I’m writing this long overdue blog entry during my “sick day” from work. No, I don’t have Covid. I am physically well. It’s my emotional health I am nurturing. Don’t worry, though. I’m not going to unpack all of my emotional baggage for you to sift through. I am, however, going to share my thoughts […]Continue Reading
Family Holidays with Grown Children
On my Moms side of the family, Thanksgiving and Christmas were the only times we all gathered to celebrate together. It was always at my grandparents house. We all went. Thanksgiving was not on Thanksgiving day, but the weekend before or after. Christmas … same way. It was cousin time and a time for aunts […]Continue Reading
Keepsakes Part One – Photos
In a recent survey I conducted that allowed respondents to indicate what types of keepsakes they were happy their parents had saved for them, it was no surprise that photos were the number one item that people cherished. Nothing can take us back to those days and memories like pictures! Back before photos were digital, […]Continue Reading
Taking the “Empty” out of Empty Nest
What an unusual stage of life this is! My kids have grown and left the nest. So many of my friends that are in the same stage of life have expressed feelings ranging from relief to distress. For so many years, as our children were growing up, we poured into their lives. Some of us […]Continue Reading
Am I Turning Into a Morning Person?
I have always been a night owl. I would stay up late, often getting my “second wind” around midnight, and then sleep in as late as possible in the morning (afternoon, when a teenager). I remember when I would spend a week or two with my cousin Liz in the summertime, she would awaken by […]Continue Reading
No One Cares What You Wear!
Should we blame walk-in closets for the need to have so many clothes? After all, if your closet was smaller, maybe a small, curated wardrobe would not look so inadequate! Yes, I have fallen for the trick! TV shows gush over expansive wardrobes of reality t.v. stars … commercials and emails tout great deals every […]Continue Reading
What if my grandkids don’t like me?
Our kids LOVE their grandmas! Let there be no question that this blog topic is NOT about my mom and mother-in-law, although when “the grandmas” used to team up to care for the grand-kids while Dave and I went on vacation, I’m sure there were times that grandmas and grand-kids alike had their moments. An […]Continue Reading
Beginning is the hardest part
I have a whole list of things I want to tell you! I’m stumped at where to begin. Let me give you a list of coming attractions: rethinking old assumptions about myself, like “I’m a night owl” discovering my style what to do with keepsakes when minimizing revisiting my bucket list I don’t care if […]Continue Reading