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I have learned to enjoy new types of music as I have gotten older. In my younger days, I enjoyed R&B and contemporary jazz music.  In later years, I listened to mostly Gospel music.

I used to be a faithful Oprah Show watcher. She featured Andrea Bocelli on one of her Christmas shows. He only sang for a few minutes but I was blown away by his amazing voice. I had never listened to opera or understood the  Italian 
language.  I immediately went to the music store 
and bought Sacred Arias.
I played this CD several times a day. I have
bought other CD's by him since that time.  Sacred Arias is still my favorite 
and it still gives me goosebumps.

I saw Andrea Bocelli's interview with Gayle King
last week. Andrea and his son Matteo sang their new
song, Fall on Me. This was definitely a "Wow"
moment! I'll be online this week looking to see if their is CD available.


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Andera & Matteo Bocelli:







FAVE ANDREA BOCELLI 
SONG FROM…

SENIOR LADY GARDENER, II

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The fall season is here.
I know I'll have to do something soon with this huge planter full of snake plants. Snake plants are tropical plants and can't tolerate winter frost.

I did keep some snake plants in my greenhouse one year.They were doing ok until the nighttime temp dropped to 20 degrees! They looked like green wet noodles! 

I had some snake plant cuttings in shallow containers under my 
white bench. Well, I was 
so wrong! The containers were hit 
by strong wind gusts. 
I found them flipped upside down, in the middle of my porch. This mess stained my beige print outdoor rug.  I scooped up the mess and placed it in a grocery bag. 




placed it behind my outdoor furniture.  
I planned to throw the
whole mess out later. This week I was sweeping my porch. 
I found the forgotten bag full of cuttings. I decided
to open up the bag. I was  expecting to see wet soggy cuttings. To my surprise,
the cuttings had survived.  They had plenty of tiny roots on them!  






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LYDIA'S BEST KEPT SECRETS: WELLNESS PRODUCTS

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I retired from banking industry 6 years ago. I have enjoy having time to rummage in thrift stores. I also have time to visit dollar and discount stores during the week when most people are at work.  Some of the discount stores have closeout

products and clothes they obtained from  expensive department stores.  The brand  name tags have been cut or they have a  black mark on them.  Those fantastic  bargains are out there waiting for me.  I hope the information I shared below 

is helpful for bargain hunters.


I have been using a fantastic antiseptic oil for the skin for the last 5 years. This

oil is called melaleuca or tea tree

oil. I use it when I get insect bites and 

acne.  I have also seen it added to 

shampoo and toothpaste. Pure tea tree

oil is strong and a little bit goes a 

long way. I used to 

HOLIDAY GREETING!

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THE CHOCOLATE FIX!

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I am retired but my son still works. 
He loves to cook and sometimes 
he'll  treat me to one of his meals. 
I usually get to enjoy one of his
meals once a week.  

He loves creating new recipes. 
He knows that I am a chocolate
lover. I don't mind being his taste
taster; especially, with chocolate. 
My local grocery store had dark 
chocolate brownie mix on a closeout
sale for 65 cents. I bought all that was 
left on the shelf. This was a once
in a lifetime bargain! He asked could
he experiment with one of the 
boxes of brownies. Of course,  this chocolate consumer said,  "Sure!"



Here is his chocolate creation:








BROWNIE SMORES BARS



CRUST:


3 packs graham crackers, crushed
1 stick butter, melted



In large bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs with butter. 
Press evenly in 9x12 baking dish. Set aside.


BROWNIES


Prepare family size dark brownie mix according to directions on the box.
Spoon brownie batter over graham crust. Carefully spread it evenly with a spatula.


TOPPING


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SENIOR LADY MENTAL NOTES!

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I'll admit that I had to stop being in denial.  My memory was not what it used to be.  Since I retired, I was no longer stressing out over bank accounts and meeting loss mitigation loans deadlines. I was glad I was out of this stressful environment. 
The problem now is, staying mentally stimulated to ward off severe short-term 
memory loss.  

Some age-related memory loss is normal. 
I found this out when my friends and I had a discussion about silly mistakes
we have made since we retired. 

Now I know why my mother balks
at people moving her things around. 
I understand why looking at old TV
shows is no longer boring. Seeking
the familiar is comforting.

I had to establish a routine and make
rules for myself to avoid making tragic mistakes. I want to be independent
and live alone for several years. I want
my grown children to continue to respect me and let me handle my own business!!

Here are some of the methods I use to maintain my sanity and keep good financial records:


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SENIOR LADY NAIL TOOLS!

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I have always loved polished fingernails.  One of my ways of winding down is  doing my nails every Saturday night.  used to pay money to have my nails done at hair salons. I got tired of loosing  glued on nails and getting fill-ins. My nails grew fast and getting weekly  fill-ins were not an option. I finally  wised up and started having the nail  tech paint nails in primary colors.  These colors of nail polish were easy  to find at discount stores. I was able  to buy the nail polish and do my own fill-ins.



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I would get lots of compliments when I did my own nails. Therefore, I started doing my own manicures and paintingmy own nails. 
I have a large basket which holds about 20 bottles of pretty nail polish. I love  to use nail glitter as my top coat. I prefer to use acrylic nail polish.  If my nails get too soft from dish