My Name or Yours?

About this time seven years ago, my divorce with my first husband became final. It was over a year in the making and was quite often difficult and contentious, as most divorces are I suppose. About half-way through the process, my husband demanded I “give him his name back”. Being a stubborn Taurus woman, as…

The Sunday Post: Rambling on into 2017

Ever sit down to write, knowing what you want to say, but just can’t get your thoughts organized enough to write them down in a way that makes sense to anyone else? That’s kind of where I am right now. So maybe I’ll try something different with this first post of the year: just write…

Half Full

It seems we’ve survived the Blizzard of 2016, Snowzilla as it’s been dubbed on social media this week. I was fortunate not to have to step out into it at all. I’m not a cold weather person at all.  I wanted to go out and take pictures as the snow fell and then when when…

Thanks, 2015!

If I could summarize 2015 in just a few words, I would say it was a year of opportunities. Of new beginnings. Most of our children are now spread out across the country thanks to these opportunities. They are pursuing new lives and following their hearts and dreams to small towns and big cities. They…

Now and Then: 2015 Review

It’s that time of year, folks. This is when many of us break out our year-end lists of what was hot or what was not. The Daily Post had some suggestions for us bloggers as we attempt to craft a post in review of 2015 so I decided I may as well join in and…

Today’s Top Ten (or what I did on my summer vacation)

When you were in school did you ever have to write an essay on how you spent your summer vacation? I’m not sure I ever did but it seems like I’ve seen multiple TV sitcoms or movies where that’s been the case. In any case, I don’t much feel like writing an essay, since I’m…

What’s on your mind?

That’s the prompt many of us see on a regular basis as we reach for our smartphones or computers and check in to see what’s going in the Facebook world. Today I’m home nursing a twisted knee (the result of a mis-step getting out of my fancy, low-riding car last night) and so I’m spending…

Does it really get easier?

I’m doing my best and every day it gets a little bit easier. So it’s only Day 3 of the 30-day Loving Kindness Challenge and already I have a hard one! I have to admit I’m a little bit stumped on this one. I’ve been staring at this screen for a while, trying to decide…