• Aging and Life
  • A Bruise to the Ego

    It was funny when he did it.  Remember the opening to the Dick Van Dyke TV show when Dick came in and tripped over the ottoman?  Classic comedy performed by one of the masters.  It was hilarious! Not so funny when a fifty-one year old woman does it when she’s going downstairs for a late […]

    The Invisible Woman

    We are starting one of those teaming activities at work and we are all being represented by a bobble-headed figure.  Everyone voted on the bobble-head most representative of the other team members and I ended up with a classy looking representation of The Invisible Woman. Those folks don’t know how accurate their representation of me really is; I had to smile […]

  • Life in General
  • What Do I Do?

    I’ve sometimes wished that I was a teacher or a nurse – not because I feel especially drawn to those occupations – just because it would be easy to answer the question when someone asks what I do for a living. As it is I’ve stumbled to explain what my current job actually entails.  In […]

  • Life in General
  • Serenity in Starbucks?

    My car had to go in for some quick work today so we made arrangements that I would drop it off after work, head down to Starbucks, and Gerry would pick me up after he got out of work.  It was a great plan – a Carmel Macchiato, my notebook and favorite pen, and an hour […]

  • Reflections on Life
  • Middle-Aged Spread

    Gerry and I went to bed early last night, still recovering from our extremely long road trip of last week.  He settled in with his Suduko book and I was looking forward to getting back to the book I had started the night before called Middle-Aged Spread: Moving to the Country at 50.  I set my […]

  • Life in General
  • Missing Megan

    I think of her first thing in the morning and last thing before I go to bed at night.  We meet regularly and I feel much better after a visit with her.  We had planned to meet the week Gerry and I were on vacation but we had to reschedule.  Unfortunately, between her schedule and my schedule, we […]

    Road Trip

    My husband and I just returned from vacationing in Canada.  We visited with our children and grandchildren, and then took a road trip to Saskatchewan.  I grew up in Saskatchewan and was excited to return to the place I have called “home” for most of my life! One day we travelled to the small hamlet […]