Those aren’t words…I know. I made them up. But, I’ve found myself saying them a lot lately. What I’ve come to realize is that it simply doesn’t matter what you shoulda, woulda, coulda done…it matters what you do NOW....more
I wish I could be one of those people who lives life without any regrets, who makes decisions in a carefree manner and never looks back. I know several people who live life this way (or at least claim to) and I envy that they are able to do this. But I’m most definitely not one of those people....more
My mother and I were supposed to go out for lunch, hang out, enjoy a day together touring the usual stores. I arrived early enough to get us a few hours of time together before her hair appointment. What transpired next was unexpected....more
Christina at the Northern Cheapskate blog recently wrote about needing a new toaster cover. The old one doesn’t owe her a thing because it’s more than a decade old, a “well-intentioned gift” from her mother that initially left Christina embarrassed. It was an old person’s item. Women in their early 20s didn’t use toaster covers....more
It came as no surprise to hear that my friend of 40 years had terminal cancer. It was just the type of cancer that was the surprise. After spending over 40 years smoking two, sometimes three or four packs a day, imbibing scotch, smoking weed, and flirting with cocaine, the surprise was that the diagnosis was leukemia, not lung cancer.