Monday Musings: Falling Apart and What You Attract

Monday Musings: Falling Apart and What You Attract

Happy Monday ladies. We’re in sunny Palm Springs and looking forward to seeing some of the sites during Modernism Week. Here are this week’s musings, also known as life updates and random things that are on my mind.

Ophthalmologist Tested

I’ve got dry eyes. Nothing new there, many of us do. Here’s how I treat them. It seems I also have another eye issue that’s common with old age. =(:0) It’s called Conjunctivochalasis which makes my eyes extra sensitive and contacts virtually impossible to wear. I like my current frames but the lenses need updating so I figured I might as well get a new pair so I could have more variety.Jenifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life trying 6 eyeglass frames

The new mascara I told you about here, is not cutting it for me. It does make my lashes look thick and full, but it has fibers in the formula that are flaking into my eyes. Ouch. I have gone back to my old mascara which is ophthalmologist approved.


On the subject of aging, I now know why my thumb is so painful. I’ve got arthritis in my thumb joint…and lots of other places. The orthopedist prescribed this snappy little brace which should give the joint a rest so the inflammation will die down.thumb brace for arthritis

Law Of Attraction

Who hasn’t heard of the Law of attraction? The book was a major hit several years ago spawning followup books and an entire movement. I read it and several others on the subject at the time. One of my favorite bloggers, Jen Lawrence mentioned she was reading The Source so I ordered it. Wow, it’s great! I’ve been listening to the audible version while I drive and wish I’d bought the hardcover.

It’s written by a neuroscientist who reveals the science that supports the law of attraction. Since I do believe we attract more of what we think about, I have to wonder about items one and two above;) I’ll be listening again when I’m not driving so I can take notes. Some books are just better in print, and this is one of them.


I packed for Palm Springs at the last moment and came away with only one pair of earrings. I love these but they’re not like a simple hoop that I could wear every day.woman wearing blue leopard top and jean leggings

Travel outfit, day two. Big hat, loose shirt, knit leggings, flat shoes and thumb brace…no earrings in sight:(

It’s funny, but some women feel undressed without a necklace and some feel naked without earrings. I now know I’m firmly in the earrings camp. How about you?

Thanks for reading ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.

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  1. Leintje Cusmano
    January 15, 2021 / 6:20 pm

    I am enjoying your posts.(only recently signed up) I am going to look for the brace for my thumb joint also as I have constant pain there .
    I wear glasses and although I had my cataracts done 2 years ago I told the optometrist that even though I would only need readers I still wanted to wear glasses full time as I felt it hid my wrinkles a bit and I liked my look with glasses better then without. Its all about feeling good about the way you look ,I think anyway.
    The dark framed and the brown framed glasses look best on you .(only my suggestion)
    Cheers ,Leintje

  2. Linda Johnston
    January 12, 2021 / 5:51 am

    I’ve just about given up on earrings with mask wearing. In PA we have to wear it everywhere when we go out or inside shopping and meetings. At restaurants we can remove them once seated. I feel naked without my wedding ring!

  3. Julie Traxler
    January 4, 2021 / 10:46 am

    I file 3 or 4 blogs, but I have decided that you are #1! Here is the reason: we love to look “put together” but the underlying details are sometimes more important. Dry eyes and attractive glasses are SO important. Functional and yet gorgeous (stylish) shoes are a must. Our body needs to work well if we want to carry off our” in style” attitude. A good haircut solves so many issues in a complete stylish look. Whew, maybe now we can buy that new top. Thank you for so many ideas.

  4. Janet
    February 17, 2020 / 6:49 pm

    I cannot leave the house without earrings. Actually, need them in the house too. Might as well be naked if I don’t wear them.

    Eye sight problems snuck up on me two years ago. What a drag. There is a an eye drop we can only get at Shoppers Drug Mart (Ontario) at the pharmacy called HiLo. Not sure if you can get it in the U.S. Better than any other eye drops I’ve tried.

    • Jennifer
      February 18, 2020 / 6:59 am

      I’ll pick some up next time I’m in Canada! Thanks for the recommendation.

  5. Anon
    February 11, 2020 / 7:59 pm

    Just for “fun” you might want to read the latest research on dry eye syndrome and vitamin D defiency. Fascinating.

  6. Beverly
    February 11, 2020 / 6:27 am

    Glasses are hard! I purchased two pair a year or so ago, one Coach, one something else and didn’t like the style after I wore them a few times. Also, the quality was not up to par with older glasses that I purchased at the same place. I do wear contacts but am finding, in recent pics, that I have a lot of puffiness and darkness below my eyes that nothing but glasses seem to cover. Time to look for a new glasses I guess!

    I read the comment on closing necklaces, bracelets and earring as we age. I have trouble with my hands and am now very conscious of the closing on my jewelry. I too have had jewelers refit closings so I can continue to wear favorite pieces.

    • Jennifer
      February 11, 2020 / 8:42 am

      Funny you should mention the under-eye region. My bags look worse in contacts too. Having the frame cover them is a priority now.

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