SMART OR STRANGE AND HELPFUL STUFF?

When I was a kid, my mother was semi-obsessed with Fortune Tellers.  The possibility that another human could actually see or read into the future was exciting to her.  Needless to say, she made sure her daughters kept their minds open to the possibilities of the "what if's" that are out in the world. I … Continue reading SMART OR STRANGE AND HELPFUL STUFF?

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

JUST STOP IT!!

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 WILL NEVER BE A MINIMALIST.

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.

How To Know If You Are A LEARN-A-HOLIC?

I have taken a ton of classes over the years.  Many of the classes were just to gain extra knowledge in a specific area.  The funny thing about me is that I never received an actual degree for anything. To this day, I still feel that having that piece of paper hanging on a wall … Continue reading How To Know If You Are A LEARN-A-HOLIC?

How Do You Find Happiness?

You can look till you are blue in the face and you will not find it – you have to choose to make it! I can say this because this is what I do, I choose to be happy.  I will gladly share with you examples of my on-going work of attitude adjustment. I had … Continue reading How Do You Find Happiness?

DOES FAILURE HIT YOU LIKE A LEAD BRICK?

I’m not sure exactly when or how it happened, but I turned my fear of failure into an anger to make it right.  I do not seem to concentrate so much anymore on the fact that I failed, but more on the where did I go wrong and what can I do to fix it. … Continue reading DOES FAILURE HIT YOU LIKE A LEAD BRICK?

IMAGINE THAT? – part 5

The daughter, now pushing thirty years old, started hanging with the wrong crowd again(Please remember that these are ALL her choices.  No one is forcing her to make these decisions.), which began another series of bad decisions: Back into drugs again. Losing the good man for a useless man. Losing a stable home for her … Continue reading IMAGINE THAT? – part 5

AND LIFE GOES ON…

We recently lost all but three of our chickens to a fox family attack.  When I posted this on Facebook (to share my grief), my cousin in Michigan commented that I seem to be a disaster magnet of sorts.  This got me thinking long and hard about it. When flashing back over a life, you … Continue reading AND LIFE GOES ON…