November 30, 2020 – Matters of Convenience

I just returned from Wal-Mart. It’s not a store I enjoy spending a lot of time in. It is massive and it’s easy to get swallowed up in the place. If you go, you can expect to spend a fair amount of time retrieving the items on your list. Would you like a gallon ofContinue reading “November 30, 2020 – Matters of Convenience”

November 29, 2020 – Facing the Consequences

My mom is a big fan of all-things-holiday and other celebratory events. She used to host all of the traditional family meals, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas. In addition, she never failed to bake a pie or a cake for each of her children on their birthdays, along with treating them to a meal at the restaurantContinue reading “November 29, 2020 – Facing the Consequences”

November 28, 2020 – Not such a ‘dead end’ after all (PART THREE).

Here we are again. Good to see you back! Sorry I’m taking so long to ‘wrap this up’ but I promise, I will finish today. There will be no part four. I promise! I pinky promised so now I have no choice in the matter. Where were we? That’s right! I had talked about theContinue reading “November 28, 2020 – Not such a ‘dead end’ after all (PART THREE).”

November 27, 2020 – Not such a ‘dead end’ after all (PART TWO).

Hello again! I’m back to finish off my story about all of the adventures we have living on a dead end street. Of course, things wouldn’t be quite as interesting if a canal wasn’t directly beside it, but that’s what gives the story that extra ‘kick’, that little nugget that changes the story from ‘meh’Continue reading “November 27, 2020 – Not such a ‘dead end’ after all (PART TWO).”

November 26, 2020 – Not such a ‘dead end’ after all (PART ONE).

We live on a ‘dead end’. It sounds like such a morbid term but all it really means is that there is no way out. Hang on. I don’t think that description was very helpful at all. That still leaves a lot to the imagination. I probably should clarify that we live on a ‘deadContinue reading “November 26, 2020 – Not such a ‘dead end’ after all (PART ONE).”

November 25, 2020 – Hip hip hooray, the hoarder’s moved away!

Have you ever lived near a hoarder? It seems like they’re everywhere. On just my block, there are at least three. Well, there were three until one miraculously moved away recently. I honestly never thought it would happen. I thought he’d outlast me easily. But I think he got tired of all the visits andContinue reading “November 25, 2020 – Hip hip hooray, the hoarder’s moved away!”

November 24, 2020 – Much ado about cold sores.

I woke up this morning to discover an ‘uninvited guest’ clinging firmly to my lower lip. I was pretty certain I knew what it was, my lip hurt a bit and was slightly bumpy, but the room was dark so I went into the bathroom to confirm my suspicions. After checking in the mirror, thereContinue reading “November 24, 2020 – Much ado about cold sores.”

November 23, 2020 – Hair Loss

In my wildest dreams, I never imagined I would be so fearful of doing something that most people do without a moment’s hesitation, washing my hair. Yet here I am, it’s been four days and I still haven’t done it. Why haven’t I washed my hair? It’s simple. I’m trying to hang onto whatever’s left.Continue reading “November 23, 2020 – Hair Loss”

November 22, 2020 – The pitfalls of being a perfectionist.

I wish I was someone that could just do something mediocre and be ok with it. But I wasn’t born that way. It doesn’t matter what the task, how large or how small, I have to work at it until I achieve perfection. My husband reminded me today that ‘I have a problem’, which IContinue reading “November 22, 2020 – The pitfalls of being a perfectionist.”

November 21, 2020 – Should I stay or should I go?

It seems that most of us have a pretty good internal gauge that helps us determine when it’s time to move on. Whether that decision (to stay or go) pertains to a relationship or a job, the questions to ask yourself are essentially the same. And sometimes we pay close attention to that gauge andContinue reading “November 21, 2020 – Should I stay or should I go?”