• Life in General
  • Back away from the laptop

    I had one of those lightbulb moments yesterday afternoon! I had taken a copy of my latest writing assignment to work hoping that I would have an opportunity at lunch time to do some editing. I had been struggling with the ending for a couple of days and especially needed some inspiration in that area. […]

  • Life in General
  • Playing hooky

    It’s 6:13 am on Friday morning. Normally I would be at work by now (or on my way if I had stopped for a Starbucks). Today I’m sitting at home getting caught up with everyone’s blogs. I’m going for some blood work this morning (gulp…the dreaded cholesterol test!) and so I’m just hanging out until […]

  • Fun
  • Blog award

    I received a blog award from Angie over at Gumbo Writer. Thanks Angie! Premio-Dardas: “This award ‘acknowledges the values that every Blogger displays in their effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values with each message they write. Awards like this have been created with the intention of promoting community among Bloggers. It’s a […]

  • A "Grand" Life!
  • Fifty!

    Today I am fifty! I am thrilled to meet this milestone head on! I thought I’d start out this new year with five things that are fabulous about being fifty! 1. Retirement looms close enough to see on the horizon2. Grandchildren3. Seeing our children grown into happy healthy productive members of society 4. Now I […]

  • Aging
  • Out of touch

    It had to happen eventually. I was hoping that it would be a few years down the road, but it happened yesterday. My official induction into the “Out of Touch” club. I’ve been struggling with the speed (or lack thereof) of my laptop lately and finally sent an email to my son (the techno wizard) […]

  • Life in General
  • The power of a memoir

    I am taking a writing class called From Memory to Memoir with Paula Stallings Yost and I just finished the first assignment. In this assignment I wrote a story of my family tree that included my birth-mother, Mary. Those who have been with me for a while on this blogging journey may remember the “This […]

  • Life in General
  • Finally Friday

    Why is it that a short week can feel so long? I had Monday off (and hubby had to work) so I was able to spend the whole day writing. What a treat! Of course this week at work has been busy, and I’ve felt like there hasn’t been enough time to get everything accomplished […]

    Dream Killer…..version 2

    Angie had a post this morning called Dream Killers and I had to smile when I read it because I had a dream killer of another sort last night. I just don’t understand how my subconscious mind works sometimes. Last night, my husband tells me that I was talking in my sleep calling for my […]

  • Reflections on Life
  • Enjoying the view

    The trouble with being on top of a mountain, is that the only way to go is down. The view when one finds oneself standing on top of a mountain is spectacular and breathtaking but eventually one has to make the descent.There was a period in my life when I thought that I would be […]