it does feel like the world has gone crazy. So on those days when I feel like the world is spinning out of control around me, I can’t think of anything better than “Why Don’t We Just Dance?” Instead of focusing on the negative like we often do as we age, it is a great idea to take a break every once in a while and celebrate life.
Sometimes you just have to kick off your shoes, grab a partner and have some fun!
***** (Five Star Rating) Midwest Book Review (Oregon, WI)
******************************* "Mid-life still means you have about half of it to go. "Women Only Over 50: Who Are Still Puppies at Heart" is targeted at the middle-aged woman who is faced with several new challenges but still wants to live their lives to the fullest. Wrinkles, the departure of children, weight gain, and so much more is discussed with wit and wisdom, making "Women Only Over 50" an ideal gift to oneself or a beloved WOOFer." *******************************
"You have to start by changing the story you tell yourself about getting older...The minute you say to yourself, 'Time is everything, and I'm going to make sure that time is used the way I dream it should be used,' then you've got a whole different story."—Diane Sawyer
"Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical." —Sophia Loren
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