What’s Up Doc?!


I've thanked my endocrinologist before, but feel the need to do it again!  I meet with him every four months since my complete thyroidectomy in 2011, and will probably continue to see him with great regularity  for the rest of my life. Typically, I've been a compliant patient, answering the doc's questions but never really … Continue reading What’s Up Doc?!

It’s Okay to Take a Day Off


It's school vacation week and since I don't teach any more I don't have the week off.  My week is just as busy and crazy as usual, maybe more so.  I'm doing 3 three-hour trainings, have 2 three-hour meetings; and did I mention, this is only the second week of my new job responsibilities in … Continue reading It’s Okay to Take a Day Off

Sisters (in-law) by Chance, Family Forever


I've mentioned before how lucky I am to have such a big family; and I am, hands-down, one of the luckiest people I know.  I've written about some of my sisters, brothers, and brothers-in-law (not all of them yet though) and one sister-in-law.  Today I'd like to thank two more sisters-in-law. First off is my … Continue reading Sisters (in-law) by Chance, Family Forever

The Legacy I Hope to Live Up To


Imagine yourself at the end of your life. What sort of legacy will you leave? Describe the lasting effect you want to have on the world, after you’re gone. Always interesting when we attempt to think about the impact we might have on the world.  One of my dreams is to write a book that … Continue reading The Legacy I Hope to Live Up To

Big Bucks of Babysitting


 THE SITTER Mrs. McTwitter the baby-sitter, I think she's a little bit crazy. She thinks a baby-sitter's supposed To sit upon the baby. - Shel Silverstein Lately, I've been thinking a bit about what my dream job will be; right now, I'm in a job I really enjoy, so I'll go with the flow for … Continue reading Big Bucks of Babysitting

Valentine Haiku & Treasure Photo Challenge


A treasured weekend On an ocean wave boat ride I am engaged!       Today's thank you is to Sally and Sarah, friends who live in Mystic, Connecticut.  The weekend Steve proposed to me, Sally and Sarah gave us a ride in the Mystic harbor on a beautiful old schooner.  It was magical at … Continue reading Valentine Haiku & Treasure Photo Challenge

All The Single Ladies


When I was single, I never really liked the idea of Valentine's Day.  I did find ways to make it fun most of the time.  In my 20's I was teaching, so I'd make treats for the kids in my classroom.   In my 30's, my sister Judy and I (both single at the time) would … Continue reading All The Single Ladies

Big News: Karma is Real!


A prompt for today's blog:  Pretend that science has proven that karma is a thing. Your words and actions will influence what happens to you in the future. This quote was on Facebook today, a lot.  When I read the prompt from Word Press, I thought it would be fitting to put it into my post. There … Continue reading Big News: Karma is Real!

July 30, 2012 Do Over!


Today's writing prompt: Describe the one decision in your life where you wish you could get a “do-over.” July 30, 2012.  On that day we, Steve and I cried "uncle" in the fight for custody we'd mounted to keep our grandchildren in Rhode Island.  It was by far the most emotionally difficult and draining day … Continue reading July 30, 2012 Do Over!

Before Rosetta Stone and Google Translate


If you could wake up tomorrow and be fluent in any language you don’t currently speak, which would it be? Why? What’s the first thing you do with your new linguistic skills? I would speak Spanish...again!  I took 3 years in high school (thank you Senora Smith and Dr. Garnett); and four in college (thank … Continue reading Before Rosetta Stone and Google Translate