My son came to town last week for a visit. He had the start of a rash and so like a good Mom I headed to my local Organic market. They also sell lots of homeopathic and Chinese medicine type ingredients. I was going to mix up a salve to put on the rash as … Continue reading Why Y’all Gotta Be So Anxious?
After my husband died, I spent three months in my basement crying and eating potatoe chips. Twenty-six pounds later I realized I was killing myself with grief and junk food. I spent some time then throwing myself into projects to distract my brain. Busy and exhausted leaves little time for tears. But I did ignore … Continue reading Playing the Long Game
This was the brief conversation I had one morning with my husband. Short sweet and to the point which is what happens after many years spent with another human being. We were in the living room and I was reading an article in the Readers Digest about ADHD. With each paragraph I was more and … Continue reading I Think I Might Be ADHD… No Shit!
It has been a beautiful fall but this morning I woke up to swirling snow and a weather advisory warning. As I sit in my chair by the bay window, with the fireplace on and a mug of steaming coffee, I put down my book and decide to write about something that has been on … Continue reading Milestones
I follow a young person on instagram who identifies as non-binary. Young is a relative term as this person is around fourty but that was some time ago for me. So.... young. Anyways, this individual has chosen to be referred to as they or them. Not he/she or him/her. I must admit when I first … Continue reading What is in a pronoun?
I see a lot of posts on Instagram telling people to enjoy their kids as it is all over too soon. That is true. When you are in the middle of the chaos and mess it is hard to catch your breath and find time to relax. The posts are very similar as they try … Continue reading Mourning the Past
I finally got myself an Instagram account and I just love some of the posts. I follow gardeners, recipe type stuff and of course my daughter. I love that I can just click a button that say's "what is this crap?" and I stop seeing it. I am paraphrasing. I don't personally post anything because … Continue reading Whatever Happened to Getting Along?
You have heard this before I am sure. There is your side, my side and then the real story. The problem is we only believe our side. And we stick by it through thick and thin. It doesn't matter what is happening around us. What we are going through. What we read in the news … Continue reading Three Sides to Every Story
I do not identify as a feminist. In fact throughout my adult life I have been very vocal about it. I scoffed when others praised Gloria Steinem or Betty Freidan. I understand their efforts through the years did help to bring about positive change in many ways, I do also believe the feminist movement of … Continue reading Hillary Clinton Opened My Eyes
I don't know about you but I certainly have a lot of pet peeves. Little things that just bug me. One particularly annoying one is people who don't know the difference between yield and merge. This is a big one for me. Half the time people blast right through a yield which is annoying and … Continue reading Pet Peeves