Travel is on my mind today. It is a day that freezing rain is in the forecast. A day that I am shut away in my office with two doors between me and the lower level. And a day that The Doc sits sans hearing aids to avoid all the noise. Since yesterday afternoon there … Continue reading Vicarious Travel
Morning yoga usually takes place in the family room, which is sizable and open and has a lot of floor space. Where I can lay out my mat so that I am facing the outdoor view through the large windows and patio door. But as detailed in my previous blog, the family room is out … Continue reading Is Yoga Amid Clutter Still Yoga?
Drip, drip, drip, drip, drip. It was happening, but silent. Hidden in walls. If only the walls could talk. Then they cold have mentioned there was an issue, and we could have avoided the aftermath. But woefully, we do not have talking walls. Instead it was a brown spot on the hardwood floor and some … Continue reading Drip, Drip, Drip, Drip, Drip!
Nightly entertainment for The Doc and I for seven-plus months of the year is watching baseball. If you told me at fifty that I would be passionate about this pastime, I would have told you that you were nuts. However, passionate I am; a story told in, Why This Bitch Loves Baseball. However, this post … Continue reading Offseason Entertainment
Well it wasn't really a carpet it was a rug, and not even a room size rug. And it wasn't really a coupon, it was an email promotion. But it really was a sloppy Canadian because this particular sloppy Canadian is always involved in these type of stories. It all started a few days before … Continue reading The Story of a Carpet, a Coupon and a Sloppy Canadian
Every now and then I ask myself this all important question. This is more in the context of where did I come from? Yes, I know how babies are made! I am thinking more in terms of my heritage. What in my family's history has made me who I am? What do I have to … Continue reading Really, Who Am I?
It was frustrating and stressful. It was the first day of high school, and I couldn't find the right lineup to get into or any one to help me figure out how/where to obtain my class schedule. It was 1975. There was no technology for this type of administrative task back then. There wouldn't be … Continue reading Just When I thought I Was getting Boring
By the time we all reach my current age of 64, most of us have received a great many Christmas gifts over the years. From the play dishes sets as little girls to the cap guns as little boys. (Boy I would have liked a cap gun when I was a kid. The dishes didn't … Continue reading Memorable Gifts
So here we are heading towards the BIG day at full throttle as always; and here I am in my usual December state, which is pretty stress free compared to most people. And why am I so stress free? Because I decided to be, a decision that has worked pretty good for me for many … Continue reading Mid December
Not everyone likes Christmas music. Some people positively hate it. Some tolerate it. Musicians, however, if they choose to partake will be remembered forever during this time of the year. Even if they are long past their popularity window, or perhaps dead like Elvis, who's rendition of Blue Christmas still comes to mind during the … Continue reading Do You Hear What I Hear…
I had felt old for a long time, like a housekeeper, like a working mother; but my body lagged behind. By fourteen, my best friend, had blossomed into a medium-sized-woman while I was still stuck in the children’s pages of the Sears Catalogue. Girls size 12 to be exact and just beginning to outgrow the … Continue reading Late Blooming
My sister is dyslexic. She struggled through school and most of her life. She wasn't diagnosed until she was in her fifties so you can imagine how frustrating things were for her when she was young in the 60's and 70's, and no one knew what dyslexia was or what to do about it. And … Continue reading Can’t Spell… You May (Or May Not) Be Dyslexic
Sheepishly I will admit that, in the past, I have bought wine based on the label, and I don’t mean the back label where they tell you all the important things like the vineyard, the alcohol content and what to expect from the taste. I mean the front label where the product marketing has taken place. … Continue reading What’s In A Label
These days I am a pretty calm person, but there are certain things that annoy me every time, and I mean every time. You would think at my age I could be mature about such things, but I guess not. Partly because I am a dweller on things. My brain just wont let go, which … Continue reading Things That Annoy The By Geesus Out Of Me
I think I am being stalked. The same guy keeps showing up in my followers only with a different gmail account. I would like to think it was because he really likes my writing but I have my doubts.