• Aging
  • Monday, September 19, 2016

    “You feel fine, and then, when your body can’t keep fighting, you don’t.” ~ Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember “By morning I was worn out. My limbs felt heavy as wood, my head cottony. I might’ve felt better if I hadn’t slept at all.” ~ Ransom Riggs, Hollow City I don’t talk about it […]

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  • Happy Anniversary, Gerry

    Fifteen years ago today, on a sunny April morning, Gerry and I were married. It was a small and simple ceremony, at that even larger than I would have chosen had it been up to me alone. My soon-to-be husband was of the mind that we needed to mark the occasion with a celebration, though. He […]

  • Aging
  • A Disturbing Trend

    I don’t remember how old I was the first time someone in a store called me ma’am. I do know that I was young enough to be horrified as I didn’t feel anywhere near old enough to be deserving of that moniker. Funny, isn’t it, how we can’t wait to get older and then at […]

  • A "Grand" Life!
  • Washing Dishes

    I spent this morning unpacking, washing, and putting away my mother’s American Beauty china. It was a meditative time as I stood at the kitchen sink gently washing, rinsing, and drying each dish. Remembering. Mom kept her treasured china in a cabinet and brought it out only for special occasions like birthdays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas or when friends […]

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  • Miss Manners

    When I was a little girl my parents and teachers drilled the importance of good manners into me, as did the parents and teachers  of many, if not most, children in those days. It was a given that I would say “please”, “thank you”, and “you’re welcome”; I was expected to be respectful to my elders and […]

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  • Taking Time For One’s Self

    For the past few years I’ve worked a flex schedule that allows me to take every second Friday off. I hold those days sacred, “protect the flex” becomes my mantra when I look around at the work on my plate and wonder if I can afford a day away from the office. I know, having […]