I literally spent the last several years of my life wandering around as if I lost my binoculars–totally unable to get focused. I couldn't seem to settle into accomplishing most of my usual tasks. I had difficulty starting things; and when I did manage to get something started, I was easily distracted and would take … Continue reading My Brain Is Acting Years Younger
The first time I met my mother-in-law was at her Fortieth Wedding Anniversary. I was her newly-separated son's date. Within the first five minutes, I was mistakenly called The Doc's ex's name twice by party guests. I proceeded to get tipsy and giggly while enjoying several Bloody Caesars and figuring that I would probably never … Continue reading Remembering Mum T
Today is my Blogiversary. One year ago today I published my first official blog entitled: Let's redefine bitchy, shall we (https://stillbitchyafter60.com/2019/06/19/lets-redefine-bitchy-shall-we/). This is where I stated my definition of bitchy as a strong woman who is an independent thinker with passionate opinions. This was not intended to only defend my actions. I am not alone … Continue reading A Year Of Throwing My Thoughts Out Into The World
If you live in Nova Scotia and you happen to know a fisherman (no not that kind of fisherman–not the hobby kind–the that's-what-one-does-for-a-living kind) you can get fresh lobsters just off the boat at the wharf. Lucky for us, The Doc happens to know a lobster fisherman. This year, because of Covid-19 and the lack … Continue reading If You Happen To Know A Fisherman
Please don't be one of those people who, somewhere between the age of 80 and 90, look at themselves and say: I never thought I would get this way. What did you think was going to happen? Why would you think you are different from everyone else? Everyone alive eventually gets that way. Everyone alive … Continue reading Please Don’t Be One Of Those People
Doodlebug, also know for blog purposes as HB, and sometimes called Banana by The Doc, is my youngest grandchild. I have four beautiful grandchildren from The Doc's two boys who I met when they were six and eight and who have become a very important part of my life. Up until a few years ago … Continue reading Hanging With Doodlebug
Those of us who live on the east coast are used to the wind. We get plenty of it. Sometimes blowing in off the ocean in the form of tropical storms and the occasional hurricane, toppling trees or just taking their tops off. Sometimes coming from the other direction as infamous Nor'Easters that can bring … Continue reading Where’s That Damn Wind When You Need It?
In the absence of baseball, The Doc and I are still cozying up with Netflix every night. Our much needed break from all of this canned entertainment hasn't happened and we are getting a little tired of Netflix's spring offerings. All the high-quality British crime dramas that were often our go-to shows are slowly dissipating … Continue reading Feeling The Need To Binge
Photo by Vlad Hilitanu on Unsplash My definition of bitchy, as those of you who are more familiar with me and my blogs know, is a strong woman who is an independent thinker with passionate opinions. A woman who stands up and defends herself against those who don't like her, her opinions or her behaviour. … Continue reading Adjusting The Optional Extra Bitchy Facade
Like most people who are doing their best to stay the blazes home, avoid too much housework and find something amusing to do, I have turned to online shopping to purchase a couple of things to help keep me sane. But honestly, if I was on the brink of going crazy, I would be there … Continue reading Our Packages Are Taking The Scenic Route
It is a struggle to write this today. I don't feel that I have the vocabulary to describe what has happened to my home province of Nova Scotia. I have no desire to repeat, once again, all the details that have traveled around the world in news clips since last weekend when this tragic event … Continue reading Nova Scotians Are Forever Changed
Photo Jenn Stone. If you think an extended period at home results in me having a cleaner house, think again. Oh I know people who are scrubbing walls and taking this time to do a regular old-fashioned spring cleaning, but I am not one of them. This is something I have relegated to the past, … Continue reading The Fine Art Of Pandemic Housecleaning Procrastination
Photo by Jenn Stone Twice a year, in the fall, usually in October, and in the spring, usually in April, my sinuses decide to prove to me that they can make my life miserable. They get congested and drip down my throat, resulting in a constant thickness that can make my voice sound like it … Continue reading Sinuses? …Or That Other Thing?
Photo by Jenn Stone Last Sunday, I decided to venture out to the grocery store. The fridge and pantry were both displaying a vast amount of empty space. I choose Sunday because the grocery store chain that I frequent most often sent out of communication that stated that Sundays, along with Monday and Tuesday evenings … Continue reading We Will Not Die Of Starvation
Photos by Jenn Stone Like most of us in Canada are supposed to be doing, The Doc and I have been socially isolating or physically distancing or whatever the latest name for staying home and keeping your friends and family safe is. It has been over a week since I have been out in the … Continue reading The Days Of Going Nowhere