January 21, 2021 – Microfiber Cloths to Maid Service

Today hasn’t been terribly productive. I didn’t do much aside from run to Wal-Mart for a grocery pickup and grab a pizza at Papa Murphy’s for dinner. Once I got home, I started cleaning all the glass and windows throughout the house. I did a bunch of research over the internet a few days agoContinue reading “January 21, 2021 – Microfiber Cloths to Maid Service”

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January 20, 2021 – The Gift of Introspection

Are you a fellow blogger or writer? If you are, I just have to ask a question. Do you constantly think about what you previously wrote and how you could have written it differently? I do. It’s maddening. After I wrote ‘Trust Issues’, I thought a great deal more about the content and my perspectiveContinue reading “January 20, 2021 – The Gift of Introspection”

January 19, 2021 – Trust Issues

Bingo! I was up half the night thinking about my last post (Emotional Triggers) and then all of a sudden, it dawned on me the ‘real reason’ why returning to my former job (when it reopens at some point in the future) is no longer viable. Trust and/or trust issues. My daughter and I touchedContinue reading “January 19, 2021 – Trust Issues”

January 18, 2021 – Emotional Triggers

Has someone ever said something to you or treated you a certain way that stops you in your tracks? You could be having the best day, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, all is good in the world. And out of nowhere, when you’re least expecting it, someone dumps a bucket of iceContinue reading “January 18, 2021 – Emotional Triggers”

January 17, 2021 – The gift that keeps on giving.

I woke up this morning anxiety-free. It was delightful! Do you know how rare that is?! And once I got out of bed (calm and at peace) and got cleaned up and dressed, I padded down the stairs and made my way to the kitchen, whereby I commenced preparing breakfast. It was the usual, scrambledContinue reading “January 17, 2021 – The gift that keeps on giving.”

January 16, 2021 – A party to end all parties!

There is nothing quite like a surprise party to really make an individual feel really special on his or her birthday. My husband threw one for me nearly 4 years ago, when I turned 50, and it was a showstopper. If you ever watch ‘The Great British Baking Show’, you’ll understand what I’m talking about.Continue reading “January 16, 2021 – A party to end all parties!”

January 15, 2021 – Awkward Family Photos

The anniversary of my oldest sister’s death was a couple of days ago, on the 13th of January. She died in a car accident at the age of 31. The whole thing just about finished off my mom. Her mother, my grandmother (and unhappy roommate) had died the year prior, and my mom was stillContinue reading “January 15, 2021 – Awkward Family Photos”

January 14, 2021 – Emotional Roller Coaster

I am writing to you today with very little ‘gas in my tank’. In other words, this girl’s running on fumes. It was yet another sleepless night in my household. Between the storm raging outside and the storm raging inside, I could not manage to turn off my mind and actually rest. It’s like aContinue reading “January 14, 2021 – Emotional Roller Coaster”

January 13, 2021 – Goldilocks

Looks like today is going to be ‘all about Mom’. I spoke to her briefly this afternoon. She wasn’t happy but that’s nothing new. When I asked her what she’d been up to, she said, “Nothing much.” It’s hard to know what to say to her because she’s determined to be unhappy. She never wantedContinue reading “January 13, 2021 – Goldilocks”

January 12, 2021 – Is it better to have loved and lost?

I watched a movie recently. It was called ‘On the Rocks’ and it starred Rashida Jones and Bill Murray. It’s about the relationship between a father and daughter and the gist of the movie is that the father’s continual interference and assumptions about his son-in-law’s behavior end up jeopardizing his daughter’s marriage. When it wasContinue reading “January 12, 2021 – Is it better to have loved and lost?”