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I'm going to be a Cosmo Girl this weekend

Monday, November 20, 2017

Way back in the dark ages of my singlehood days, I was an avid reader of Cosmopolitan Magazine. I was also an avid reader of Ms Magazine, but Cosmo gave me practical advice on which movies to see, how to throw a small dinner party, etiquette on a first date.

I remember an article about holidays when you aren't living close to family and don't have specific plans. On a very practical level, it recommended taking care of yourself. Go for long walks to take advantage of not stuffing yourself with junk. Read that book you meant to read. Finish up your correspondence.

After many years of cooking the T'Day meal, or planning which restaurant, or contributing to others' meals, I find myself without specific plans. I do not have to shop, cook, clean up, or be a chauffeur.

What will I do?

I will hike each and every day with friends.
I will finish up my holiday correspondence.
I will leisurely call my siblings (all 6 of them in 5 states) and chat.
I will Skype my grandchildren in England.

What will I not do?
Under exercise
Stress about whether my food contribution is socially acceptable
Drive on overcrowded roads
Fly out of overcrowded airports

I hope you're not jealous of this old Cosmo Girl.
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