Happy Birthday;or What Now?

December is my birthday month and Sunday is my birthday. This is my personal "new year" and traditionally the time when I reflect the past year and plan for the fresh one on the horizon.     As you know, I’ve had lots of time on my hands lately (ahem) due to unemployment and now … Continue reading Happy Birthday;or What Now?

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She Would Have Been 50 Today…

I won't lie, 50 has been a rough six months so far. At least I'm halfway through it. Since my birthday in December - which wimpered, rather than roared, in the way I had hoped it would - I have been sick with a mild and lingering case of the flu, then allergies, then a … Continue reading She Would Have Been 50 Today…

Daily Blog Challenge: Day 20 – The Best Gift I Ever Received

This one is easy - I got the best gift ever just a few weeks ago. It was a late Christmas gift. Do you want to see it? Here it is: Pretty spectacular, isn't it? The lovely shade of...brown? The slightly discolored cuffs? The missing button? I'm sure you would understand if you could smell it's … Continue reading Daily Blog Challenge: Day 20 – The Best Gift I Ever Received

Daily Blog Challenge: Day 15 – What Makes You Happy?

First off...what the heck? I can't seem to stay on track with this one blog post a day thing! Here we are, it's only the 16th and I am already off track! Grrr...#whatswrongwithme I'm amazed I was able to write a poem every single day last year - trying to keep up with this little … Continue reading Daily Blog Challenge: Day 15 – What Makes You Happy?

Blog Challenge Day 6 – Do you have an embarrassing​ story?

Imagine you are back in high school - those days of extreme volatility and insecurity... One afternoon I was hanging out after school with my girlfriend. We were at the deserted quad, waiting on a ride home from one of our parents. We were goofing around, laughing, and gossiping the way high school girls do. … Continue reading Blog Challenge Day 6 – Do you have an embarrassing​ story?

Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 85: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again…

Oh you guys...I am still sick. #wahhh I sound like I am a two-pack a day smoker and my throat feels like I smoke too. PLUS it's been a hectic day on the family front - a little extra drama that is not mine to share. I will say it seems all is well, but, … Continue reading Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 85: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again…