HAVE FUN WITH
you asked for it!
I've attached a picture of what I'm
going to be doing in 2006 to make my life better. I started
this hobby when I turned 40 and I'm now
Hope you have a "cool" 2006!....LM
Well I am 52 now, and have felt like that as well....nobody wants me now.....:( but! this Christmas I got out my old cake decorating skills and put my creative juices together and came up with cookie bouquets for my family. Why barge thru the malls?? and go thru all that massive traffic. Just make tasty treats for gifts. They are fun! and look great! and believe me..... you feel so good when the compliments come rolling in. These work for any occasion.Thank you for letting me share...Maryann
While I don't have a picture, I do have a story to add. In 2005 after 32 years, I got on a stage and auditioned for a play. I didn't get a part the first time, so I auditioned for another play. And I got the part! The next audition was for a leading role and I got the part. Having rediscovered my passion for theater after letting it sit idle for 32 years (every year that passed I'd think "there aren't parts for people my age/weight, etc."), at 52 I am back to auditioning and acting and being involved once again.
I just keep thinking
about the saying that says you should "dance like no one is watching".
The Best is Yet to Come, Vicki in IL
The Red Hat Society
We are a group of ladies who have formed
a sistership and get together and go out and have fun outings on a regular
basis. There are chapters all over the world. Our group in in Gosford N.S.W.
Australia. We have a lot of fun.This pic was taken when our Chapter went
on this big red double decker bus to our local wineries. All had a great
time. We have picnics, lunches, dinners ,ten pin bowling comps etc etc
etc. all kinds of outings and get togethers. It is know as a disorganisation
OR (Growing Old Disgracefully) ....Hope you think this idea is good enough
to go on your page. Bye for now, Judi, A Red Hatter
Hi all. I learned how to ride this motorcycle when I was 56 . It was something I count as my best accomplishment. I have a small camper too and sometimes I go off all by myself camping just to get away. It helps everyone for me to get away when I have those miserable I hate everybody days. I'm also learning how to play the harmonica!!
It helps to stay busy thru this awful time
they call menopause! I've been going thru this for 10 years. Good luck
to all my sisters just remember you can do anything you put your mind to!!
It's funny that you mentioned 30 years would put you at 87. Well, 30 years will put me there as well, and I expect to still be an active person, indoors and out. We are only as old as we keep telling ourselves. We need to think and act young in order to stay that way.
We are planning a 45-day RV trip with our good friends to the Baja Peninsula. None of us have been to Mexico. RV'ing is the way we travel, now that our kids are grown. This will be the first trip after our retirement. All of our vacations have been two weeks at the most. We can't imagine what it's going to be like, to stay away from home for 45 days. No phones to answer, no traffic to fight, to get to our jobs. WE CAN"T WAIT.
Love your newsletter. Keep up the
good work. THINK YOUNG!!!!! Gale, Farmington Hills, Michigan
the younger ladies at the top are daughters of us "Pauzers".
We sure gave them a different view of menopause!
Copyright Linda Kenney All Rights Reserved
Are you suffering from the
red hot flashes;
Feelings of dread and being
Already you're a tired insomniac
All these symptoms are the
So are you behaving a little
|I have started a new career in Real
Estate where I am in charge of myself and my direction. I am out
and about not sitting in an office waiting for Saturday to roll around.
I hated wishing my life away just for a day of freedom. This week one of
my clients said to me that the thing he like best about me was that I am
a teenager at heart. I have discovered that the spirit doesn't age
just the body. "MadeInScotland"
The Prancing Ponies
were formed in May. We consist of 4 ladies who were thrown together by
a series of unfortunate events
|Hi Dee...at the beginning
of the year, you put a note in your newsletter, asking for Pauzers having
fun to let you know what we are doing. You also requested a photo
if available. About 4 years ago - while STILL hot flashing my way through
life, (actually, it has been 14 years thus far) I decided I needed to add
more exercise into my daily routine. I don't like exercising, besides
the exertion triggers MORE hot flashes than the 20 -30 I have everyday
as it is.
But, I DO love to dance - all kinds of dance, so I decided I would try
a Hula class being offered by our Parks and Recreation Dept. I have
continued taking classes along with a group of other women, and according
to our instructor - a "Pauzer" herself, we know over 30 dances, Hawaiian
as well as Tahitian.
Within the last year or so, a few of us have combined to form our own little group for the purpose of performing at fundraising events etc. - as requested. We have put on several performances, enjoying the fun, exercise and muscle toning dancing the Hula brings. We all look forward to our weekly dance classes, performance rehearsal sessions and the "celebrations" we share occasionally - as we have all acquired a new set of friends along with new dancing skills.
Attached is a photo of 2/3's of the group members. I don't want to identify them specifically, but if you use the photo, please just note that we are all Pauzers, over 55 (except for the slender blonde, second from the right) from the Southern California area. Our instructor is the dark haired woman in the center.
Thanks mucho for keeping
up this site and sharing the good, bad and the ugly of this time in our
"What do I do for fun ~ once or twice a year I go camping with 6-8 girl friends... We take a motor home and a tent.... I love sleeping in the tent... we go different places, to the coast, to the desert, last year we camped in a cow pasture.... when we went to the desert ~ we went for a late night soak in the the hot springs.... at the coast we flew kites and gathered shells.... at the ranch ~ we all got to learn how to ride quads without any men around to instruct us... got to wake up to the cows bellowing outside the tent... we let our hair down and talk about life... cry a little and laugh a little.... we all worked together driving school bus until we lost our jobs 3 years ago to a contractor.... all of us are over 50 except for one....but I feel she will have an easier time with menopause from hanging out with us... learning from our mistakes".....Mollie
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