Throughout this entire, long, drawn-out, nasty campaign for the Presidency of the United States I have kept opinions to myself. I would not engage in ANY political discussions with anyone: family, friend, coworker or stranger in line at the grocery store. I even kept my mouth shut watching the third presidential debate with my husband … Continue reading Now What?
Mad skills. Crazy good skills. Skills that help other people. Skills that I've really enjoyed developing over the course of my life so far. Am I a master at any one of them? I'm not sure I'd call myself a master of any of them; although there are a few that I so thoroughly enjoy, … Continue reading I Got Skills!
I just came across this draft of a post from 2013 that I never published. I still like it, so here it is. Our cat still sits atop the jelly cupboard every day, perhaps with the hope of a reply from the faces in the picture...who knows really what cats are thinking? The Weekly Photo … Continue reading Cat Chat
I've written before about favorite smells; summer = Coppertone, Christmas = gingerbread cookies. Today when I got home from I walked over to our garden to one of my favorite smells, fresh as can be zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, and...the first ripe tomato of the season! Thanks today to my husband for planting and tending … Continue reading Nosey Delights: Vegetable Garden
What do you find more unbearable: watching a video of yourself, or listening to a recording of your voice? Why? The sound of my voice on a recording never sounds like what I think it does, and these days I certainly am not thrilled to see myself on camera. So which to choose? The first … Continue reading Can’t Stand Me: The Video
Soft drinks, electronics, nutrient-free snacks — you can get all of those from a vending machine. But what type of vending machine is sorely needed but doesn’t yet exist? Share your automated retail fantasies with us! During my training to be a life coach I found aromatherapy. I always kind of knew about it, but … Continue reading Vending Wishes, Aromatherapy Dreams
If you could relive the past week, would you? Would you change anything? NO. Nothing. It was a busy week, at home and at work. Demanding both emotionally and energetically. By the time Friday came along I was looking forward to an overnight getaway with my sisters to celebrate a birthday. New dress was bought, … Continue reading Groundhog Week? No, Not Again
The first time I met Andy was at my nephew's Court of Honor for his Eagle Scout; I didn't know I was going to meet him that day. I saw him holding my Mom's hand when I walked into the room. I turned to my brother Bill and said with all the annoyance and indignation … Continue reading Andy, He Makes My Mother Happy
Tough day today; I needed a reminder about being grateful. This was so helpful to see when I got home tonight.
I'd like to think that I don't really put too much value in having "things" as I get older. Maybe its age, wisdom, or my brush with cancer; or maybe it's having two cats that run around the house willy-nilly and have broken several of my favorite knickknacks. Over the years I've collected music boxes, rocking chairs, and pieces … Continue reading Pride & Joy, Prized Possessions