With the career transition that I have been in, I am jockeying for position. Trying to figure out where I fit in and adjusting to a new way of doing this. I have been inundating one of my editors with idea after idea along with “I know you are busy, but” semantics that it… Continue reading Fitting In
When my AARP invitation arrived on Friday with its promise of a thermal bag and “real possibilities” I scoffed. Those that truly know me get my humor. They get that giving the finger to the AARP doesn’t mean I am not embracing turning 50. It simply means I am not allowing anyone to… Continue reading The Embrace
Two weeks from today I will turn fifty. While there is so much to be grateful for, society likes to put us “aging people” into a box. Yesterday, I received my AARP invitation. While I love to be included into any gathering (and yes, even if people know I won’t come, I still… Continue reading Nobody Puts Baby In A Box
I always thought that the traditions we did as a family were geared for the parents. Oh, I know, we say it is for the kids, but really, it is a sentimental thought that comforts us when our children leave the nest. I believed that until yesterday. When Bryce got home from his… Continue reading Traditions
In my effort to make myself completely insane, I have realized that people on social media refrain from reading. They refrain from getting all the information and resort to making redundant posts. For example, I follow several groups that assist those who have lost or have found possibly misplaced pets. In every single… Continue reading Can you read me now?
Twenty-five years ago today, I married my spouse. And no, I am not going to gush about how amazing our marriage is or that he is my soul mate because that is not reality. That is the shiny post saved for social media where unicorns and butterflies live. It is the post used… Continue reading I Do
My illusion lies in the image that I am a qualified, even enthusiastic gardener. When the boys were younger, they were eager to figure out what we were going to plant and excited to tend to the process. That lasted a day and then the responsibility fell on me. I had mediocre success.… Continue reading Lazy Gardening