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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On Transitions or “Good-bye Big Boobs!”

  When I was little I would put on my black leotard and stuff the chest of it with rolled up socks or oranges and act like I had boobs. #becarefulwhatyouwishfor I distinctly remember going to the laundromat with my mom and her good friend, Cindy, when I was 7 or 8. While they talked … Continue reading On Transitions or “Good-bye Big Boobs!”

On Calendar Reminders or: Why am I in a Funk?

I've been in a funk the last couple of days, for no apparent reason. I had been in a great space the week before, Mercury has finally gone direct...I assumed it was just my ususal low contrasting my previous high. Until yesterday. I arrived at work, already feeling a little low, slightly off, a touch … Continue reading On Calendar Reminders or: Why am I in a Funk?

Shame and Courage – Part Two

 A few days ago I was scrolling through my Instagram feed and came across this image on the comedian Amy Schumer's page: I didn't hesitate to save the image and share it on my own page with the following comment: I am one of the one in four.  Shortly thereafter I got a text from … Continue reading Shame and Courage – Part Two

Are We Really That Busy? or I’m Beginning to Think It’s Me

Somehow I thought adulthood would be more social... ...late nights spent laughing and drinking with friends around a table littered with empty wine-stained glasses, bread crumbs, and wax candles burned down to their nubs. Maybe there would be vacations with other families and annual "Girls' Weekend"s spent with half a dozen other women - shopping, … Continue reading Are We Really That Busy? or I’m Beginning to Think It’s Me

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