Category: Aging and Activity

  • Gray Expectations – Full Disclosure 7

    O.K. ladies let’s talk hair stories, (men feel free to chime in). I want to talk about 3 things that many of us have or will experience, but never talk about. First, eyebrow color change. Second, hairline cover ups. Third, hair styles, the good, the bad and the ugly. In the eyebrow department, I’m good.…

  • Gray Expectations- Hair Color Basics – 6

    I had my first appointment with my stylist, Terri today for my going gray journey. I learned a lot. For starters, just because you decide to go gray does not mean you’ll miss one color appointment and boom, you’re gray. Terri said, “We all have varying levels of gray, but for most of us, it…

  • Gray Expectations – Shades of Gray 5

    Have you ever purchased a car that you thought was unique both in style and color, only to find out that your choice wasn’t so original? Suddenly every third car is the same  model and color as yours. Hmmm. Well, I’m having the same experience with women and gray hair. In the past couple of…

  • Gray Expectations – Gray Chic- 4

      So, who would have thought that gray is the new black? It seems to be among the young Hollywood crowd. If Pink can sport it, why can’t I? Seriously, how cute is this? I know, I know it’s Pink and she’s 20 years younger, and a rock star.  But  still, it seems Hollywood is…

  • What Changes When My Hair Does? Gray- 3

    Questions I have about changing my hair color: 1. Walking by a group of guys, gals and thinking, “Brunettes, blondes, redheads gets the looks. Gray heads- not so  much.” 2. I will never, ever, ever be carded again except maybe to prove my AARP card is legit. 3. Will my current wardrobe go with my…

  • Gray Expectations – 2

    Wow, wow, wow. Since posting my initial going gray journey, it’s been fascinating to read the responses both on Facebook and my blog. Some are shocked that I would even consider this, others would like to try it, but vanity prevents it. There are also a few that have never colored their hair, ever. In…

  • Gray Expectations

    With the recent news of the Patraeus affair, people are abuzz with disbelief. But the disbelief didn’t seem to stem from Patraeus’ behavior, more from the obvious contrast between his wife of 40 years, and his mistress.  In fact, some were heard saying, “Well, no wonder he cheated on her!”  Hmmm. So, this got me…

  • Do We Ever REALLY Graduate from High School?

      This past week I celebrated another birthday. I say another birthday because it wasn’t a “big” birthday, it wasn’t a landmark birthday, simply a birthday that left me scratching my head and wondering, “Where has time gone?” It’s funny, I remember my Grandmother saying to me, “Don’t wish your life away, it moves quickly…

  • Getting Older is More Than Just Visual

        ARGH! It’s happening, those annoying signs of aging.  As an active adult, I’m convinced that all the positives steps I’m taking will avert natural signs of aging including, aches and pains, graying hair, disease and eye sight- just to name a few. The aches and pains I chalk up to my activity level,…

  • Turning 21 – Fear or Fun?

    This past week we celebrated my youngest child’s 21st birthday. The event was incredibly special, and someone even commented, “Wow, if this is her 21st birthday, I can’t wait to see what her wedding will be like!” Turning 21 is sort of a mixed bag. It’s the reminder that all the really big times in…