Planning life exits

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We attended a funeral this week and it made me think about exits. When I was born, my mother didn’t tell anyone she was pregnant — not her best friend or any of her sisters. Not for any salacious reason. … Continue reading

Random 5 for April 23 – BeeGees, feet, life, seasons, death

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For a split second, I was 20 again (ok, maybe 30)! – We watched the BeeGee commemorative special last weekend. Just hearing that music again made me want to dance! Music can stir up such strong memories! I woke up every … Continue reading

Observations with a glass in need of a refill

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I am a “glass half full” person but lately I find myself waiting for the “other shoe to fall.” Each good thing seems to be counterbalanced. We are having a strange spring. February brought warm weather that pushed plant growth. … 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

Random 5 for July 3rd – Inspiration, hearing, elections, attitude, birthdays

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What’s next? – Whenever I think I will run out of things to write about, something happens. I anticipated an uninspiring week leading up to the holiday weekend. Then I had my garden ravaged (update – cucumber plant history, zinnias … Continue reading

Random 5 for May 29 – Weather, mosquitoes, theft, parenting, memories

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She’s off her meds again – After a very cold May the temperatures went up to the 90s. A  week ago we were barely bumping 60 and yesterday it was 92 with maybe one day of seasonal (76 degrees) weather in between. … Continue reading