Making Peace with Middle Age

Then I hit 50 and all hell broke loose. It's like the OFF switch was activated and all that fast moving metabolism came to an abrupt halt.

Golden Rules of Parenthood

Bold statement alert: I don't care what you do for a living, being a parent is the hardest job on earth.

Communication Breakdown

Okay, the fascination may have been augmented by the ridiculously cute and smart fella who was doing the talking.

All Is Not Lost

It's hard to write an observational blog when the only thing one is currently observing is herself at her desk, in front of her computer.

2020, I Bid You Adieu

It definitely feels like I am waiting for the point. What the heck was 2020 all about because, surely, there is some meaning to find there?

Introvert

I’ve been faced, in recent weeks, with the challenges of being introverted in an extroverted world

Words To Live By

Says the Universe all time, “I got you.”

Insidious/Avoidance

I've been on a bender. Not of the alcohol kind. Something far worse, far more insidious. I've been on "social media". Insidious - what a...

Party Line

Back in the 60s and 70s, when I was just a kid, our rural property was hooked up to a telephone party line. I don't know the science...

And I Love Him For That

Some days, Paul and I are on each other's last nerve. It doesn't help that we are both at an age where we forget things … like entire...

Where would we be ...?

I've stopped beating myself up over the dreaded New Year's Resolutions. Just the word resolution sends shivers up AND down my spine. It...

It's The Little Things

I am such a huge fan of dystopian fiction. Stuff like Nineteen Eighty-Four (George Orwell), Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury), Brave New...

This Bites

Hands up. Who hates going to the dentist? I mean, thank goodness dentists exist but how do they go to work everyday in the midst of high...

Wait for it ...

When it comes to getting anything done, my method looks something like this: Start with a brilliant idea Park it in the back of my mind...

You Name It ...

When I was a little girl I wanted to grow up to be a veterinarian. No, a police officer and a ballerina. Wait, no, a teacher. But,...

I'm in a Mood

On the cusp of another lock down, Paul and I loaded up on a few essentials in town. At one store, a customer was sharing his opinion that...

Snow White - My Alter Ego

Squirrels live in our house. We did not invite them. But, clearly, we have unwittingly made it comfy enough for them to come and go at their

Bird-brained

I'd made the mistake of seeing a single breed of bird as one identical assembly-line processed mono-species.

Natural Habitat

Recently, I spent a delightful couple of hours with a friend and her young children while we walked the trails at a local park. Actually,...