How to Make a Better Monday

Like a lot of people, I've lived my life without a high regard for Mondays. When I was in school, my hatred of Monday mornings only allowed me to appreciate a small part of every weekend. Friday night and Saturday mornings were great; a time to relax, sleep in, and have fun. After that, the thought of getting my homework done before that Monday a.m. alarm went off took the glow off the rest of the weekend's hours. Once I joined the ranks of the fully-employed, I managed to enjoy Sunday a little more but never planned anything for the evening, knowing that that six a.m....more

Too much to do- am going to take a nap

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Could You Live As A Hermit?

NaBloPoMo – BlogHer – March 2014Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Do you enjoy being alone? What do you do when you’re by yourself?~~~~~~~~I do enjoy being alone; the quietness, the solitude, the time to think. Sometimes, I turn the music up loud and bop around the house; sweeping floors, mopping floors, doing the wash, etc… At other times, I read, research, and write in the quietness, or with music, depending on my mood....more

Aging Gracefully

Daily Prompt: Young At Heart by Krista on March 22, 2014NaBloPoMo – BlogHerWhat are your thoughts on aging? How will you stay young at heart as you get older?~~~~~~~~It seems to me, I have aged forty-years during the last twenty-years. Life has been hard; with lot’s of lessons to be learned. When my girls left home, I had a small identity crisis. No longer was I ‘mom’ or ‘mommy’ all day long; seven days a week. I found myself with a lot of time on my hands and an empty stillness which I turned into meditation....more

Rating Self-Confidence

NaBloPoMo – BlogHer – March 2014Tuesday, March 18, 2014 How would you rate your self-confidence? When is it at its lowest? When is it at its highest?~~~~~~~~How would I rate my self-confidence? On a scale of 1 – 10, I would say that my self-confidence is mostly a 7. I have been slowly working on my self-confidence; trying to bring it up....more

Mean Girls

A couple of weeks ago I took my daughter Elvira and my 2-year-old granddaughter Coraline to our local science museum to spend a snowy afternoon. It was Coraline's first time there, but Elvira and I were far more excited about going than she was. We were sure we knew what she'd like best -- the live animals -- because that's what we like best....more

Five Things About Me

BlogHer – NaBloPoMoMonday, March 3, 2014 Tell us five interesting things about yourself.Five interesting things about myself? Really? I’m not that interesting, but I suppose it is a good way for us to start learning about each other.1. I’m a blogger.2. I have three grown daughters, ranging in age from twenty-six through thirty-five.3. I’m in my second marriage and have the most wonderful husband ever.  Sure, he has his faults, but so do I.  He’s still my most wonderful husband....more

Grace Under Pressure

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Perspective

Daily Prompt: Perspective by michelle w. on November 20, 2013...more

Grandparents are awesome and necessary and maybe even crucial to evolution

My son is lucky enough to have three sets of grandparents, and they all love him immeasurably. He has individual names for all of them (Grandma & Grandpa, Nana & GrandBob, Pap-Pap and Anya), and he relishes his time with each of them. He talks to them on the phone, sees them in person whenever possible and looks at pictures of them as I tell him stories. We talk often about how important they are in his life....more