It's winter and I can feel the vibration of the darkness welling up inside me. Every raw nerve is sitting so close to the surface I think I can see each and every one. This feeling is a pretty good indicator that I am feeling the hurt that the cold causes. It feels like a … Continue reading Passport Woes
I find notes all around my house which is actually kind of ironic given that I can seldom find any paper to write on when I need it. Today I was on the phone with my friend, Mary, and I find several notes that I had taken during one of our many phone calls! We … Continue reading CAN’T TAKE THE HEAT ANYMORE
I was thinking today...."I wonder how many blogs I have written?" I was surprised to see that this will be #101. I can't imagine what I have written to hit the "publish" button 100 times and I am fairly sure that most of it isn't really even noteworthy; that being said, I have, for my … Continue reading 100 Stories
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 stronger than I ever thought I would need to be... Aren't we all?? My Gram used to say, "If you knew what was around the corner, you would never get out of bed." She was right. Life is laden with challenges and events that make breathing nearly impossible and robs joy like a thief. … Continue reading
I have been yelled at twice today. I am overly cautious about the way I talk to vendors and customers on the phone. My gravelly voice is often misinterpreted for being "short or cross" so I intentionally try to corral that impression! (insert eye roll) Today I was yelled at for no reason and still … Continue reading Remind Me, It’s 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 … … …
I am having trouble keeping my thoughts in order!! Too much to process this week, but I’m sharing anyway. Have a blessed weekend! I am occasionally and painfully reminded that way too often I don't pay attention to things around me and I remain blissfully ignorant to time/space. I may not notice details like I … Continue reading Blissfully Ignorant
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!