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Killer Commute

I live 18.84 miles from where I work. The other day, it took me 2 hours to get home—approximately 6.4 minutes per mile. Some people (not me) could run faster than that. The cause? Armageddon-like weather—tornadoes, thunder, lightning, hail even....more

I understand how terrible it is...I keep wondering where did city planning fail? And why we ...more

Living life by dying

Jennifer: I'm reading Water for Elephants now...not too much interest in the movie. I haven't finished the book, but there is a line fairly early on in the book that comments on age, "then in your thirties something strange starts to happen. It's a mere hiccup at first, an instant of hesitation. How old are you? Oh, I'm-you start confidently, but then you stop. You were going to say thirty-three, but you're not. You're thirty-five. And then you're bothered, because you wonder if this is the beginning of the end....more

Is it Your Mood or Your Attitude?

The baby cried half the night, you couldn’t soothe her, the two hours sleep you got left you cranky and out of sorts when you got up to go to work....more

I, usually, let my moods get the best of me. Letting them dictate my attitude, turning my day ...more

What I learned from Oprah's last show.

This past weekend I caught up on last week's final three shows. After Monday and Tuesday's star-studded surprise after surprise, I couldn't imagine what Wednesday would hold....more

All Alone (Part 1)

It's storming outside tonight. Again.I'm craving sunshine. Yes. This rain-loving, born-in-San-Diegan wants warmth from the sun and natural, bright light.But, it is still May. One more day anyhow. And another shower can't be bad for the rainforest that surrounds us here. So, I'll just write about last night. When it wasn't raining. When it was surprisingly cold out and the sun was setting beyond the forest's edge.~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~...more

Milestones...

Seventeen years ago, 2 very young people made solemn vows to each other in the presence of great friends, family, and loving supporters.  Last night Brian and I watched our wedding video.  Tonight, we will steal away for a few hours to have dinner, reflect upon the last 17 years, and dream about the years to come.   Life lesson:  Milestones are important   Why do we celebrate anniversaries, birthdays, and even mark a day of remembrance we call Memorial Day?  It is so important to set aside time for pointed reflec...more

Half-way through! And long overdue…

Not only am I embarrassed to see that my last post was in November, I’m also frustrated with myself. Writing this blog is something that I enjoy doing and I don’t know why I’ve been on such a long hiatus. Regardless, I’m back! About two weeks after my last post I started composing the following blog entry: “Another 5-weeks has come and gone and it’s official: I’m half-way through the nursing program! What could be better than that? I’ll tell you what: I’m done with my prerequisite courses as well! That means that next semester I’ll be taking nothing but nursing courses....more

Guns and Vibrators

We’re not moving; in fact I have lived in this house longer than I have lived anywhere since my childhood home. Awhh, that is so warm and fuzzy, kind of like the stuff in the corners, fuzzy.  When I was a kid mom made us do spring cleaning. Move the furniture clean behind it, clean the furniture, and wash the walls, windows and light fixtures....more

Cops and Darlings

I like to eat in restaurants. The kind of restaurants where they call me Mrs. Lastname, but find it gauche to mention that while the entrée costs more than the server is old, the sides are still ala cart. (That means it’s extra for asparagus, and corn is not on the menu.)  And I like to call waiters who have less mustache than I do, Darling. Yep, and I do so in a Zsa Zsa accent. (If you don’t know who Zsa Zsa is I would probably call you darling too.)  No, they like it; they do… But cops don’t!...more