Photo by Federica Campanaro on Unsplash. A while back, The Doc and I took a short trip that lasted six days. It involved two flights, approximately 1000 kilometers of driving and hours upon hours of sitting at kitchen tables while chatting. There was plenty of wine and good food and wonderful people. We got to … Continue reading Six Days Of Sitting Makes Me Want To Burn My Bra
Photo by Ben Rosett on Unsplash No doubt about it, I consider 2019 to be the second-worst year of my thirty-year marriage. The worst year was back around 1994, and is a long complicated story for another time. It was the catalyst for our eventual move to Nova Scotia. In order to understand why I … Continue reading The Second-Worst Year of My Marriage
Photo: iStock. Anyone who was born in December knows that December Birthdays often get usurped by the BIG HOLIDAY. Like the time when I was turning sixteen and had to spend the entire day helping my mother clean the kitchen cupboards because those cupboards just had to be cleaned before Christmas. Or the time that … Continue reading Closing Out December Birthday Season
Time continues to fly by at a pace that astounds me. I first started writing while in my forties, dabbling with children's literature that I created with JT in mind. Sending him and our dog Freckles on far-fetched adventures. That was before I realized that I shouldn't write for a market that I couldn't relate … Continue reading Writer’s Block
After watching senior members of my family age without a plan, I keep swearing that I will have a plan. I have good intentions. This plan of mine has three separate facets: 1. future living arrangements, 2. my physical health, and 3. becoming more socially active, which is necessary for my mental health. These have … Continue reading A Home For Aging Introverts
Now I have been using personal computers since the 80's, and I consider myself a reasonably intelligent woman. I have also been recognizing and trashing phishing emails for at least 15 years. At least. Emails that look like they come from banks, some from banks that aren't my bank. Those ones are obvious. And emails … Continue reading Holy Crap, I Was Almost Scammed!
Three hours of chopping, cooking and processing, plus enough dirty dishes to fill the dishwasher, has left me with three, not very large jars, of salsa and a deep appreciation of the many women who have come before me. These would be our great grandmothers and all the pioneer women before them. I just can't … Continue reading I Would Never Have Survived As A Pioneer Woman