I woke up feeling so very sad this morning, I am not really sure of all the reasons why, but here it is. And so I ask my sadness to talk with me. Sadness is part of life. And it, for me, is especially so as I continue part this aging process. Losses continue. Losses … Continue reading Waking Up Sad →
45 years ago today we walked down that aisle. “White lace and promises” as the song says. Dreams of tomorrow, of a life shared, of a future together. Thirty three years ago our divorce was final. A sad day. The end of those particular dreams. We lost touch over the years. Several decades ago you … Continue reading A Letter To My Ex-Husband →
Time with yourself is also a commitment I find it interesting that it is acceptable to decline a social invitation if we have other social commitments already scheduled. However, declining these invitations because we have scheduled time to ourselves can be seen as less of a justifiable reason. Somehow, the norm is to be social … Continue reading You Are Reason Enough →
Strange title and topic, yes? So sometimes I think deep thoughts and sometimes my mind goes to lighter fare. which eventually then turns into more than what it seems on the surface. Life lessons and messages often do come in the most interesting of places and ways. Vanilla. I have had history with vanilla. I … Continue reading In Defense of Vanilla →
It’s been one hell of a time in our country. Mass shootings now seem to be happening more frequently. heartbreakingly. It’s hard to try and get back to whatever a “normal” life is. Normal has taken on such a different meaning anymore. Pandemic is now a constant part of our life, there are shootings, insane … Continue reading Brought To My Knees →
The Horror of Violence Against Innocents I have been, as I know the world has been, in a state of shock about yet another massacre. A senseless tragedy of such horrific magnitude. The murder of innocent children and their teachers. Babies. Dead before they had a chance to live. Pain that I cannot find a … Continue reading There Are No Words. And Yet I Try →
Taking more risks in life (that you can’t take back!) I have jumped into the deep end of the pool. And I cannot undo that. It’s time to sink or swim. I retired two years ago this month, just about the time that the pandemic really hit. I have spent a lot of time home … Continue reading Jumping into the Deep End →
(Firing the jury within) To all those who received a notice to become members of the jury within my head, those invitations were sent out in error. Some of them long ago. Some of them more recently. Please disregard those notices. It has come to our attention that you do not quite understand the function … Continue reading We Regret to Inform You.. →
I am staying home today, all day. I need to be quiet, alone, in solitude, silent. A familiar visitor came by this morning. Grief. It’s back. It’s my frequent companion, more and more so as I continue this aging journey. I heard of two deaths yesterday. One was a patient that I used to work … Continue reading The Deafening Silence of Grief →
I live alone and truly enjoy solitude. I also cherish real and deep connection. And I am constantly surprised at how and when these gifts of connection can show up. I was home yesterday, as I had an appointment scheduled for the pest control service to show up. (I struggle with this whole concept of … Continue reading Random Moments of Connection →
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