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50 Fabulous Ways to Celebrate Your 50th Birthday in Austin, Texas

Welcome to the Fabulous 50's, my friend!  How are you feeling about your big 5-0? Does it feel like this date flopped onto the calendar out of the blue, or have you been planning a celebratory shindig for months? Either way, let me just assure you, life is about to get good in a whole lot of new ways. So get yourself a warm mug of Metamucil, and read on, my friend. 50 Ways to Celebrate Your 50th Birthday in Austin, Texas The following list of 50 Ways to Celebrate Your BIG 5-0 is about to inspire the compression socks right

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It’s a Miracle! 4 New Pairs of Shoes that Don’t Hurt My Feet?!?

It's not that I have a fetish or anything (that sounds pretty creepy), but on the other hand, I  do notice pretty feet. And I'm certainly not the only one.   The Chinese have long ago discontinued the tradition of foot binding; however, it was a practice long- considered as greatly contributing to the beauty of a wealthy young girl. In India, children bow to touch the feet of their elders as a sign of great respect. Don't show the sole of your shoe when visiting the Middle East, but do try to trip on your left foot when in Russia

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Are Millennials Less Cluttered than Boomers? – Austin Over Fifty

In case you haven't noticed, the subject of clutter seems to be a hot topic these days. Whether we're talking about the world's trash crisis or just the state of a neighbor's overflowing garage, we're all starting to feel the pull toward a simpler relationship with our stuff. I have wondered, though, is this mainly the problem of my generation? Are millennials less cluttered than boomers? Millennials or Boomers? Who has more stuff? Y'all know I love millennials. This whole group is very interesting, highly educated, and they're

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You Go, Rick Perry!

Last season, I vowed that I was done with Dancing with the Stars.  But tonight I can't remember why. The very kind man who married me would not want the world to know that he's watched the previous 22 seasons of DWTS with me, so don't tell him I told you.  Sometimes he gets into it even a little more than I do, and he critiques the dancers and the judges all over the place! Like he knows a diddly squat thing about dancing? We both made C's in our college western dance class! I think I could've pulled a B if I could have danced

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That’s Funny, I Don’t Care Who You Are (An Evening at Shady Grove)

*This post has been updated since it was first published,  and I've experienced a whole lot more of Austin since then. However, nothing has happened that has made me laugh any harder.  An Evening at Shady Grove No one has ever called me a dumb blonde.  From time to time, that shoe just almost fits, but I prefer the word ditzy.  I really feel like it's ok to be a little ditzy, and there can actually be some advantages to it. Ditzy blondes may not always understand ditzy blonde jokes; therefore, they are never really

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Johnny and DeNise Merritt – An Inspirational Couple of Austinites

Let me introduce you to an inspirational couple of Austinites, who turned their normal existence into an intentional adventure in the Capital City of Texas. Our acqaintance with Johnny and DeNise Merritt goes way back. DeNise's sister is married to the fine man who was our pastor in Muleshoe, Texas for 7 years. DeNise hosted a luncheon at her house for me to meet some women in Amarillo when we moved back there after living in the Home of the Mighty Mules. We attended the same church. Johnny was an attorney in the

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We’re Moving Downtown! – Part 1

For those of us Over Fifty, moving downtown has actually become a full-on trend. Many of us are selling homes, getting rid of stuff and enjoying the surprisingly close-knit community that we find in carefree apartment life. Moving downtown is fun, it's deliberate, and it's all kinds of adventurous. But, it's also a process. Here's how it worked for us - a couple of hometown homebodies who couldn't have ever dreamed this would be us. My First Adventurous Memory It seems to me that I’ve always been up for a good adventure.  My

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How to Have a Special Mother’s Day When the Kids Can’t Come

Since we’ve moved to Austin, and since everyone in the family lives somewhere else, we just can’t be together on every single important occasion. It can be hard, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who gets it. So, in the way that only he can, my sweet husband made Mother's Day special for me. No kids in town? No worries. We were going to have a great day anyway, celebrating the joys of my own motherhood, and the blessings we have received from our moms. How kind is my husband! Here’s how he treated me to a very wonderful day.

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