Living the Good Life

Did you have a chance to see Martha Stewart on the Today show being interviewed by Matt Lauer?  I thought it was a great interview and I love her openness about aging and looking for romance.  Watching her made me really hopeful about my future as I age.  Here is the website and the video.  Check it out:

I have to say that I have very active parents who have aged beautifully as well.  Watching them live a good life, healthy and active, has been very inspiring.  As I age I want to do all I can to maintain my health and be active.

There are two areas that I am continually assessing:  my waistline and my exercise.

I will admit that my waist is a little thicker than I care for at this point.  It’s not a problem yet but it continues to thicken each year.  I need to put some focus on it.

Right now I am loving my yoga classes and getting a lot out of them.  I do need to increase my cardio as well.  I seem to be able to either do cardio OR yoga but not both.  I need to prioritize and get them both into my regular routine.

The important thing is to keep finding inspiration to stay active and healthy as I age.

What about you?  Are you thinking about this as well?  I would love to hear your thoughts.


It’s official. I am old.

Well, it is official. I am old. I pulled a scarf out of my closet today that I have had for over 20 years. I am pretty sure that makes it vintage.

Vintage. From my very own closet.

Not vintage that I bought in a store, never worn by me, by some really cool, famous designer. Haute couture you know? Actually, I don’t know. I don’t own any high end designer stuff. The closest I have come is purchasing a Coach bag from the outlet but that’s it.

This scarf was purchased for me as a Christmas present in the late 80s. Yes, the 80s. The horrible decade of fashion. It sounds implausible that I kept something from the 80s that might be considered fashionable today AND appropriate for a woman of my age. I have kept it because it is a kind of classic print although I haven’t worn it in many, many years.

Today I broke it out to wear with a sweater. It looked awesome. It’s just too bad that I realized I had something in my closet I have owned long enough to be vintage. My joy turned to shock. How did this happen?

On a positive note it does pay to keep the classic items in your wardrobe. Especially your accessories.