potato salad our way 1
Potato Salad.  That is a loaded, excuse the pun, subject.  You bring up potato salad around friends and everyone gets defensive.  “My mom’s is the best!”  “No, my mom’s is the best because she puts in yada, yada, yada!”  Well, I’ve always thought my mother’s was the best and that […]

Let’s talk potato salad


morning tea 2
It’s Friday!  I’m sitting here at the kitchen table with two cats who are looking out the window at hummingbirds and wrens.  I know they should not actually BE on the table, but hey that training to stay off stuff ship sailed a long time ago! We are probably the […]

Kitchen Table Talk


Boob voyage 6
One is the loneliest number?  Well, hopefully that one will soon be followed by a 2, 3, 4, 5 and so on.  I didn’t think I should let today go by without marking its significance to me and my family.  One year ago today, I was diagnosed with Stage 2B […]

One is Done!



doggies on the porch 2
“We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next door neighbor,” wrote Gilbert K Chesterton.  Well, thank you God, because we have the best neighbors!  We live on a cul-de-sac and have gotten to know our neighbors over the last 14 years.  We all help each […]

Our Nextdoor Neighbors


Beach with breaking waves
Port Aransas is a small town of about 3800 that explodes during the summer with tourists like us.  It is about 180 miles southeast of San Antonio and is on Mustang Island.  I am 55 years old and have come to Port A since babyhood.  My parents loved surf fishing […]

Home away from Home


BBQ chicken, corn on the cob and garden yellow squash 2
Happy 4th of July!  It is a gorgeous day here in South Texas.  89degrees right now but a high of 100 expected!  Last night we had our Independence Day meal because we need to start packing for our beach trip today.  We had yellow squash from our garden.  It had […]

Eating, Packing and Doing Wash



Pat, Jolie and I went to our 5p church service on Saturday so that we could get up and go to The Pearl this morning.  If your not from San Antonio, The Pearl is an area of shopping, eating and biking by the North reach of the San Antonio River.  […]

The Pearl


A red hibiscus flower closeup
It was nicknamed “The Bridal Shower of the Century” by my sister because I knew the theme the bride wanted about six months before the actual shower and began to load up on all things tropical.  Bride wanted an “Elegant Hawaiian” theme.  No tacky tiki torches for her!  Bridal showers are […]

My sister called it the Bridal Shower of the Century


Theblogger-A middle aged woman with grey hair in front of brick wall.
Wow!  This is 55 is fine – my first blog post.  My name is Patti Karshis and I’m so excited to share my blog, 55 is fine, with you.  55 is fine is a blog about fashion, style and aging with grace.  I’m hoping to share my journey with you.  […]

My First Post