Another Glorious Morning For A Walk…And Menopause Came Along!

I have always believed that I am my own woman, why then do I dance to the tune of menopause; when most days now I am assuredly the other woman—living with a dual personality. I have fallen out of step and am never in sync. Because She, the other woman, thinks and talks faster than She is able to get the words out, and She puts more on Our agenda than We have time for, and nothing ever gets done that was begun. Sigh!...more

Melanie, you are such a lovely lady to come by and give my heart's writing support. I so ...more

You Should Smile

Hope everyone had a Happy Memorial Day! I had to have a (turkey) burger to celebrate the unofficial start of summer. Unfortunately, I was out of buns and had to use my new favorite staple- Bisquick mix! ...more

Hello, is it me you’re looking for?

The other day, at work, I was meeting with a vendor who over time has become more of a friend to me.  As we worked, we started chatting about multi-tasking, smart phones, and how we are both constantly connected....more

I always wanted a party line... I would have gotten myself in such trouble. Knowing me, I would ...more

I read the obits

I admit it. I read the obituaries. I’m not retired and I’m not feeling old. I’m not fascinated with death and I am not morbid. My mother and father read the obituaries regularly....more

It sounds like you are having an extremely stressful week. I hope everything goes well with your ...more


This is the next phase of my life.  If I were in Hollywood the press would say that was “re-inventing” myself. I have done that a few times in my life and by all accounts to everyone else my “re- inventions” have been failures. I have tried just about every crazy idea that pops into my head. They may not have been great successes, but I can know that I had an idea, I tried it and when I am 90 years old in a nursing home I won’t  have any ” wish I would haves”  to look back on....more
Well, now that your child(ren) know just how important your "career" was compared to your own ...more

What goes around, comes around....

Living on the beach, the summer nights tend to get pretty cool.  As a result, my husband, Marc,  and I kept outdoor heaters on all of our desks, so we can enjoy the ocean air without freezing.  For the past few years, we have solely relied on the heaters that run on propane gas.  However, last year, when we had to replace our old ones, we gave the electric models a try....more

I Am a Child; I Am a Woman; In All that I Am, I Am Menopausal

I am a child at heart—because I refuse to grow up—disguised as a grown woman—enjoying the pleasures of being one. And though my wrinkles have yet to show, my hair is streaked with shades of gray, and on my face and eyes you read the many years I’ve already walked, because hidden within my heart, my mind and spirit, I bear the scars from fierce battles faced, some won, some not. As a woman, with a child’s spirit, I’ve at times thrown my obvious tantrums, crying and demanding to have, crying and demanding to be seen and heard. Sometimes winning, sometimes not!...more

Thank you, Elaine, for your kind words and support, it is very much appreciated. And now I need ...more

Take that!

Hey, it is me, Alex the Cat!  I got to tell you what happened this morning… it was great! After two unsuccessful hours of trying to get my lazy parents out of bed, finally at 5:30 AM they got their sorry butts out of bed.  My dad was holding me and looking at the lump on my tail as my mom headed downstairs to get me my breakfast.  She grabbed a paper plate out of the pantry closet and then walked over to the dining room table where my medicine sat. “Do you want this?” she called up to my dad holding the tube. “Nah, I’ll do it later,” he replied.  ...more

He has a temper and he holds a grudge... Get on his bad side, he is vengeful. But if you get on ...more