Bad Motives of a motherless child…

I sit in bed writing this with sleepy eyes, sipping coffee I screwed up and made too weak. I’m particularly tired because I’ve been up for hours after my sleep was unexpectedly interrupted. My sleep is frequently interrupted by an 80lb German Shepard who likes to be let out for a pee in the middleContinue reading “Bad Motives of a motherless child…”

“You’re only as old as you feel”~ ahhh sh*#, I’m in trouble then …

I booked my next spin class before I left the parking lot from the gym where I’d just completed my first in over two years. Along with live music, extensive traveling, and really any large gatherings, gym time was shut down as well during the Covid pandemic. Now granted there were options available….I could haveContinue reading ““You’re only as old as you feel”~ ahhh sh*#, I’m in trouble then …”

Keeping it real …To fill or not to fill ??

I go through this thing every winter for the last few years now where I become fixated on the signs of aging I see on my face. Winter settles in, as do the deeper lines, and I think to myself maybe it’s time to do something about it. I begin looking into fillers, or maybeContinue reading “Keeping it real …To fill or not to fill ??”

Part II of the year in review. The best of the best …

September. Unpausing the pause …..Medication finished for the tick borne illness, baby steps into the sun, still feeling a little dazed and confused from the lingering symptoms, but time to make the grand return to work. “Work” << that’s the word old me would have normally followed up immediately and with an obnoxious amount ofContinue reading “Part II of the year in review. The best of the best …”

A year in the life of…

Now that I am shaking off my case of writers block, or returning from sabbatical, however I feel like framing this non writing time frame, I can’t help but feel that one of the biggest missed opportunities is not to have written any type of assessment at all on the changing of the year. NoContinue reading “A year in the life of…”

Endings. Beginnings. And everything in between.

Out with the old ~ In with the new. Fresh starts, new beginnings, and some tough goodbyes. You’d think that would leave me plenty of stories to tell. Yet here we are 23 days into the new year and I haven’t written a dang thing. Not that I’d written anything the last few months ofContinue reading “Endings. Beginnings. And everything in between.”

Love Floats ❤️

I didn’t always love boats. Just the opposite really…For a long time I hated them! Well maybe not them, but certainly the feelings they evoked. My very first boating experience was with a group of drunken adults, who even at my tender toddler age I knew were not fit to be keeping me safe. PerhapsContinue reading “Love Floats ❤️”

High heels, a gun, and a bible

Some teenage girls have best friends and cliques. I had accomplices. Amanda, was one of my steadfast teen partners in crime. She and I covered a lot of ground in the years we ran together. At any given moment we found ourselves on one end of Long Island or the other and anywhere in between,Continue reading “High heels, a gun, and a bible”

Nothing quite like a Mother’s love …A slightly different kind of story about a Mom 🖤

Squeezing between bodies as I made my way to the back of the bar, I brushed up against a tall lean figure standing with his back to me. He turned in my direction and as I glanced up I found myself locked into the wild eyed stare of an infamous local legend. I stumbled allContinue reading “Nothing quite like a Mother’s love …A slightly different kind of story about a Mom 🖤”

Let’s go, or maybe let’s stay…Sometimes plans change❣️

“I think I might like to go to Africa on mission someday” I offhandedly told the surgeon whose mobile surgical ministry my church supported. “You should go to a 2nd world country before going to a 3rd” he said. “Perhaps come along to Ecuador in September” he continued. “Yes, I’d love to” was my responseContinue reading “Let’s go, or maybe let’s stay…Sometimes plans change❣️”