Today I am celebrating 2 years of blogging on WordPress. When I received my anniversary “award” today, it made me think of my blogging path. I started my original blog 2 years ago, wrote one post, and didn’t post again for nearly a year (6 days shy to be exact). When I began writing … More Happy Anniversary to Me!
I’ve become quite adventurous since I hit my forties. I’ve done many new things I never thought I’d do. If you peruse my blog you’ll find out what many of those are. Currently, I am taking an online computer science course, since there is a limit to what I can do physically. As I was … More What Would YOU Do?
This is a follow-up to my post on January 16, 2014 entitled Writer’s Hands. I resisted the temptation to include a picture of my exposed, post-surgery, pin-laden, stitched pinkie. I found it fascinating, yet others have described the graphic photo with other less-than-desirable adjectives (i.e, gruesome, gross). I can now type with 5 fingers, 3 … More Writer’s Hands, Part II
“Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.” ― George Bernard Shaw On this Wisdom Wednesday, I am reminded of this … More “Life is no brief candle…
I began my day at 6:23 A.M. this morning, unless you count getting up at 5:00 A.M. to take medicine and let the dog out. I set the alarm for 6:23 because my teenager asked me to wake him up at 6:30, if he slept through his alarm. He is a bit of a character … More Recovery is a Full-Time Job
Since my accident in November, so many people have stepped up to help me in so many ways. While I am grateful to them all, I want to take a moment and thank someone who has been beside me every step of the way. My husband helped his dad build me a wheelchair ramp when … More Thank You Note to My Husband
As it turns out, my step-father was not able to attend visitation at the funeral home last night. The roads were treacherous due to snow and he was having difficulty breathing. In fact, the symptoms of his COPD were so bad that he didn’t attend his mother’s graveside service today either. In fact, my sister and … More Surrogate Son
I am writing this post from a hotel room in a town where I spent my adolescent/teen years. My husband, brother, and I are here to attend the funeral of my stepfather’s mother, who passed away on Thursday. Although she was not our biological grandmother, she was always kind and welcoming to my brother and … More Memory Lane
As the title of today’s post suggests, I am going to touch on some taboo topics. The first of these is religion. Well, actually, I would say Jeremiah Stephen’s blog post Cosmic Truth… Open the Door from knowthesphere would be more closely categorized as spirituality. Regardless of what you call it, his words encouraged me … More Religion, Politics, and Other Things We Don’t Talk About
This is another one of those “housekeeping” posts that I’m not all that crazy about, yet I need to get some things squared away. As part of the Zero to Hero: 30 Days to a Better Blog challenge, I have been working at just that… improving my blog. A few days ago, we were given … More Housekeeping