In the morning

During the junior high and high school years, my son was on both the cross country and track teams as well as in band. All 6 years. Each of these things had Saturday events - meets, invitationals, parades, competitions - and a lot of early mornings. G would tell me, remind me that there was…

Life is messy, sometimes gloves are necessary

Sometimes I have a lot to say, and I yearn to be heard. Yet it seems no one is listening, or reading, or caring, for that matter. It's an unrealistic and false conclusion; I know there are those who would listen if I spoke, read if I wrote, and always care no matter what. Why…

An extraordinary life

So many thoughts swirling in my head this morning. Thankfully none have to do with M and our communications; he is in the kitchen creating one of his salmon-crusted cooking creations while I am trying to collect and organize my thoughts before the commute. (He just came in and reminded me he is making "stinky…

Followers

A month or so ago a blog I followed was commenting about the number of followers and likes and such he received. He was very concerned with the number of faux-followers, those who cannot possibly actually be reading his posts because they never comment or like the posts. Or they like the posts so quickly…

He said, she heard

M and I had a disagreement this morning that rapidly escalated into an argument. Not a big or even particularly significant argument, but I was thinking about it enroute to the office so we could revisit it later, when cooler and calmer heads prevail. To demonstrate how insignificant, it was about the cat bowls. Yep,…

Mixing business and friendships

As noted yesterday M and I are in the process of seeking bids for work at our home, specifically concrete and/or deck replacement. Shipping M off to a foreign land for the duration of this process is looking more and more desirable, preferably safely away from any and all telephones, internet, even snail mail. M…

Here there be dolphins swimming!

My oldest, B, was born on St. Patrick's day. Up until she was 4 or 5 she thought the annual St. Patrick's day parade was held in honor of her birthday. Everyone was happy - just like us. Everyone was wearing green - just like us. Everyone wished us a happy St. Patrick's day, and…

Out and about – home and garden expo 2015

M and I spent our entire Sunday afternoon at the local home and garden expo and it was truly not quite enough time. We closed the place down, but I still would have liked another hour or two to browse several displays we rushed past and talk to other vendors. Next year we will go…

Did I blog today?

Occasionally I get out of my blog groove and wonder if I posted anything. Note I did not state "wonder if I have anything to post," because I always seem to making something out of nothing, even the minutia and mostly routine (aka boring) aspects of my daily life. Let's face it: I crave stability…

The blogging thing … off-limit topics

This is a pretty PG blog. I might swear at times, because that's just me - I do in person as well. I might talk about all kinds of aspects of relationships, but it tends to be discreet and not very specific or detailed. Because my kids occasionally tune in to my blog, you are…