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Ghoulishly Delightful

Let it Glow! Glow in the Gardens; Denver Botanic Gardens opened this week and what a fangtastic concept it turned out to be.

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Upon our arrival, a cauldron of goblins enveloped the doors, phantoms weaving their way around for 3 blocks or more, “Run” their low-rumbling howls seemed to say. “Parking’s a nightmare! Drift away!”

Heeding their cries, these sylphs drove on, “after treats and spirits,” we gasped,  “we’ll face the specter head on”

Magically full, we crept back once more, now no gremlins blocked the portal of our haunted stroll.

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Witch way should we go? Head for the demon, after all, demons are a ghoul’s best friend. (insert groan here). Follow the flow?

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No, that way’s blocked by a hundred souls or more. Progress was hauntingly slow, petrify a right towards a boo-tiful pumpkin carriage from fairy tale lore.

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Bat’s better, as we creep further into the darkness, luminaries lightening our path. Shadow figures surround us, spooky elves with their blood-curdling screams or little monsters expressing their wraith.

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Cascading water casting a spell, luring us with its siren song.

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Murky pools, ponds of doom, if you dare enter their gloom.

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Mysterious orbs beckon us in, what lies beyond… is entering this labyrinth a grave mistake?

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Scaredy-cats! What hides on the other side?

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Hocus Pocus! He comes into focus. Dark Knight of Fire! Is it Arthur pulling his sword from the stone, so that he may sit on his underworld throne?

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Or does our blazing rogue prepare for a fight?

Disguise’s a Dragon, hell-hound poor knight …

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Disillusion of mystical ladies appears, supernatural enchanters are these dears.

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What is she raven about? A myth, a fable, an unearthly lout?

Boil and bubble, do we got trouble?  Rabid-ly we carrion.

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Hex, om-ino-us is a glimmer light, phantom that!

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Our ghostess of a hostess bids us farewell, as we grimly depart from our tour of ruin.

 

Have a devilishly Happy Halloween!

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🎃 MaryBeth & Sherry 😈

 

 

 

 

 

How to Survive the Big M

Yep! We’re talking menopause.

While researching menopause causes, symptoms and the treatment/prevention of the aforementioned, we’ve come to certain inevitable conclusions:

There is no known prevention for menopause. We know, we know, for the most part we don’t mind the end result of menopause, but, by golly, isn’t there a way to avoid the discomfort? Nope, just like exercise, we got to go through it to get to the end result.

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After thorough Internet research, here’s what we’ve learned.

 

Anything and everything you eat may or may not cause hot flashes.
Anything and everything you eat may or may not cause insomnia.
Anything and everything you eat may or may not cause joint pain.
Anything and everything you eat may or may not cause night sweats.
Anything and everything you eat may or may not cause mood swings.
Anything and everything you eat may or may not cause weight gain.

Okay, now that every man has groaned and uttered “Ewwww” and left this blog, let’s talk turkey.

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Sorry to say menopause appears to be a fact of life for most women. And if you think about it, for their partners. They enjoy it vicariously through us. You’re welcome. Did you all honestly think we were going to go through this without you?

(Insert evil laugh here)

Okay, we are done laughing and back to this blog.

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As you can see by our bullet points above, the best thing you can do is avoid eating or drinking anything and everything. Difficult, we agree, but think of your waistline!

Based on the fact that we enjoy eating and drinking, we’ve decided to put together our own list of do’s and don’ts.

How to avoid or lessen the symptoms of menopause.

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Do go through menopause with a buddy or two. This is the safest way. Keep your buddy on speed dial for emergency texts and calls.
Don’t decide for your buddy what they can and can not eat. This prevents injury to yourself and others.
Do go out with your girlfriends and laugh. This eases any and all symptoms
Do go out with your girlfriends and their significant others. The sympathetic nods amongst the significants makes them feel like part of the team. (Did we just call menopause a team sport?)

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Do live near a nice cold swimming pool, lake or ocean. Do feel free to take a plunge at anytime. Do not feel free to do so naked. Alternate solution: Keep your bathtub full of cold water at all times – Do feel free to take this plunge naked.
Do take anyone who says “oh c’mon, it’s not that bad!”, to a local sauna, sit with them until they get up to leave, pull them back down and say “nope,not done yet” and “oh c’mon, it’s not that bad!”

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We sincerely hope this helps .

Read this book for more humor on Menopause .

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And this one for safe and natural ways to balance your hormones.

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Here’s to a Happy Life!

MaryBeth & Sherry

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The Importance of Girlfriends

Taking a short vacation with your girlfriends should be a mandatory once a year excursion, although who would argue with taking several a year?

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We recently returned from a 3-day trip to La Jolla, CA. Eight women in a 3-bedroom house with ocean views within walking distance of beaches, shops and restaurants. It was heavenly.
Each of us is on a different life journey right now, which makes the camaraderie of girlfriends even more uplifting. Being with your girlfriends gives you the freedom to express feelings you may not otherwise be able to.

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Advice, laughter, good food and a few drinks helps to create great experiences and a lifetime of memories.

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Friends give you the courage to try things you wouldn’t ordinarily try. For MaryBeth, that was ocean kayaking. A singularly terrifying proposition, I was buoyed by the fact that there were 2 life guards and a very experienced kayaker in the group. With their promises to keep me safe, out we went. I am so happy that I tried it and guarantee you it will never happen again.

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We had two items to take care of before arriving, 1) bring a small inexpensive gift for each member of the group; 2) bring a picture of yourself at age 18-20. The pictures brought laughter, compliments and a lot of “look at my hair!”

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The gifts were fun way to break the ice and well thought out. Satin eye masks with witty sayings, linen spray, a RFID wallet, a travel journal, a small jar for sand and shells, and a tiny metal starfish reminding us to be grateful for our journeys. Each gift received was embraced and the giver complimented for the thought they had put into it.

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Friends who rejoice in your accomplishments, boost your ego and refrain from the negative create a rejuvenating experience. They remind us there is a time for every season whether it be silly or serious and above all, a time to boost each other up with an understanding that is often missing in our every day lives.

Thank you ladies, it was a blast!

Here’s to a Happy Life! ☀️

MaryBeth & Sherry

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The Twelve Days of Christmas – Day 10 1/2

Music is one of the best ways to lift your spirits. You knew we were eventually going to go here didn’t you?

Day 10 1/2 – Caroling – We hesitate to suggest this as a way to lift your mood on the off-chance you might ask one of us to sing. Be forewarned, this would be a terrible mistake.

In MB’s childhood home, Holiday Sing-along with Mitch was big. We often watched the Mitch Miller Show and sang along to the bouncing red ball. The thing is we didn’t sing well. We had a lot of fun though.

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Must Be Santa was a big hit with us, even today we all sing along when we hear it.

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For our children, it was the Muppets Christmas with John Denver or Disney Sing Along

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John Denver & The Muppets – Christmas is Coming

Caroling with family is a great deal of fun. Be forgiving of those who can’t necessarily carry a tune but wish to take part, encourage those that can sing to lead and let your music ring out.

As our children matured, their tastes in carols changed a bit. And they cringed a lot when their parents sang-along.

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If you really can’t bring yourself to sing in a group, then go to one of the free caroling events in your area. Karaoke anyone? Whether you Sing, Hum or Lip Sync, try caroling to keep the merry in Christmas this year.

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Be sure to click on the links and sing along!

 

 

 

 

The Twelve Days of Christmas – Day 6 1/2

As is usually the case during the holiday season, I got so busy yesterday with my day jobs, shuttling back and forth to the airport and celebrating my birthday that Day 6’s blog got lost in the shuffle. So welcome to Day 6 and 1/2!

Day 6 1/2 – Game Night – This has long been a tradition in my family although we don’t limit it to Christmas. We starting having game night when I was just a child. My mother bought a game called Tripoley, popped up a big batch of popcorn, and taught us to play.

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Game night has evolved through the years, we have had marathon nights of Risk where the last 2 players were still competing the next morning while everyone else had fallen asleep. We have tried quite a few new games and added a few to the regular mix.  Two of our current favorites are Telestrations and Camel Up Supercup.  Telestrations had us laughing so hard we had tears in our eyes.

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Game night is a great way to de-tress, stop focusing on the things that need to be done during the holidays and reconnect with loved ones. Enjoy those fresh-baked Christmas cookies from The Twelve Days of Christmas – Day 3  while engaging in some friendly competition. Be ready to laugh, tease and create some great memories.

We are always open to new ideas, what board games do you recommend?

Let the games begin!

 

The Twelve Days of Christmas – Day 2

The media is filled with bad news, arguing politicians and more. We are entering a joyful season, yet negativity abounds. Let’s find a way to find some serenity.

Day 2 – Humor – Gather your family and/or friends and have some fun! Enjoy holiday movies, Christmas Vacation, Elf or the Santa Clause? A Christmas Story is a classic favorite of so many. For the men we know, Bad Santa rates a solid 10 for an adult get-together.

Take a poll before deciding which movie to watch. In MB’s house, Elf is a sure winner, although there is always one hold-out for A Christmas Story.

If all your viewers are in agreement consider ad-libbing the characters’ lines, that’s sure to add a chuckle here and there. We would advise you to have a solid agreement before doing this as some people take their favorite holiday movie very seriously.

Does your family love the classic animated specials? Rudolph, Charlie Brown or Frosty the Snowman take us right back to the excitement of childhood Christmases.

If you have snow where you are, play in the snow, make snowmen and snow angels. Throw a snowball or two, embrace your inner child. Children can find humor in the simplest things, let’s follow their lead.

A good laugh is the magical cure for winter or holiday doldrums and pretty much guarantees you a great night’s sleep.

So pop some popcorn, pour the eggnog, and embrace your funny bone. Chuckle, giggle, or snort if you must! Just laugh!

Damn that Wild Hair!

S and I had a hysterical conversation the other day about that frickin’ single facial hair that pops up so randomly, the one we like to call The Wild Hair. Yes, we do crack ourselves up!

Do we all have them? That one hair that grows independently on some odd spot on your face. Usually the most noticeable spot. Is it really that noticeable to others or is it that once we figure out its there we fixate on it?

Sure, we have every intention of plucking it, but until we get back to our tweezers and a mirror, what’s a girl to do?

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The smart thing would be to ignore it, haha! Instead we touch it, focus on it, pull at it and more.

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We suspect men only get that wild hair in their eyebrows. At least that’s where we notice them. Women? Not so lucky. They sprout wherever they please, on your chin, your upper lip, middle of your cheek? No problem, the wild hair is always happy to oblige especially if you are heading to an important engagement.

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The wild hair loves to stand out, therefore it generally comes in thicker, longer and coarser than all the others. What better way to be noticed, not only by yourself but by everyone who comes close to you.

Which brings us back to the question, do others really notice or have we become obsessive about it? Someone once told us, “It’s just part of you, an addition to your personality.”

You’re kidding right? Looking like the evil witch from Hansel and Gretel or Snow White’s apple bearer adds to my personality? Cue the warts? Thanks a lot.

Truly, how did this wild hair become so prominent in our lives that we actually have conversations and write blogs about them?

Another menopause mystery…

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