Yes, we can all agree that 2020 sucked. Then again, maybe not. It made us value our friends and family more. Not being able to be near the ones we love is horrifying, but it happened. So, we did learn some precious lessons in 2020. But then what? Where did those amazing lessons go wrong? … Continue reading WHY?
This year started with contemplation – again! It seems like I always start with that and end up with a mess and more questions than answers. Since 2020 was so horrific in so many ways, and since it also felt like it produced more angry/hateful feelings than average, my contemplation revolved around happiness. I went … Continue reading IS THIS THE TRUE WAY TO HAPPINESS?
The anger is everywhere. Why? I understand that our Protect and Serve departments need an overhaul, but it seems to be going far beyond that. Shouldn't simply being a decent human being toward another human being be the top priority? I have been around since 1959 and have seen a ton of protests and riots: … Continue reading IS BEING HUMANE ENOUGH?
WRITE IT DOWN – everywhere I go! Sticky notes all over the place (note: did NOT say house as they are in my car as well-eek), note pads and pen or pencil in almost every room, in my vehicle, and in my purse – never leave home without it. I recently added a voice recorder … Continue reading SHORT AND SIMPLY HELPFUL.
No, I am not talking about flowers or the song by Ray Stevens (you can view it here), I am just taking a moment out of my crazy day/life to see what is right in front of me. It is spring in Colorado, and the flowers are starting to come out and play. The fruit … Continue reading EVERYTHINGS IS BEAUTIFUL.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING? My email joyously provides me with so many exciting things. I read everything from my blogging friend's posts, to handyman tips, to local area sales (even though we are not leaving the house, I can still buy online should the need arise), so simple things like this: Word of the Day … Continue reading
I am a learn-a-holic. Can’t help myself so I guess it falls in the category of O.C.D. My email inbox this morning brought me a new word: fusty adjective | FUSS-tee Definition 1 British : impaired by age or dampness : moldy 2 : saturated with dust and stale odors : musty 3 : rigidly … Continue reading I LEARNED SOMETHING NEW!
There is a difference between "precaution" and "panic." I have to admit, what is going on here in the U.S. (I am talking about the closings and shutdowns) is a first for me. I have been through all kinds of things in my short 60-year old life: Floods Tornados Bankruptcy Rape Losing a child (he … Continue reading JUST STOP IT!!
I was trying to clean up my computer (ha, didn’t get very far) and I came across this poem: ******************** WARNING: When I am an old woman I shall wear purple With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me. And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves And satin … Continue reading FUNNY the things you remember and when…
There, I’ve said it. I have done tons-and-tons of downsizing over the last two decades. Moving from Denver to our great little patch of heaven in the plains of eastern Colorado helped me to make those changes. We had and over-stuffed, extra-large, moving van (yes – semi size) to bring all of both mine and … Continue reading I WILL NEVER BE A MINIMALIST.