Taking a health break from life

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It’s Murphy’s Law. The weather broke. It was time to clean up the yard, plant stuff and start the garden. In a nanosecond, a muscle in my back had a spasm (and not in a good way) and I’m out … Continue reading

Random 5 for February 12 – Family, Valentine’s Day, projects, eyes, husbands

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Family – It was a week of family. Step-daughter flew in for a short stay and we had a bridal shower for a grandniece. Always good to see family! A holiday? – When I was a kid, Valentine’s Day was … Continue reading

Merry Christmas to the beloved husband

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When you get older your perspective changes. Holidays are not about the presents. You can buy your own in a color you really like. It’s not about crowds of people because you can’t connect with anyone in a crowd. It’s … 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

Inappropriate intimate relationships with…insects

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New relationships should start slowly. Maybe with a nice dinner or drinks. Then move to activities that take longer like dinner and a movie. Slowly! That’s not what happened. No dinner or drinks. Just blood sucking. There are very few … Continue reading

Random 5 for Easter, March 27 – Easter, chemicals, sneakers, bugs, outdoors

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To all who celebrate – May you have wonderful Easter. When I was young there were a lot of traditions surrounding this holiday. It started with Good Friday services, food blessed on Holy Saturday and a new spring outfit with … Continue reading

Relishing retirement and “conscious squandering”

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People ask me about retirement. Do I enjoy it? Hell, yeah! Really, I’m lucky! Very lucky! No white-knuckle driving! I was grateful during the last record-breaking snowstorm. I didn’t have to drive or worry about parking. There was no need to … Continue reading