Category Archives: thoughts

The fear of Mortality

We all have an understanding of our own mortality at least once in our lives. Many times it happens after the death of a parent or loved one. All of a sudden, we recognize that there are no givens in … Continue reading

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Just thinking…

This journey has been surreal. Cancer is a hidden thing. You usually don’t even know anything is wrong. Some small abnormality prompts a visit to a doctor and then life as you know it changes forever. I had an abnormal … Continue reading

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How to cope with the big “C”

It is everywhere. We all hear about it almost every day. All of us have been touched by the death of someone close or someone we know. And despite that, we assume it won’t touch us or our family. It is always unexpected. Continue reading

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Insurance is Freaking me out!!

I had to retire unexpectedly last year for health reasons. Hubby and I are both 65 years old. We have been using Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance for over 10 years with no problems. At the end of last year, … Continue reading

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Work ethic?

I was thinking back on my decorating days. I had put in 34 years at my craft. At first I called it a job and a learned skill. It was many years later that I decided it actually took a … Continue reading

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Pens & pencils or keyboard? The road to discovery…

I read a post about handwritten writing. I remember keeping notebooks to write in. I collected spiral notebooks. I touched the crisp pages and envisioned writing something amazing. And I would collect pencils. I loved the darkness of the lead … Continue reading

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Just thinking

I was reading. And while reading, I put on Moving Art: Oceans by Louie Schwartzberg. I found it on Netflix. It is wonderful. Soothing, with beautiful music accompanying wonderful oceans and skies and sea animals. The music reminded me of a … Continue reading

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Political correctness

I just read a blog on political correctness. It wasn’t about politics, but about how people perceive who and what we are based on our words and the judgements they make. That got me to thinking. Are we responsible for … Continue reading

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Life Slips Away

When we contemplate the end of a life, the end of an ‘era’, it always brings retrospection and ‘what ifs’ or searching for understanding and a different perspective on what was. This is an awesome story and a wonderful testimonial … Continue reading

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Look out for the F-bombs and don’t forget to proofread!

I was doing what I usually do on the weekends, browsing new blog posts and enjoying the writing of others. I discovered right away that I have a short attention span or a bit of intolerance for certain things. We … Continue reading

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I’m still here!

View image | gettyimages.com My son told me today his father in-law asked about me. He hadn’t seen me on Facebook in a while and was making sure I was alright. That was very thoughtful. It is amazing how we … Continue reading

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Not much going on

  I first quit work the end of May. That started this new journey of new things including home health care, physical therapy and spending my days mostly alone. It has been an interesting journey which has started me exercising and … Continue reading

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How do you stay happy?

Since I had to quit work my life has become very small. I have a care taker help me out of bed. I do my morning walk across the kitchen and have increased from 12 steps to around 40. I … Continue reading

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Sunday rambles

Sunday is usually the end of my week. Hubby is off and around and it is my day for my weekly weigh in. I sometimes sleep a little later and get up a little later. I’ll watch sunday Mass on … Continue reading

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Fall

Fall is my favorite season of the year, but this time it snuck up on me. Yesterday we were in the 70’s and today it was 44 degrees when I got up. It was a little overcast and the wind … Continue reading

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