Random 5 for March 19 – People, parties, gifts, coincidences, gratefulness

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This week it’s all about friends! A week of friends – It’s been a challenging week but some meet-up with friends soothed everything. One group met for dinner. We laughed. Big deep belly laughs. Laughter is a healer but it’s … Continue reading

Some more odds and ends

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It doesn’t matter that you “know” something in your head, the heart with its “feelings center” can overrule you. I had my annual cancer checkup this week. I had breast cancer over 13 years ago. Checkups always make me nuts. … Continue reading

The cool kids

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This post is about people. Really! I had promised myself not to write about shopping for at least a year. I’m not good at promises. The shopping part is incidental. (I promise.) There was a birthday coupon which expired on … Continue reading

Shudda-Cudda and Glad I didn’t

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My birthday is coming up and it’s one of those milestone ones. Ugh! How on earth did I get to be this old? Better than the alternative, yet how did it happen? Reflecting on life, there are some things I … Continue reading

Christmas as you age

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One of my memories from childhood was visiting the parents of my sister-in-law. They were ancient. Truly ancient. They lived in a small in-town end-of-row house with not much room. I remember it as dark (and ancient). Lots of lace … Continue reading

The clock is ticking

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Time is an illusion.” — Albert Einstein “The older you get, the faster time flies.” — My Mom She also said “You’ll be sorry!” when I was wishing for a distant event to happen. (Like Christmas when I was six!) … Continue reading

Passages – Cousins

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My cousin’s husband died. I am the youngest of 50 cousins with the ages spanning 20 years. Many are gone. That comes with being the youngest. Outliving everyone comes with a price. When I was young we all lived close. … Continue reading