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7 months to 50: Did I find peace?

Wow, February went fast, even with the extra day.  Peace came and went.  The  New England Patriots lost the Super Bowl which kind of messed up my chi for the month. Did I have any peace? Of course I did. I had peace watching the Godfather Part I with my son and explaining how beautiful and yet violent Sicily was.  I had peace when I walked my dog last night with Jack and it was snowing and quiet.  I love that…

8 Months to 50

The clock is ticking and my 49th year of monthly goals is not going so great.  With 8 months to go, let's see if I can make a change, or two. Last month the goal was to "think before speaking"....how'd that work out for you, you might ask?  Let's just say it's not in my chemical make-up to accept such a change made to my Italian DNA. My inner "Karen" shouted no, and so let it be said.  I try, I really…

9 months to 50

Happy New Year!  Welcome 2012. In 279 days I will be 50. My goal on my birthday in October was to try and do one new thing per month in my quest to be a better person at 50 years old.  Let's review: Month 1: to do 100 man push-ups.  I have to admit, I am slacking. I was never able to master the 100 man push-ups on the floor but I could do them on a counter level. That's…

10 Months till 50

Month two has passed on my journey to the ripe old age of 50.  Month one was to conquer 100 push-ups.  I can actually do 100 counter-level push-ups.....still cannot do a "man push-up" on the floor. I will...just not now. Month two was an abysmal failure.  The goal was to be a better laundress....especially the folding part.  I stink at this and that makes me a bad wife, bad mother and really bad Italian version of of both! My mother…

12 Months to 50 (plus 100 Push-Ups)

As you know, I celebrated my birthday this month and shared my plan to meet age 50 in 12 months as a better, stronger person. This first month is my dedication to this push-up program.  Although I am not able to do one-handed or clap-in-between push-ups (Donald and Darin), I am a master at the wall push-up.  My "guns" are loaded and if I keep this up for 12 months, Dear God, I hope, I can do at least 50!…