Success or Failure!

I committed to posting on this little blog of mine for the entire month of November, and I almost made it.  I missed the last two days!  I was really bummed about this, but this is the closest I've ever come to actually doing it!  I posted something every day!  Days that were crazy busy!  In the end, we were just having too much fun!...more

Counting my Blessings...Instead of Sheep!

Do you remember Rosemary Clooney?  Yes, George Clooney’s aunt and famous singer from the 40s 50s 60s era....more

They're Back!

They're Back - Learning to Live Together Again  ...more

Adult Advent Calendar Gift Ideas

Advent calendars have been used to mark the days until Christmas for thousands of years....more

Third Practice of MidLife Revivification - Movement

“Thinking will not overcome fear, but action will.” – W. Clement Stone Wishing, Hoping, Praying ...more

Changing not Exchanging

Dear Friends,What gift will we exchange this year?Give me the gift of your time, that's all I want. We don't need to talk about the crazy people you work with and what you'd really like to say to them or the latest buzz in the entertainment world. Let's talk about our friendship.Let's talk about what we'd like to bring into our lives in the coming months. We have all lost something this year, ...more

Caprock Canyon State Park

As I mentioned previously, I had never visited this state park.  It really should be on your list if you ever find yourself in the area.  As unexpected as this trip was, this was perfect weather for a trip like this.  I believe I am much more interested in camping in the fall than in the spring/summer months.  For one thing, I don't really like being hot and not being able to find any relief from the heat.  For another thing, I don't like flies, mosquitoes, other random bugs, snakes, etc.  These problems were not a problem on this trip....more

I've got some explaining to do!

I know my blog took a turn and a road-trip.  Just a quick catch up post here, then I have some chores to catch up on....more

So Tired.

I am so tired I can barely complete a thought.  The past days may have seemed a little unexpected to some of you.I'm right there with you!A road-trip was not in my plans at the beginning of the week, but by mid-week my calendar was cleared and it became my top priority.  Most of you know I have two girls.  Two very grown girls!One of them needed me.  It hasn't happened since they've left home, but when it did, I went.I always will....more

Birthday in a Box

I think I'm experiencing a bit of arrested development. By this age, most of my friends  have already packed up boxes of goodies for a college-bound child or missed the celebration of a major holiday with one of their kids. But, until today, I had never tried to stuff a package full of gifts for a far-away offspring, knowing that they would be celebrating a birthday without me. Having attended every one of them (that first one was especially memorable) for the last twenty-five years, I can't believe I'm not going to be there for this one....more