So this is the POWER of the internet!

I posted a podcast on wordpress, Facebook, and Linked In.  A rabbi read the post, listened to the podcast, and contacted me and wants me to do a workshop about…AGING, of course.  From blog, to chapter, to chapters, to book, to writing on the blog site, to sharing on Facebook and Linked In, to a workshop.   This is the POWER of the INTERNET!

Will post details when I know the details!

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I GOT A RAVE REVIEW!!!! p.s. My BOOK is available RIGHT NOW on Kindle.

A funny, honest , straight forward look into the glory of aging. Jackie presents us with a mirror into our own lives as we laugh and sometimes even choke up as we travel along on her shoulder as she traverses the terrains of loving, caring, maintaining , organizing the comfortable, scary moments to moments of getting older with pizzaz. A book , once you pick up, you read through to the end where everyone is stitched back together to create her loving family.
THANK YOU!!! I hope all my readers will feel the same way!  You can go to http://www.Amazon.com or to Kindle – MY BOOK IS AVAILABLE ON KINDLE AS OF RIGHT NOW!!!!!  Rage, Age, kick & scream, laugh & cry, stretch & kvetch WITH me!!!!

MY BOOK WIL BE AVAILABLE ON KINDLE next MONDAY OCTOBER 16.

Know someone in their 60s who has grandkids?  Maybe buy them this book along with the gift of laughter it will give – as a holiday present!  Please remember to leave a good review if you enjoyed the read!  Thank you!

 

Since Friday, 26 people have purchased my book…I hope whoever you are, you enjoy the read…IF you have laughed and

cried with me, screamed and kicked with me, stretched and kvetched with me, please leave a review on Amazon.  Kindle version will be available some time next week.  They are just formatting it now.  IF you enjoyed my book, please consider purchasing it as a holiday gift.  What is a better gift than laughter?

 

 

I WILL HAVE A BOOK IN MY HANDS NEXT WEEK!!!

63560842_Kindle Ready Front Cover JPEG_7094703 2.jpgTHIS BOOK WILL BE SHIPPED TO ME NEXT WEEK.  THEN I WILL GET A DATE WHEN IT WILL BE OFFICIALLY AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ON AMAZON AND / OR KINDLE.

PLEASE CELEBRATE WITH ME.  I AM A STORY TELLER, AND WHILE I AM TELLING THE STORY OF MY LIFE, I RELIED ON SOME OF THE STORIES YOU SHARED WITH ME.   I COULD NOT HAVE WRITTEN THIS BOOK WITHOUT ALL OF YOU AND SOME OF YOU I ONLY MET ON FACEBOOK.

 

 

TO DECLUTTER OR NOT TO DECLUTTER? That is the question!

Now, I will not lie.  I am vain. But surely, you have figured that out, because it takes a certain amount of vanity to blog. 

I used to imagine that what we had tried but had not accomplished in our life, would get accomplished in our death.  I imagined our children – my one and my husband’s three – would come back to our house after “the funerals” and would stay and go through our stuff and talk and connect and find out who we really were by going through our stuff.  I imagined “the girls” fingering my jewelry and dividing it up.  I imagined them choosing which paintings and photographs they would take back with them and keep.  I imagined “the boys” going through my husband’s sports collectibles and equipment and dividing them up.  I imagined them sharing the photographs and swapping stories.

We are Jewish and we sit shiva for seven days.  Surely that would allow enough time for all this bonding that never took place during our living years, to take place. 

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Then I remembered that my step children are not Jewish.  They live far away.  They have their own children and their own lives and they work. 

So the question is:  Do we do the children a favor and start getting rid of the excesses and NOT replace the stuff that we sell or give away or throw away?  Or do we burden them by making them go through decades of our lives? 

What to do with all this stuff?

My mother gave her “good” jewelry away after she got her cancer in her mid sixties.  She went onto live another thirty years and went to many more bar-mitzvahs, weddings, and baby showers. And she replaced her “good” jewelry with marcasite pins, necklaces, earrings, bracelets because, yes, she still needed to accessorize!

I would love to give some of my “good jewelry” away but my daughter does not have a home.  She is in an apartment and will move any day now.  I would love to give some of my paintings away.  But my daughter is cramped for space.  My stepchildren cannot take any of my paintings because their mother has created a rivalry and they cannot display my art.  I might start selling them on www.etsy.com or www.ebay.com.  So, please start bidding!!!!

Oh. I forgot.  You are also in your sixties and the last thing you want, is MORE STUFF!!!!!