Friday, January 29, 2010


 Allright, I must admit that I am a woman of a certain age.  I still like to buy fashion magazines only my choices have gone from GLAMOUR to MORE.  You know, the magazine for women over 40 and counting!

Anyway, to the point - this is the most recent edition and a picture of their front cover....

Now I ask you--do you want to reinvent yourself??

I don't.

It has taken me 63 years to grow into my skin and I would not change one hair follicle.

I love the fact that I am an empty nester and free to travel with "Mr. Wonderful".

I love the fact that I LOVE to garden and live in a state that allows me to do just that.

I love it that I am a little creative and can take the time to enjoy all the creativity around me whether it be a live exhibit or on the net.

I love the fact I have a 6 year old grandson who is the apple of my eye.

And I especially love the fact that I am healthy enough to tool around the neighborhood on my cool "cruiser bike".  I am truly blessed and I am grateful for every second of it!!

So, why would I want to reinvent myself??  Do You?

Have a great weekend dear friends,


  1. Oh Jo, you are beautiful! And you and your Mr. Wonderful look sooo very happy... I don't even buy those magazines that want you to "reinvent or change" youself! I love that YOU are YOU! (no one else could possibly be YOU!)... look at all the fantastic things you have in your life... I don't like change... I hang onto everything... especially my memories! And I love to share them and also hear others memories... All over blogland I see women changing everything in their lives, their homes, the colors they use, I have posted about how I don't follow the trends or whats in or out... it is so refreshing to read your post and see how happy you are being yourself... I love it! xoxo Julie Marie

  2. It's been much too long since I have been over here. I love dressing up still, everday I walk into my closet and ask myself, "Who am I going to be today?" Apparently, one day I asked it out loud, as my husband answered, "I don't know, but I sure wish you would decide, just when I think I figured out who I was married to, you go and turn into someone else!"

    And how I loved your pretty dishes and buttons and everything else. So pretty, I think I am addicted to looking at everyone's pretty collections.

    I do know that my husband has the most beautiful hazel eyes.

    But I loved seeing who you are, and appreciate your confidence with who you are and loved your pictures. It looks like you are having a blast traveling, spending time with your hubby. Gardening. Your garden is beautiful, and I love both of your methods of travel. What a sweet grandson! So cute.

    It strikes me as you just might be a yellow person. So bright and cheery!!!

    Have a great weekend, hoping that you get wonderful weather, I have below zero temps facing us. Luckily the sun is still shining!

  3. G'day Jo ~ What an inspiring write ... living life to the fullest. I wish I were able to bicycle, yours is so bright & inviting.

    Have a beautiful weekend.

    TTFN ~ Marydon

  4. Hon, you look so grrrrrrrrrrrrreat, there's nothing to "reinvent."

    Now.... Please share with us, your secrets for being so perfectly shaped, at your age. I've got nearly 10 years on you, and I do have some parts of me, to "reinvent." Not that I really think that is possible.

    But really, please share your secrets of svelte-ness!

    Gentle hugs...

  5. Bonjour Josette,
    Good for you - you are perfect just as you are. What a beautiful couple you and your husband make. I'm sure you do love that cute little grandson, and keep on zipping around on that bike. You're an inspiration!
    Bon weekend!

  6. I often say I wouldn't go back to the younger years for anything. I have worked hard to get to be the confident strong woman I am today.

  7. Great post! Life is good when we come into our own. I snicker at some of those magazine articles and always figure that a youngster must have written it. Good to see you...
    Cindy at Lakewood

  8. well said...
    i'm transitioning currently and it's been very uncomfortable...but, it's a process and I pray to remain in His Spirit (which relieves a LOT of my anxious times)
    have a great day!

  9. Great post~ You are right, it takes a long time, sometimes, to come into your own...Even if that means tweaking things here and that until it feels right...It has taken me a long time to accept my unique, often times quirky self...I couldn't imagine being someone totally different.

  10. Jo,
    As you well know, I have just started to find me...I am amazed at the real me! I don't nbeed to re-invent myself ....not yet! Great post SIL! Love, Sandy

  11. Great post - I'm happy the way that I am and the way things are too :-)

  12. Oh Jo ~ Your So Adorable.... You & Mr. Wonderful looks so Sweet together, You are truly Blessed.... You really made my day with this post, everyone always seems to be trying to change something (reinvent) but You give the OK to be Just Who We Are.... So I am doing just that But,I would like to find a Mr. Wonderful Myself
    Have a Wonderful Week

    Is that Your Little Yellow Camper?????


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