Rare bears

I had lunch with gal pals today and it was so much fun. We had to reschedule from Saturday because there is a new grand baby and while she really, Really, REALLY wanted to have dinner with us, there is a new grand baby. Even those without children of their own, and me without any…

Relationship endings

It's now Tuesday morning, and I wrote and meant to post this Monday evening. I was so mentally wiped from the day I left it sitting up on my screen without pressing publish last night.  The post has been brewing in my head for the last week and the perking overflowed when a email this morning…

Relationship oxygen masks and safety briefings

In the preflight safety briefing, there is always the admonishment to "put on your own oxygen mask first before assisting others around you with theirs." It has become the metaphor for living my life, taking care of myself first before trying to help others. The past month have brought forth bunches of examples of why this…