And no he did not finally leave me. He has gone fishing with son number one, and I get three days to myself. He gets a river and a cabin, fish and mosquitoes. I get the whole bed, to not feel the need to plan meals, to eat when I feel like it and do … Continue reading My Husband is Gone Away. YAY!
I spent most of my life envying men. Whether it was my brothers, their friends, the men I worked with over the years, or my own husband and son. I envied their physical strength because, for many years, this wimp couldn't lift or move hardly anything. I envied the sense of entitlement that they didn't … Continue reading One Big Reason To Not Envy Men
It's been a relaxing week. Perhaps because I wasn't called "Darlin," by a man less than half my age, or perhaps because there wasn't a workman insisting he talk to "the man" instead of me. But more likely it is because spring has finally arrived, and I got to go outside and play. I got … Continue reading Smiles And Chuckles
It's funny how our interests change as we move through life. Some things we loved to do when we were younger no longer inspire us. For me that thing is sewing. I will do almost anything to avoid sewing. I used to sew every free moment I had. I dropped out of Home Economics and … Continue reading Winter Coats To Giant Elephants
We all witness history every day of our lives. Some of that history we would prefer to not happen, like the invasion of Ukraine by Russia and the effects of global warming on our planet. Things like this make us feel helpless and without any power. In order to cope with these things, we try … Continue reading Witnessing Happy History
Now doesn't that sound like a whine from a pathetic friendless lonely person who spends her days pining for a life filled with people and social events. I assure you that this is not the case. Although I could probably count the total number of friends I possess on less than two hands; and although … Continue reading I Need Playmates
Sometimes you just want to cocoon with your introverted self. Sometimes you don’t want to engage. Sometimes you have nothing to say. Stringing conversational sentences together is an effort because you just don’t want to do it. And really what’s wrong with that? Personally I don’t think there is anything wrong with it. It is … Continue reading No Comment
You may recall The Story of a Carpet, a Coupon and a Sloppy Canadian from a few weeks back; and you may, or may not, be interested in the outcome. If you are, read on: The sloppy Canadian was doing what she does well, which is spill things, drip liquids, knock things over and basically … Continue reading Just In Case You Wanted To know
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?
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
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
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…
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