Today I stumbled across a Facebook post with a picture of a very purple kitchen. The person who posted it said, "Can't wait for the comments." Mine was, "I love it!" I noticed the photo had been shared from another source, a listicle of the worst kitchen fails. It's one thing if you install a … Continue reading Color My World
It's April first, April Fool's Day. While I used to enjoy a good prank on this day, even when it was on me, it's not my thing anymore. Since I'm going to be staying home all day, just the hubs and me, I'm pretty sure any Fool's day foolery is off the table. Though Mother … Continue reading April
Since menopausal midriff bulge has made its home on my previously svelte figure, I don't know how to dress anymore. Nothing seems to work for my body type. If I choose comfort, I look dumpy. If I choose fashion, I look like an over-stuffed sausage, bulging and about to burst out of my skin.
Well, here we are, on the threshold of another brand new year. This last one has been a doozy. I wasn’t keeping a tote board, so I’m not sure whether we’ve suffered more political or natural upheaval on this venerable but also fragile planet. Either way it was exhausting. Ancient hatred oozed up from the … Continue reading Ring Out the Old, Ring In the New
I live north, way up north, bordering Canada north. The summers here are absolutely gorgeous, but short lived. Every day after the last of August that the sun shines and the temperature approaches something over 70-degrees I'm counting my lucky sunbeams. We're doing pretty good this year. I was in the pool (above ground, not … Continue reading Cold Swimming
I'm a lot of things really—daughter, sister, lover, wife, mother and grandmother, all roles defined by my relationship to others. I've held many jobs, in service and professional industries, paid and unpaid. I am a writer. I manifested that for myself. I know it to be true, because I write something every day, because I … Continue reading I’m A Fish Out Of Water