I'm Not Special, I'm Ordinary

My grandmother was picking me up from elementary school once, and when I got to the car, she told me, "I watched you come down the hill with all the other kids, and it was like you had a special light—shining just for you." I'm an only child, and on one side of the family, an only grandchild and niece. I not only had a special light, I had a special sun. I believed I was the center of the universe. ...more

I Was The Queen of Impractical Shoes

I think the general consensus is that teenage girls clomping along like camels in ridiculously high heels look more than a little absurd. They should probably be wearing sneakers, but high heels are a rite of passage—the mark of "growing up." These days the heels get skinnier and higher, and the dresses get shorter and tighter, as you progress from the one-inch heels on your first pair of "fancy shoes" into full-blown teenage fashion. Keeping everything inside the dress while trying not to twist an ankle becomes a tricky balancing act. ...more

I Want To Get Married But He Doesn't

I'm in love with a man who doesn't want to marry me. He's a wonderful person and wants to spend the rest of his life with me. He's dedicated to making our relationship work. But marriage? Not so much. ...more

Don't Give it Away

Your body knows it before your mind. Something is just not right. You've spent the evening with an old friend and you're glad the night is over. You've felt this way before but you've ignored it. She interrupts you, and doesn't listen. She is headstrong ...more

I'm Not Special, I'm Ordinary

My grandmother was picking me up from elementary school once, and when I got to the car, she told me, "I watched you come down the hill with all the other kids, and it was like you had a special light—shining just for you." I'm an only child, and on one side of the family, an only grandchild and niece. I not only had a special light, I had a special sun. I believed I was the center of the universe. ...more

Is My Blog My Midlife Crisis?

I heard some information on the radio a while back that said you are most likely to encounter a midlife crisis around the age of 42. It will last roughly 5-6 years, during which time your tastes in music will get significantly younger. Once those 5-6 years are over, they will change back. This information worries me. Not just because 42 is getting uncomfortably close, but because I've always liked music that 12-year-olds like. How will I know if I'm having a midlife crisis? Am I having one right now? What are the other signs? ...more

Mirror, Mirror On The Waa... What IS That!

Oh, mirrors. Do they ever bring good news at my age, I wonder. I found a few red marks had appeared on my upper chest and shoulder, and thought, "Huh? Bug bites, maybe." Maybe.Then I found more. And then some of the ones I initially discovered had morphed into different shapes and feel.I got out the two-sided hand held mirror... the one that has the magnifier. That's never good, right? I wanted to see if there were more of these marks sprouting out anywhere else on my body....more

Where Were the Good Songs of Summer?

 Back when songs had creative lyrics and tunes were memorable, we turned up the volume on our record players and cassette tapes and sang along with the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, and The Beatles. Most of the summer hits from our childhood are still popular today, and the melodies linger like old friends. In gloomy contrast, the forgettable songs of this summer make me want to kick a puppy....more

Hocking the family jewels

If I had a nickel for every time I heard a man begin a wistful sentence with the phrase, "I'd give my left nut for ..."*, I'd have ... well, probably almost a dollar, anyway....more

I Was The Queen of Impractical Shoes

I think the general consensus is that teenage girls clomping along like camels in ridiculously high heels look more than a little absurd. They should probably be wearing sneakers, but high heels are a rite of passage—the mark of "growing up." These days the heels get skinnier and higher, and the dresses get shorter and tighter, as you progress from the one-inch heels on your first pair of "fancy shoes" into full-blown teenage fashion. Keeping everything inside the dress while trying not to twist an ankle becomes a tricky balancing act. ...more

Part Two of Adventures in Dog Sitting has been postponed due to life getting in the way

 ADVENTURES IN DOG SITTING PART TWO HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO LIFE GETTING IN THE WAYPosted on August...more

Choose Wonderful

Choose Wonderful...more

I Want To Get Married But He Doesn't

I'm in love with a man who doesn't want to marry me. He's a wonderful person and wants to spend the rest of his life with me. He's dedicated to making our relationship work. But marriage? Not so much. ...more