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Too Little, Too Late

bodyWhat is happening?  To my body that is!!  When I was a young teenager I was really skinny.  I even went to the doctor to find out why I wasn’t gaining weight.  He prescribed some pills.  They were probably sugar pills for all I know, but they didn’t work.  Continue reading

My Dad – My Rock

dadMy dad was my rock.  To say I always saw eye to eye with my dad, especially in my teenage days, was an overstatement!  We often would butt heads as I was a rather rebellious teenager and didn’t like his rules and restrictions, but I always found him to be the very foundation of my life.   Continue reading

59 Years and Counting

weddingWe got married quite young.  I was engaged as a senior in high school.  My fiancé at the time, now my husband of 59 years, was two years older than me.  We had dated on and off since I was 15.  Unbelievable.  They said it would never last. Continue reading

Drunk on the Beach

beachSelf-care is actually a way of life for me.  I tend to do the things I like even when there are many things on my agenda that I put off as I don’t enjoy them. So, while looking over the list of topics that I have written down that is my self-care I feel that I mostly do self-care on a regular basis.  Continue reading

There Is Only One Me!

Three words that best describe me are snarky, persistent, and creative:

Snarky

snarkyI love to be snarky. Actually, it comes quite naturally.  One of my favorite characters that I identify with is the cartoon character “Maxine”.  She reminds me of how I think most of the time.  Mix in a little more empathy and that is me.  I am not a flowery speaking type of person.  Continue reading

Lost Souls in Frames

fearsIt is hard to focus on just one of my greatest fears.  It seems I have several.  But to minimize them here is the first one:  I am, and have been terrified of being in an auto accident and dying from the result.  This has gone on for as long as I can remember.  When I was younger I would actually decline going out of town, especially when my husband was driving, as I was terrified of getting killed in an auto accident.  I overcame it for a while, but I must say I think being more aware of my mortality at this time, it has come back to haunt me.  Continue reading

Too Much Money?

too much moneyTo me, money is a “means to an end.    It definitely tends to rule the world.  It seems everything is about having money, earning money, wanting money, or not having enough money.  Can you ever have enough money?  It seems not so.  Continue reading

I Need a New Bucket

dreamsIt is now called a bucket list, I called it dreams, goals, and accomplishments.

I have lots of dreams, never really considered them on a bucket list, but I guess they really were.  Continue reading

Untangling From Toxic Friends

relationshipsAll relationships are challenging.

When kids are very little it seems that having and making friends just go with the flow.  As you get older things get a bit more complicated.  Continue reading

Words of Wisdom x 4

I am not one to take advice, but throughout my life, I have actually been given some good pieces of wisdom and I actually took them.

One of the most memorable pieces of advice I was given was from my Dad.  I was a teenager and having trouble with my boyfriend, now husband.  We were on the phone and I anticipated him cheating on me.  Continue reading