On Simplifying and Saying Goodbye.

Saying goodbye after 10 years of blogging.

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 […]

Blog Challenge Day 5 – My Favorite Childhood Memory

This One Is Easy I have a lot of good memories from my childhood – riding around the neighborhood on my blue Schwinn with the big white banana seat imagining all the empty lots around my house were filled with horses. I went so far as to pick my favorite horses from my collection of […]

Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 54: What I Will Do When I Retire

When I retire… These words were magic when I was little. My grandfather worked as a candy salesman (and yes, he had a closet FULL of candy in his house!) and eventually retired like many men of his generation. His wife, my grandmother, raised three girls and was a homemaker. I don’t think she felt […]

Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 50: My Biggest Childhood Worry

I was a happy kid, despite the looks of this ^^ photo. Even though we didn’t have much my needs were met. Food, shelter, love. #allthere I remember my mom canning, making her own yogurt, baking bread and sewing clothes for me – and my dolls. I also recall tearing food stamps out of their […]

Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 24: Why I Try Not To Be Like My Mom

  Much of what I do as a mom is a reaction to the mothering I received from my mom. Or the lack thereof. I don’t want to say my mom wasn’t a good mom because in many ways she was. I wasn’t abused or abandoned. I was loved and given a home filled with love, good food, and a […]