I always feel both blest and stressed between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Stressed trying to keep up with all the comings and goings of our numerous clan, planning get-togethers and figuring out who’s going to be able to meet for dinner when. But blest beyond measure as I see my wonderful family interacting, teasing, having a […]
This is my time to hibernate. When it gets cold and these aging joints let me know I’ve been creaking around on them pretty hard, it’s so easy just to stay indoors and enjoy the heat. The cats let me know they like the warmth as well, standing on the windowsill with one paw raised […]
And so we have come once again to the time of year dreaded by doctors, nurses, police, fire, and rescue squads alike: the “holidays.” Colder weather brings the risk of fire from the various ways people use to get warm. It also brings ice and snow with those attendant risks of accident and injury. But […]
After all the years of more than ample fertility, I figured I would really enjoy hitting “the change of life.” I don’t fear getting older…hey, it’s not like we have any choice! Problem is, I don’t know when it will happen. None of the women living in my family seem to know because they all […]
I spend more than the usual amount of time on the web. I post content on a series of regional portals, on several blogs, and for a host of web clients who have hired me. I’ve been doing web work since 1996, back in the day when we still coded in notepad. I love the ways the […]
Today I got three copies of this post about “Life is a Gift” that contained this supposed poem about a blind girl whose boyfriend donated his eyes so she could see in hopes that she would marry him..but when she could see she saw that he was blind and couldn’t bear to be saddled with […]
We live in a world of deadlines and ultimatums. Everything around us has some semblance of order and routine and a measure of schedule to live within. I freely admit to being one of those people who struggles with schedules and routine. I like order and routine, but it just doesn’t like living with me […]
I was checking out a yard sale recently, looking over some furniture that was for sale. They had some Early American pieces and some Mediterranean style stuff, things I remembered from the 70’s and 80’s as being the trendy styles of furniture. Funny, I had a hard time feeling the least desire to own any […]
Is it just my imagination, or is 75% of all advertising revenue coming from pharmaceutical and medical sources these days? No matter where I go, I see or hear ads for medicines and vaccines and related products. Some are scary and some are humorous…and all of them downright misleading.
There are some days when things just roll by and nothing much bothers you. The weather is good and there’s no crisis to deal with and people are getting along. And then there are days like this weekend, when the sky is overcast and the humidity hangs in the air like a wave of doom.