I don’t recall the last time that Mike and I went somewhere for New Years. Oh wait, 3 years ago we went to the Wolf Hotel, in Ellinwood late after we closed the door at work and arrived at 10 pm or so. It was nice. But typically we go home and crash. Last night … Continue reading New Year’s Eve 2023
We had a stable not far off I-70. It was my Grandparents pride and joy and one which they shared with many people over the years. Back in the day, before fancy Bloomer trailers, horses were not transported in luxury comfort!! Some got loaded on cattle pots, some in weird two horse bumper pull trailers, … Continue reading Mr Rhythm
I have been away....it's ok..... I am back.....it's ok..... I may go away again....it's ok....... While she used to escape into the fog, I can see her now.....she's going to be ok..... We all have our stuff. We have hang ups and isms that make this life difficult, at times, to traverse. We have a … Continue reading Do The Work….Feel The Sadness….Get The Peace
When I think about Christmas time, I think about the Peanuts Gang standing around the tree singing Vince Guaraldi's "Christmas Time is Here". It makes me feel very nostalgic. As a little girl I loved sitting in my jammies, with wet hair down my back from my bath, watching a little tv with rabbit ears, … Continue reading Christmas time is here
It's Thanksgiving week. Yep, another Thanksgiving will come and go and I will try to get excited about all of the gratitude that I feel! I gotta admit that the last several months I have not "felt" the gratitude that I really feel. Does that make any sense? I mean that there are a lot … Continue reading tHANKS-GIVING
What you will find below I started over 2 weeks ago. I am still struggling to find my words, but what happened to me today absolutely shattered me and has made my internal rage fire out of control. Most people are unaware that Mike has had some recent health issues and out of respect for … Continue reading This is Hard For Me
Topics this week have been tough for me to nail down. There are so many options; COVID-19, mask wearing, political opinions, missing children, so much news, both local and national. For instance, are the rumors true that the City of Salina is really broke?? I hear rumor after rumor with little to no information to … Continue reading No More MLM Pills
"Toot toot Tootsie, good-bye! Toot toot Tootsie, don't cry!"....I think I was 7, but then again, everything happened at 7....pretty sure that's when I walked into Gram's house and I heard the console stereo belting out Al Jolson singing Toot Toot Tootsie! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fak30w6cUFY The video is kind of amusing! I thought that was the funniest … Continue reading Tootsie
Like many of you, part of my Christmas tradition was to create and send the standard Christmas photo card or letter to all of my friends and family but last year was different and this year isn't looking any more promising. The sad truth is that the older I get, the more I realize that … Continue reading No Merry Christmas Letter….but Merry Christmas!
I'm feeling like I don't want to roll in this world today....or possibly tomorrow and maybe even the next day!! I go through stages where the stimulation of the outside world makes my insides shake like I am standing on the edge of Niagara Falls feeling the earth rumble! I'm there! I wouldn't say it's … Continue reading Grumpy … … …
OK!! Kids listen!! This is really how life works! Today, I am the fireman. I have been putting out the fires at work, after a long/short night letting my daughter catch up on some sleep, while I stayed up with my brand new granddaughter, Allie Ann! I got home at almost 2 am and finally … Continue reading THAT’S ALL FOR TODAY!!
The wind is blowing from the southwest this morning and the Fall weather feels more like Winter is right behind. Normally, Mike is the one who gets up and goes out to the garage to feed the dogs, but this week he is gone and I have been up in the dark to feed that … Continue reading Worrying …. It Doesn’t Change A Thing!
This has been a summer like no other. I have worked more this year than I ever thought my body could possibly take. I sleep away the weekends because I can't move and I have missed more sunny days because of sleeping the weekend away than I care to remember. I am thankful for the … Continue reading Not Sure What to Call This One….
I've been thinking a lot lately about my love of the English language and how when I was a kid I would read a Thesaurus just for fun. Somehow in our attempt to "simplify" everything we have created an entire language with emojis and I doubt anyone under the age of 20 knows what a … Continue reading 🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪
2019.. update before I repost. My lofty goal is the same on this 5th year of Dad's earthly exit... I have been sick in bed for 6 days now....it makes the reality worse because he was my first call when I got sick. Here's to some zinc, vitamin C, and hot tea. I miss you … Continue reading Today
Originally posted May 1, 2018. Reposting When I was a little girl I looked forward to the first of May with more happiness and anticipation than I did Christmas!! It was my chance to sneak in and surprise those I loved and it was the best feeling of the entire year!! If it happened to … Continue reading IT’S BELTANE!!! IT’S MAY DAY!!
I don’t know where to begin! I have so much bubbling inside me that I am not sure where to start!! First, I am so full of absolute gratitude for this journey of life. I have rounded the bend and have turned on a light that I refuse to shut off. I have worked on … Continue reading Like Nothing Else
I got some pictures today that sent the word to my heart that I need to talk about some things. I have often discussed the difficulties of following your dreams and the risk it takes to dare to take big steps! But this hits different today. I see the hardship that comes when people are … Continue reading Been a Hell of a Year
My friend, Amanda, posted a post on Facebook that made me think about the life journey to loving yourself a couple of days ago. It made me think about my last two years and what I haven’t really talked about. Healing. We use the term a lot in therapy but we don’t talk about the … Continue reading Changes!
Since turning 55 I seem to be thinking a lot about the past. I saw a meme a week or so ago and it said “You had nothing to do with the beginning of your story. Two people in love, or not, made a decision to have you and your book began. They wrote a … Continue reading Lost ‘Em!! 🤷🏼♀️
I knew from the time I was little that I was born a princess and wanted to be a Queen! My dad used to tell me that he knew all too well that I was born a princess, but that I was given to him to raise and there was nothing I was going to … Continue reading A Queen for a Day… I think so…
Fred Flintstone was one of my childhood heroes. As a child, I spent a lot of time alone. I loved the wackiness of Bedrock and Fred was endearing although he was a bit simple. I suppose I could relate to his scatter brained ideas and his mispronunciation of phrases and words. Maybe I could see … Continue reading Good Afternoon…..and a Hasty Banana To You
This may read a bit jangly or jankie! I apologize to the English majors… I are one of those too!! I got so many thoughts that I’m not making great sentences!! Don’t feel like editing and I’m on my phone! Lol. Hard to type! A few years ago when my kids fell in love and … Continue reading Last One
The cold is creeping in and after a 70 degree Christmas, I suppose it’s time. What better way to end/begin a year with an Arctic blast of -27 F?! The cold may just freeze me in my tracks but the “cold” can’t stop my progress!! Before I delve into this blog, I want to put … Continue reading Goodbye 202-1