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Clear Skin

I am one of those people you hate – I have always had clear skin.  But many of my friends didnt and still dont….but Avon has an answer for that.  One of my customers just bought 7 tubes….so it must be working.

Clearskin – people are raving about it….oil-absorbing mineral clay masks draws out pore-clogging dirt and oil like a magnet..

There are daily cleansers, astringents, overnight treatments, acne pads and scrubs.  And now in this campaign you can get a dual-ended blackhead remover #free with any 2 purchases….Shop by online brochure and go directly to page 70-71 to see this offer….

 

Bowling time

Are you a bowler? Have you ever been. That was one sport (if you can call it a sport) that I loved and excelled in. I even belonged to a league. Now at the age of 70 I am more inclined to stay away (the knees arent what they used to be) but I still love to watch it….

So this weekend when I was invited to my grandson’s birthday at a bowling alley, I was excited to go.  And I wasnt disappointed.  The kids had a ball, and I loved watching them.  Taking pictures of them, and the way they got into bowling was great.  They also had arcade games there so the little ones who didnt want to bowl could be entertained.

And what better food than pizza, chicken fingers, and french fries……

Standing still

I sit here at my computer, after watching a show; then reading a few chapters of an amazing book and watching hubby sleep.  It is two o’clock in the afternoon when I write this and while the weather outside is not delightful – I find I cannot move.  There is laundry to be done, housecleaning to be done but instead I sit here at my computer.

I am not playing games – I am not on FB – I am thinking.  The stillness and quiet is deafening.  While I do hear kids out front playing basketball – yes, my neighbor decided to put a basketball hoop in front of his house – and while he and his family are not around this weekend – I have the neighborhood children in front of my house.  But that noise does not stop the thoughts in my head.

 

Hubby sleeps way too much.  He says it is the medications he is on – way too many – but then he cannot sleep at night.  I am afraid that my life will change soon – you see, I plan to retire in 41 days….and I dont want to end up on the couch with hubby.

So I must make a plan to start moving…..I know what I would like to do, what I must do – get up every morning even though I have no where to go – and get out of the house.  I love being home, plan to read (my passion) plan to crochet (another passion) and of course having 9 grandkids will keep me busy too.  But the time they are in school there is still an expanse of time to do what?  I will have to convince hubby to do things with me because I will not stay home everyday…..

Going vertical again

When we first moved into this house we had a slider door going out back to our deck.  I hated the window treatment so finally went out and bought vertical blinds.  And have had nothing but trouble since.  They keep falling off and since we are no youngsters, we keep calling my son over to fix them.  Being plastic (since the metal ones would hurt the grandkids) we found them flimsy and easily breaking.

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As you can see there are some that are missing and it is just not working anymore.  So today we went on a search for a company that will replace them and hopefully they will be better made.

We found one Blinds To Go in Park Slope and after telling them our dilemma they recommended fabric verticals.  They looked nice and they also showed how they are reinforced where they attach above.  So we decided to go with them (not a bad estimated price either) and now are waiting for the installers to call us back to set a date for measuring.  (After they go up, will write another blog and have picture)

What do you have on your sliding doors?

That’s what friends are for….

I am off this week so it has been very relaxing and since the weather in great here – it has also been a time for going out.  So when friends text they are meeting for breakfast or lunch I am happy to go out and have wonderful conversations with them.  Most of them I work with (my close friend has passed away so I no longer can meet up with her) and there are some who are retired.

This afternoon we all met for lunch with co-workers and a retired friend.  She amazes me because since she retired she hasnt been home much.  She is always out and in fact as I write this she is getting ready to leave again – she loves Florida and will probably move there one day.  Then she is off to London to see her grandchildren.  It made me think how wonderful it will be when I retire.  Of course, my family is here in NY so I wont be traveling to see them….but I have already started looking at cruises.  My Avon business is expanding and every penny I save will enable me to go this summer or fall….I have been on two cruises already – one to Bermuda and one to the Bahamas….where shall I go next?

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I like the way my Avon business allows me these little pleasures in life.  When I retire I plan on selling full time and maybe make enough for two or three trips a year. The best part is I can take my business anywhere I go.  I was out to dinner with hubby yesterday and gave the receptionist a book – and I left with a $52 order.  My Avon goes everywhere I go —-if you are interested in joining my team contact me or go to www.startavon.com and use reference code – ashapiro

Happy Birthday

Yesterday I celebrated another birthday.  I stopped counting about 10 years ago because age is just a number.  My health and well being is what is important and what I need to work on.  So I am trying to eat right, walk more and get more sleep.  But as I woke up with hubby singing “Happy Birthday” to me I had to decide what to do for my birthday.  Hubby said anything I want so thought maybe lunch or dinner out, I am not one for a showy day.  As the day went on and I waited for hubby to get dressed, my front door opened and in walked my son and his family.  They live about one hour away and this was a surprise.  Shortly after that the rest of the clan came and I found out the girls were taking me out to lunch while the boys stayed home and ordered pizza.  I was delighted and so surprised.

The day was perfect with close to 70 degree weather – this is NY people, that does not happen.  I hate celebrating my birthday because of the month and the fact that the weather would never cooperate.  But today it did – lunch was great, got cards, flowers, balloons and ice cream cake…..plus hugs and kisses – calls, texts, emails and great conversation.  What more could a mom ask for.  I am blessed.

This morning I had breakfast with some good friends – who treated me – and the celebration goes on and on.  Not bad for an old lady…lol

Old Age – Not for Everyone

I just read a wonderful blog – https://talesforlife.wordpress.com/2017/01/18/my-tentative-plan-for-becoming-an-old-woman/

that got me thinking of all things – old age – but the author has just brought a subject to light that all of us go through and wonder about – Where did all the years go?

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I suppose as I am nearing my retirement (what’s the countdown now?  Remind me to put a countdown on my page!) and since it is around the corner for me, the question is what to do with all the time I will have.  No more getting up at 5:30 – quickly getting dressed, a bite to eat and running out to pick up grandkids (I take them to school) and of course stopping at DunkinDonuts.  It would not bother me except the knees are going on me and the NY weather – at least winter – gets me down.  I hate snow….wouldnt it be wonderful to look out the window and know you dont have to go down to clean off the car – after navigating on the slippery sidewalk to get to the car.

But the question is – what to do?  Hubby has been retired for a while now but he is happy to sit on the couch and watch tv…I, on the other hand, am not.  So as I near my day – I will make a list of all the things I can do with my time…..First on that list will be step up my

Avon business…. – while I am doing well in that area, I know I can do better.  I can now attend the afternoon team meetings; I can toss during the day and manage to stop by loads of stores to leave my books.  But I also want to take classes, go to book signings (they are always in the afternoon) – see a show and even do shopping when there are no crowds.  We have a community center in my neighborhood – can finally meet the neighborhood people (other than my block) ….. more ideas to come…..now to get that countdown started up…..

Are you retired?  I would like to hear from you – what do you do to keep busy and “young”?