Yesterday I lost a very dear friend, my little netbook computer. One minute I was happily working away, sending emails, and checking how many likes my latest Facebook status was getting. The next moment it just died.Panic set in.What am I going to do without my computer?What will happen if I don’t obsessively check my Facebook pages, or my blog’s latest page view count. Not to mention Twitter, I just need 100 more followers and I’m up to 2,000....more
My friend Tom and I go out to breakfast a few times a week. We discuss what we are writing and working on and share ideas. There are several local spots we frequent but my favorite is Coll's Farm in Jaffrey, NH. Today I chose Coll's because I needed some local honey and theirs is self-serve and the the best price. As we walked into the warm little cafe-area of store, I was disappointed to note a couple sitting up on the tall stools that face an expansive window.
I have a mixture of feelings that range from brilliant to whimsy recently, all due not only to the New Year but what it brings me...50! Yes, that middle of the road number that marketers declare is the new 40 or 30 I can't keep up with the number and how one should feel. According to these geniuses I should be shopping at Forever 21 and dating...I am doing neither, thank you very much!...more
Three years ago I had no options available as an outlet at my job. That is when I started my blog. When you have nowhere to go, you go to the writing block. Now I have a lot of choices available to me and I can't make up my mind where to do or what to do. Two weeks ago I asked for a divine intervention, for someone to tap me on the shoulder and guide me in a direction. I was at a conference and the speaker actually sought me out after the talk. That was divine. So here is my wish list:...more
In yet another installment of Tales from Menopause…I have squishy foam ear plugs stuffed in my ears. They come in a little cardboard box from the drugstore, and sell for about $2.00. Such a small price to pay for saving a smidge of sanity.With these plugged-up ears, I can hear my own breathing, my heartbeat, and not much else....more
Have you heard the informal test for Alzheimer’s?Did you forget where you put your car keys? If so, not to worry. Did you forget what the car keys are for? If so, there may be a problem.My memory has developed a few quirks. I DO still have a memory, so that’s something. I still know what the car keys are for. I don’t always know what today's date is, but can usually figure it out if I think it over carefully. Well, within one or two digits, anyway....more
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