December 31, 2020 – Learning Something New

I don’t know about you, but I try to make a point to do something each day to keep my gray matter from turning into the equivalent of a septic tank. One great way to do that? Learn something new. There are so many things to learn about in this great big world! Don’t knowContinue reading “December 31, 2020 – Learning Something New”

December 30, 2020 – Diabolical Debbie

As much as I had hoped I would be able to pull out of my slump, I have been unsuccessful. And since I’m feeling negative, what better person to write about than my sister ‘Diabolical Debbie’ (DD for short)? I have resisted writing about her because even thinking about her puts me in a funk,Continue reading “December 30, 2020 – Diabolical Debbie”

December 29, 2020 – Facing the Facts

I was going to write about something funny today but I’m not feeling terribly humorous at the moment. I finally took care of something that I’ve been avoiding for a while now, and now the finality of it all is really beginning to sink in. I went to my former workplace and I retrieved myContinue reading “December 29, 2020 – Facing the Facts”

December 28, 2020 – Something to celebrate!

Wow! I just realized I am one quarter of the way through to my goal! My goal was to write every single day for a year and I just noticed that as of yesterday, I have successfully written 90 blog posts! I rarely do anything for 90 days in a row, aside from breathing andContinue reading “December 28, 2020 – Something to celebrate!”

December 27, 2020 – Things my mother says.

Depending on who you ask, my 91-year-old mother has either two or three personalities. I’ve only met two, the sweet one and the sour one, kind of like you get when you bite into a Sour Patch Kid. That’s candy by the way, not an actual child. Don’t bite children. Please. It’s cruel and uncalledContinue reading “December 27, 2020 – Things my mother says.”

December 26, 2020 – A nose for sweets.

My favorite movie as a child, hands down, was ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’. And I’m not talking about the crappy version with Johnny Depp, I’m talking about the fantastical version starring the beloved Gene Wilder. I identified with Charlie and my heart soared at the end of the movie when he and GrandpaContinue reading “December 26, 2020 – A nose for sweets.”

December 25, 2020 – Home for the holidays.

Merry Christmas! And since it’s Christmas, what better topic to write about today! I have decades of memories to draw from, beginning with the late 1960s and continuing all the way up until today. Surely there is something I can share that will interest you! But where to begin? It’s all such a blur, especiallyContinue reading “December 25, 2020 – Home for the holidays.”

December 24, 2020 – Chasing my own tail.

Tomorrow? I don’t know about you, but I’m not leaving my house. I spent the last two days chasing my own tail and I’m over it! A lot of my frustration is thanks to some of the newfangled ‘gift cards’ that are available for purchase. I always buy several during the holiday season from myContinue reading “December 24, 2020 – Chasing my own tail.”

December 23, 2020 – Share and share alike.

If you want to lose a finger or possibly a hand, just try and reach across my plate and help yourself to one of my french fries. I don’t care if you’re my best girlfriend, my husband, my mother or the pope, if you want some french fries, you’d better order your own damn friesContinue reading “December 23, 2020 – Share and share alike.”

December 22, 2020 – Redemption comes in many forms.

When I was eight years old, a new man entered my life. He came with the title of ‘stepdad’. I’ve shared a bit about our relationship in past posts, primarily in ‘One person can make all of the difference, Parts I and II’. His name was ‘Larry’ and he died at the age of 79,Continue reading “December 22, 2020 – Redemption comes in many forms.”