We out.

Tomorrow morning my sister, Kathi (Treenie) and I have a flight to St. Maarten. We have to be at the airport at 4:00 a.m. so maybe it isn’t really morning, but later tonight. I love traveling with my sister. It is like traveling with my best friend and my mama. I have to worry about [...]

Less than 90 days.

Wow, it is January 9th already. I haven’t written a blog yet this year. I can feel that in my bones. Writing my blog is really just writing in my journal or diary, and sharing it with friends. Full disclosure. Like my mama before me, I have been keeping a journal for years. After I [...]

A house of Joyful noise.

It is quiet in my house today. I am listening to Joni Mitchell. She is singing about both sides. I am feeling that vibe today. My house is still decorated for the holidays, but it is too quiet. On Saturday my family was here. Three generations. It is so odd to be in the oldest [...]

TOO much stuff.

Well, Christmas is quickly approaching. Less than a week. I see the Amazon, FedEx and UPS trucks on the street everyday. More stuff. There are 50,000 storage units in the United States. Ten percent of the population have one. We don’t have a storage unit, however, I have too much stuff. It is safe to [...]

Happy Birthday, Mama

Today, my mama turns 89th birthday. I hope she is celebrating in Heaven.  I miss my mama. It is hard to believe that she left the planet more than 4 years ago. I have been a mixed bag of emotions these last few days. I was two weeks shy of my 55th birthday when my [...]

In the now.

I love Sunday mornings. I am cleaning my house. My favorite Sand & Fog candle, Frazier Fir, is burning and my house smells like a forest. My Jewel Christmas cd is playing and I am happy. My joints and bones are loose and pain-free. I will never, ever, take a pain-free step for granted again. [...]

Good health.

Wow, it’s been a few weeks since I last posted a blog. The last few weeks have been rough for me. I have been consumed with pain and feeling like crap. While I had hope that one day the medication would kick in and work for me, my patience was thin. With the help of [...]

Memory from Italy.

Last August John and I went to Europe for our 30th Anniversary. It was truly a trip of a lifetime for us. Before we went I told John that I hoped to find a new wedding band while we were there. To be honest I am not really a jewelry person. It has been some [...]

Happy Birthday, Johnny!

I talk often about John in these blogs.  He is a good sport. I speak of his love of ice cream and chocolate.  I speak of his support of his family and friends.  And, I will do it again today. John is kind, smart, soft-spoken and funny.  I met John when we worked together at the Residence [...]

Make your own dream come true.

For the last few months John has been telling me that I need a new car. Honestly, I have very little interest in cars. My current car is a 2011 Hyundai Elantra. It was purchased in May of 2011, just two months after Joe died. None of us could stand seeing the old Focus that [...]