January 11, 2021 – A Scot in the midst!

Genealogy? Not interested. We’re all basically mutts. That’s how I used to feel. But recently, I became a bit curious about it after my daughter decided to dip her big toe in the genealogy pool and got back some interesting results. What did she find out? In addition to discovering that she has a veryContinue reading “January 11, 2021 – A Scot in the midst!”

January 10, 2021 – Must we toil?

I’ve been processing what it means to qualify as ‘productive’. By that, I mean what it takes to be considered a contributing member of society. In other words, not a ‘bum’. Growing up, I was taught that one must continually keep ‘busy’. And the best way to achieve that was through physical work. Raking, mowing,Continue reading “January 10, 2021 – Must we toil?”

January 9, 2021 – Second Chances

Aside from concerns about the direction my country is headed, today was actually a pretty good day. I got my blood draw at the lab knocked out right away, ate breakfast, put a grocery list together, and then headed out the door to run some errands. While I was out running errands, I thought aboutContinue reading “January 9, 2021 – Second Chances”

January 8, 2021 – Time to heal.

After a 2-month hiatus (waiting for my insurance matters to get worked out), I was finally able to meet with my therapist. It was a good session, but it left me with as many questions as answers. I was really candid with her about wanting to ‘throw in the towel’ last week. I told herContinue reading “January 8, 2021 – Time to heal.”

January 7, 2021 – Violence doesn’t solve anything.

I must first begin by saying how disappointed I am in the events that took place at our nation’s capital yesterday. I don’t like to talk politics. It’s one of those touchy subjects that often divide people. It’s the same reason I avoid discussing religion. But I have to tell you, to see our presidentContinue reading “January 7, 2021 – Violence doesn’t solve anything.”

January 6, 2021 – Clothing Optional

Anytime I see a sign that says ‘clothing optional’, count me out. I like my clothes. They keep me warm and they cover a multitude of ‘sins’. I don’t want to go anywhere if I have to look at other people’s ‘parts’. Especially, if they’re jiggling about. What can I say? Nudity or nakedness makesContinue reading “January 6, 2021 – Clothing Optional”

January 5, 2021 – Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket.

Hope is a funny thing. It can come rushing towards you, lift you up and carry you around as if you were weightless (kind of like what happens during a football game when a player scores a winning touchdown with only 2 seconds left on the clock and his teammates lift him up onto theirContinue reading “January 5, 2021 – Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket.”

January 4, 2021 – When Opportunity Knocks

It’s amazing how a little sunshine and a little hope can turn things around. It was a beautiful day today, not terribly warm, but warm enough to melt the snow in the backyard so I could finally locate and pick up the dog poop. And it was a perfect day for a walk, something thatContinue reading “January 4, 2021 – When Opportunity Knocks”

January 3, 2021 – Money ‘Matters’

I dreamt last night that I was shopping in a boutique clothing store. The female shopkeepers were fawning all over me, pulling all kinds of different items off the rack and shelves that they thought I might be interested in. “Here, try these on!” one of the ladies insisted. She had a high-end pair ofContinue reading “January 3, 2021 – Money ‘Matters’”

January 2, 2021 – Honesty is the ‘best’ policy.

Today blew (and not like the wind). I honestly didn’t think anything could top yesterday, but no! I was mistaken. Waking up with dread and knots in my stomach is not a good way to start the day, but that’s how it’s been for at least the last week to week-and-a-half. And what have IContinue reading “January 2, 2021 – Honesty is the ‘best’ policy.”