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    500 Days to 50 is Here!

    Whew! I made it.  I am so excited! Starting a blog was a challenge for me but AS OF TODAY, I have 500 days before turning 50.  Thank you for being here! I honestly thought that I would have my act together by the time I turned 40.  In reality, it’s all gone south since turning then. I have multiple health issues that I am convinced are fixable.  My house is falling apart all around me (also fixable). I have way too many hobbies (not fixable, not giving any of them up).    I’m determined to learn how to utilize my time to its fullest in these 500 days. HEALTHY LIVING…

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    Don’t Be Afraid to Go Gray

    Going gray.  Are you considering this?  Letting go of coloring your hair, dealing with roots and spending the money and the time necessary to keep your “look?” I was.  In addition to the cost, my hair felt like it was simply sick and tired of me abusing it.  I have naturally curly hair that tends to be dry anyway and the wiry quality of gray hair didn’t make it any better. A while back, I noticed this new trend of young women choosing to color their hair gray.  Now, it doesn’t really look like natural gray hair, but it’s gray nonetheless.  But who am I to buck fashion? Actually, my…

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    When to go to Cuba – A Tale of Two Havanas

    Have you been wanting to make a trip to the elusive island? I was blessed to be able to go to Cuba in February 2016 with my husband and again in June 2017 with my daughter. My trips were about 16 months apart and I was absolutely amazed by the growth and change in that short time. The other huge difference was the weather and how it affected how we moved about the city. Havana in February You will need a jacket/sweater in the evening, especially if you are walking along the Malecon. The wind coming off the ocean can be quite brisk so be sure you have something a…