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.”

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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 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 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!”

November 10, 2020 – Stirring the pot.

I am writing to talk about one of my sisters today. I’ve spent weeks trying to come up with a ‘fun’ name to refer to her by since I’m not using her actual name but it’s proving quite challenging. It was pretty easy coming up with names for most of my brothers (the Kraken, Turtle,Continue reading “November 10, 2020 – Stirring the pot.”

November 7, 2020 – Buyer Beware

The meaning of words can be very subjective, depending on who you ask. This is especially true when you’re trying to describe the condition of something. What one person might deem as ‘excellent’ may only qualify as ‘fair’ to someone else. There is one place on the internet where I find this to be aContinue reading “November 7, 2020 – Buyer Beware”

November 6, 2020 – I get by with a little help from my friend(s).

Hello, I’d like to introduce you to my dear friend, Prozac. He and I were introduced about 13 years ago and we’ve been great friends ever since. Before Prozac, my life was pretty bleak. I always felt like I was on the outside looking in, and never thought ‘a way in’ was even possible. AndContinue reading “November 6, 2020 – I get by with a little help from my friend(s).”

November 5, 2020 – Time to release the Kraken.

Have you I ever told you about my oldest brother? I’m going to refer to him as ‘the Kraken’. ‘The Kraken’ is perplexing to me. In person, during the few times we’ve actually gotten together, he ‘seems’ so incredibly normal and funny and supportive. He makes me laugh and listens and offers advice and makesContinue reading “November 5, 2020 – Time to release the Kraken.”

November 4, 2020 – Once upon a ‘timeshare’.

Many years ago, there was a man, a very disreputable, unsavory character that was always trying to find ways to make a quick buck. He tried a few ‘get rich quick’ schemes but they never amounted to much. There were pyramid schemes, but he could never seem to rise above the lowest level, and forContinue reading “November 4, 2020 – Once upon a ‘timeshare’.”