A Decade Of Magical Thinking – 10 Years After Losing Mom

Posted on Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

Ten years ago today, I lost my Mom.
As anyone over 50 knows, ten years goes by faster than you can say, “Where’d I put my glasses?”
The last ten years have brought about a lot of […]

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Celebrating Life – Battling Depression

Posted on Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Celebrating Life. This seems like a no-brainer, right? Who wouldn’t want to celebrate their life? The answer is – too many.
With the death of  Robin Williams,  a most cherished comedian and actor of my generation, […]

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The Great Schlep North Begins – Going Home

Posted on Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

If you know me or follow my blog, you know that The Mister and I moved to the Land of Sugar White Sand (Pensacola, Florida) 11 years ago.
The reasons we moved were many and varied.
It […]

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50 Years After The Assassination Of JFK – The Day Our Parents Grew Old

Posted on Friday, November 22nd, 2013

I knew exactly what I was going to write when I sat down to share my thoughts 50 years after the assassination of President Kennedy.
That is until I watched a CBS Sunday Morning report […]

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Happy Birthday To Me! A New Decade And A COOL Giveaway To Celebrate

Posted on Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Happy Birthday to Me!
If you know me, you know I am not shy about wishing myself a Happy Birthday.
So, here’s my Happy Birthday wish to me…

And now onto my giveaway.
But first…
Perhaps I should share a […]

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Royal Neighbors Of America – Life Insurance Based On The Notion That Women Have Value

Posted on Thursday, September 12th, 2013

I was born in an era when married women rarely worked outside the home.
Growing up, I heard that a woman’s duties were inside the home (wife, mother, homemaker) and those duties were not considered “work.” […]

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Hummingbird Heaven – The Season Begins

Posted on Sunday, September 1st, 2013

September 1 is Return of the Hummingbird day at our house.  It happens like clockwork, which makes it almost magical.
We live in a second floor condo with a smallish balcony, so when we put out […]

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Comic Strip Mama – Climbing The Stairway To Awesomeness!

Posted on Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

“How much loss and pain should one person have to take in one lifetime?”
Is that a rhetorical question?
Not really.  Not if you are going through, or have gone through, the kind of loss and pain […]

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Weekly Writing Challenge: I Remember

Posted on Saturday, August 10th, 2013

Here I am, jumping in at the last moment to join the WordPress Weekly Writing Challenge: I Remember.
The challenge has two parts. The first is to write about something you remember. We were given prompts, […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

Posted on Friday, July 19th, 2013

The theme for this week’s challenge has a lot of options.  How many different ways can you think about the word “fresh?”  Of course, there are tall glasses of lemonade, cool running streams, early asparagus, […]

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