Life in Elsewhere
Life in Elsewhere is stressing me to the nines. My children and most of my grandchildren except for three are also upset. I guess in Elsewhere, 3 out of 26 is a good sign. One of my children cannot sleep at night. Three of my grandchildren grew up in the California school system with teachers who graduated from far-left teaching Universities. My kids attended or are attending Stanford, Berkley and one graduated from another far-left college in Oregon. I learned recently that our universities are populated with far-left professors. This has been in the making for years.
These three grandkids of mine are not marching but they approve of what is happening in Elsewhere. They are socialists. Two are enjoying the good life with high paying jobs. Such mediocracy.
On a weekly Sunday call, I lost all control with one of my grands. I was absolutely right to take a stand for freedom of speech, respect for law and order, and a continuation of life in a democratic society. Before I hung up the phone I told him to move to Venezuela for a real taste of Socialism before he gives his stamp of approval on the overthrow of Capitalism and Democracy.
My Ultimate Concierge was sitting next to me during the conversation. When I hung up he rolled his eyes and smiled. I looked back at him and quietly said, “This is the first time I raised my voice to a grandchild of ours and I am glad I did.”
The moral of the story is don’t sit back and play nice when you have your point of view. Don’t sit back when you are troubled and need help. Don’t be afraid to ask a woman where she gets this or how she uses that. Don’t be afraid to discuss with your children and grandchildren how appreciative you are to live in a free society where you have the freedom of choice to choose your doctor, your school, your bank… and your safety.
Ask Honey – Advice For Everyone
June 24, 2020
I was cheated on by my boyfriend. As an older adult, it’s already hard to date, now I feel like I’m never going to find a love like you and Shelly.
Do you have any suggestions for me about dating when your older, or not dating the wrong people?
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Think positive. Where there is a will there is a way.
The safest way of meeting a nice man, who won’t cheat on you, is through a friend or family member. They will know his past history, and history doesn’t lie. You will be starting off on the right foot; not with a mystery man who is questionable.
If that is not an option I would not worry about your age. I would worry if you are not in dating shape. You want to stand out among all the rest. Remember, every woman has an inner and outer style. You can’t have outer style without inner style. Men are attracted to women who are warm, genuine, and personality plus!
You have to put yourself out there. No one will knock on your door unless there is an introduction. There are different avenues where you can meet single men. Of course the online over 50 dating services. Pick out the top three and sign up. Write a description of yourself that is true blue or you will not succeed. Join a wine club or a card club. If you have a pooch spend time at your nearby dog park. I take my pooch to a dog park and meet many people, some single and some married with single friends. Let them know you are interested in dating. Don’t be shy. How about Starbucks, or a singles trip?
Set your priorities of what you want and need in a man. I would run out of dodge after a first date if he did not meet my top priorities. Such as a physical attraction, an outstanding past, commonality, a sharing of the same interests, and background. My heart would signal me. Listen to your heart, it knows.
I was introduced to Shelly. On our first date, my heart went pitter-patter. So did his. We knew. My story is a miracle. Most relationships take time. Ours took but a moment in time. I am blessed.
Remember, nothing good happens by accident. Do you want something? Seek it out.
Honey, you seem to manage your time well – getting a lot done while enjoying yourself. I struggle to manage my time. Can you give me advice?
I am disciplined yet far from perfect. I like it that way. Women are gatherers. We can’t help it. We go out for a bouquet of flowers and come home with an array of other items. Right? So don’t be too hard on yourself. Prioritize your responsibilities and then focus. Those are my tips. Neither is easy but both are necessary if you want to organize your time.
My morning is focused on my priorities. I am organized. The rest of my day is flexible. I don’t want to live the life of a robot. I want to be free and do things at the spur of the moment. This is the time in the life of a woman over fifty to enjoy her life. That is also a priority.
I am up very early, around 5:00 AM. I love the early morning. In the silence of the morning, I watch the sunrise over Lake Michigan. I am calm, cool, and collected. I take my time and prioritize my list of ‘to-do’s’ for the day, close my two notebooks, put my fingers on the keyboard of my Apple, and write my story.
Around 8:00 AM I take my pooch America for a good 45-minute walk. Arriving home I fix him breakfast and then go into our office and get on my treadmill for 30 minutes.
I take a nice shower, put on my red lipstick, and go into the kitchen to prepare breakfast for myself and my Ultimate Concierge. We then have breakfast together.
By 10:00 AM I have written my story, made my list of priorities, exercised, spent quality time with my pooch, and had breakfast with my husband – I feel good. I am not stressed.
There are other things I do to organize my life.
I order groceries over the phone.
I have a housekeeper.
I keep two separate notebooks. This is my system of separating work and family. My two notebook system is very effective. My notes are prioritized by their importance. I check them off after I complete them.
I avoid the telephone. I talk on the telephone to my mother, my family, a few best girlfriends and my Honey Bees. I am a bad girl when it comes to phone calls.
I text message. Texts do the job. I love to text. My texts can be warm and loving with one or several emoji’s. And, texting takes me five minutes!
During the day in the life of a woman who runs a home and a business, unexpected circumstances arise. Our organized lifestyle can become disorganized in a split second. When this occurs, just flow darling, just flow.
I really enjoy your articles. I’m 63 and have dry skin. I too love skincare and makeup. What is your daily skincare routine? Are there any brands of facial moisturizers and oils or serum that are truly good for dry skin?
Thank you for all your wonderful questions. And, I hope you got something from my answers. I am smiling!
We are all GRANDWOMEN with Moxie, and we need to stick together. If you have a question for next week, please ask it in the form below.