November 20, 2020 – Tinkerbell (Part Two)

Where was I? Oh, yes! I was telling you about the time I went to see my biological father, ‘Big Beluga’, after he went AWOL and was absent from my life for well over 25 years. I left off at the part where we were walking down the stairwell and headed for the mini-van. InContinue reading “November 20, 2020 – Tinkerbell (Part Two)”

November 19, 2020 – Tinkerbell (Part One)

I have so many things that I want to talk about today, but I feel compelled to talk about my biological father. I’m going to refer to him as ‘Big Beluga’ from here on out, or ‘BB’ for short. As I mentioned in an earlier post, ‘One person can make all of the difference (PARTContinue reading “November 19, 2020 – Tinkerbell (Part One)”

November 18, 2020 – You do what you’ve got to do.

I’ve done a lot of things to earn money throughout my lifetime. I think my very first job was babysitting, but I hated it. I did get something from the experience, however. It helped me realize that I don’t like being responsible for other people or other people’s children or being ‘in charge’. I wasContinue reading “November 18, 2020 – You do what you’ve got to do.”

November 17, 2020 – Massage Encounters

There is nothing quite like a massage to reset your body as well as your mind. I didn’t have my first massage until well into adulthood when my husband purchased one for me as a birthday gift. After the session, I felt a state of relaxation I had never felt before. It was w-o-n-d-e-r-f-u-l (asideContinue reading “November 17, 2020 – Massage Encounters”

November 16, 2020 – Head in the Sand

I wish I had stayed home today but I needed groceries so there was no getting around it. I had a good attitude when I left my house, but as usual, I returned with a rather somber disposition. What is up with humanity? People act so ugly towards each other. I just don’t understand it.Continue reading “November 16, 2020 – Head in the Sand”

November 15, 2020 – Dreams and Desires

Each day that I write, I never know where it’s going to take me. It can lead virtually anywhere. But that’s the beauty of it, I suppose. The possibilities are endless. Today I thought a lot about where this could potentially lead. I am enjoying writing more than any other creative outlet that I’ve pursued.Continue reading “November 15, 2020 – Dreams and Desires”

November 14, 2020 – Over the river and through the woods…

The title for today’s blog is from a famous nursery rhyme. And if you’re familiar with it, you’ll probably know the words that follow, ‘to Grandmother’s house we go’. The idea of grandparents is one that many equate with unconditional love, warm and welcoming embraces, homemade cookies and bedtime stories. I equate mine with rejection.Continue reading “November 14, 2020 – Over the river and through the woods…”

November 13, 2020 – Skiing isn’t for everyone.

Throughout my childhood, I spent a lot of time outdoors. It didn’t matter what season it was, I always found something to keep myself busy and out of trouble. Winter wasn’t particularly fun, because usually it just rained and rained and rained some more. But on a rare occasion, the winter doldrums would be replacedContinue reading “November 13, 2020 – Skiing isn’t for everyone.”

November 12, 2020 – A thank you card would have been nice.

I work hard for my money, at least I did until I was laid off, so if you have an event or an occasion or a party or a celebration and I bought you a gift, I’d really appreciate some acknowledgement in writing. It doesn’t need to cost a lot of money, nor does itContinue reading “November 12, 2020 – A thank you card would have been nice.”

November 11, 2020 – Catch of the day!

Decades ago, when I was a young girl, there was nothing quite like spending the afternoon at one of the nearby lakes, especially on a warm summer’s day. Each of them were within walking or biking distance and they proved a delightful way to wile away the hours when you had nothing better to do.Continue reading “November 11, 2020 – Catch of the day!”