I don’t know why birthdays freak me out so much. In reality, I’ve been growing steadily older day by day. Perhaps it’s the celebration of that fact that I object to. Like so many older folks, I’ve taken to saying “oh I don’t celebrate birthdays anymore”. As if by denying the festivities, I can deny… Read More Birthday Cards
Good intentions; they say the road to Hell is paved with them and that may be true. Hopefully, I’ll never find out. What I do know is a lot of good intentions are lost every day. For example, I intended to write more this year. That intention got lost somewhere in the minutiae of everyday… Read More Good Intentions
It dawned on me, that I haven’t written in quite some time. I get busy with emails and social media updates and somehow the day is done before I even get a chance to think about writing. So my writing brain is rusty. I sit here, staring at a blank screen, my fingers poised over… Read More Get Off Your [Noun] and Write!
My husband hates pumpkin pie. So it goes without saying, I never buy a whole pumpkin pie. After all, it’s just the two of us. And life’s treats are best when they can be shared with someone you love. I don’t mind. There are plenty of other pies to choose from, flavors we both love.… Read More Pumpkin Pie Love
Throwback Thursday – 3 weeks ago this evening, I was settling in for an unexpected overnight stay at the hospital. When Rick and I left, I didn’t know I’d be admitted, so I didn’t tell Jack I’d be gone long. I told him the usual as we put him in his kennel, “I’ll be back in… Read More “Familiarity Breeds Content”
When I worked as a teacher’s aide, it was one of my stock phrases. “Use your words,” I would admonish my tiny charges when someone hit someone else or had a tantrum. “We don’t hit,” I would further clarify. “That isn’t nice and it doesn’t solve your problem, does it? If you are mad at… Read More “Use Your Words!”
Rick & I went to an adult coloring club at the library tonight. Very informal, the librarian who ran the event was a young woman who supplied colored pencils and markers, along with a dozen or so coloring sheets to choose from. Mellow music set the mood, tables were arranged in a congenial semi-circle. The… Read More Color Your World Happy!