Loving When It Hurts

To have become a deeper man is the privilege of those who have suffered. ~ Oscar Wilde Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them.  The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us. ~Voltaire...more

Holidays too Soon

I know I’m not the only one where I work because we have had some discussions about it, but is anyone else feeling mind-boggled by the fact that it is two weeks from Thanksgiving? Where the freak did the time go? I’m not ready to start thinking about Christmas yet either.  ...more

All Night Long

There was a time that I used to consider myself a night owl. Night owls use the late hours as their quiet time, or their time to get things done while everyone else is asleep.  They are the opposite of morning people.  You know those people who wake up early, and are so cheerful in the morning that you want to slap them? Those are morning people.     ...more

Retirement? What's That?

Today, my coworkers and I attended a retirement party for a woman who had worked in our program for at least 30 years.  It was a really nice sendoff with a Christmas theme.  (Yes I know.  It’s just November.)  She was always in charge of our holiday get-togethers, so it was appropo.  There were people who had retired or left the program before many of us had even started there. It was really interesting little mix of folks. ...more

What to Do With All Those Books?

I am a big fan of a bargain, and I love books.  Recently I have visited a couple of thrift shops just to see what I could find.  I never usually check the book sections, but on these visits I did.  Well who knew?  I found all kinds of paperbacks, mostly in really good condition. Who gives away their perfectly good books?...more
My husband claims - I hoard books. I disagree they are comfort for the soul ;)more

Getting Up to Speed for NaBloPoMo

Since I found out about NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) five days in;  just in time to make the registration deadline, I am playing catch up.  The good folks over at BlogHer so generously provide a daily writing prompt Monday through Friday --God bless 'em!  So this post (and possibly the next) will incorporate at least four days of writing prompts....more