The Importance of Girlfriends

My circle of girlfriends is one of my most treasured things.  Every since elementary school, when we named a special person our “best friend,” I have been gathering them along the way.  I have many “best friends.”  There are some friends that I talk to each day and others every ten years or more.  I … [Read more…]

Clouds and Red Boots

We may be on day 4 of cloudy and dreary days here at my little spot on the map.  These spells happen throughout the year and everyone seems to be forever caught off guard as to the effect they bring to our attitudes and perspectives.  There is even an actual disorder named for this called, … [Read more…]

Choosing Your Destination

I have spent the better part of my adult life searching.  I have searched for serenity, I have searched for love, I have searched for health, wealth and happiness.  What I have found in my search is probably the best treasure I could have imagined, a treasure that only through the journey could I have … [Read more…]

Reflecting on Motherhood

In 1988, nearly 29 years ago, I became a mommy.  Just 16 months later, I gave birth to my second child and then my third and last was born four years after that.  I have to say that being a mother was something I always knew I would be but I really never thought about … [Read more…]

Partly Pomeranian!

The Rolling Stones sung a song about not getting what you want but what you need.  I guess when I was advised that I did not need a dog, I could have listened…but I did not.  I wanted a little dog.  I wanted a little furry nugget that I could dress up, carry around and … [Read more…]

The Art of a Compliment and The One-Two Punch

For years, I have been on the receiving end of the one-two punch.  It’s that compliment that is immediately followed by another not-so-complementary compliment.  You know like, “Gee, your hair looks great!  It’s so much better than the straggly mess you had before.”  For those of us who tend to be on the sensitive side, … [Read more…]

Trash Day

Tuesday morning is trash day on my street.  That means that Monday night is when the  cans get emptied in the house and all put into one large can and loaded up to be taken to the curb.  The recycling bucket also goes  out beside the garbage can.  My trash usually is contained in one … [Read more…]