Traveling with me is such a joy…maybe not

We are currently on a mini vacation or not depending on when this gets posted. 🙂 My favorite part of traveling is arriving.  My not so favorite part is packing and getting the house ready for our departure. I am always amazed how opposites attract and this certainly applies to Paul and me when we […]

How Did She do it? She just did :)

I’m not sure how she did it but she did.  My friend Susan managed to spread her sparkle of joy wherever she went and with whoever she met. Her tagline, motto, actually her whole essence was “Choose Joy, Bless Others” and that she did every single day! She also believed that “Until Further Notice Celebrate […]

I think it was the cocktails…

Saturday was not my best day and yet it got turned around in a lovely way. My benevolence/compassion/tolerance well was bone dry. In our never ending move we were trying to sell some things on Facebook Marketplace which is a challenge in patience and endurance. Lots of scammers, lots of people who flake on you.  […]

Please Write Your Story

Everyone has a story to tell, record or share. I do mean EVERYONE The truth is most of these stories are lost forever having never been told, recorded or passed down to the next generation. I can’t tell you how many times I have wanted to ask my parents a question to clarify a story […]

It is just stuff but then again it isn’t…

I opened the box with curiosity and anticipation. A box that had been packed up for a year. It was labeled framed pictures and “I forgot what else” 🙂 It literally says that.  Obviously a box packed on the tail end of our move last year when my brain was fried. As I opened the […]

Wait..you did what before a big family event?

Yes I am afraid it is so.  I am being forced to create a set of family rules or dare I say commandments for the do’s and don’ts before a big family event. Okay it is mostly don’ts and it is mostly aimed at the males in our family but whatever. For unexplainable reasons these […]

I found my Father’s hat and…

I was repacking a box the other day making it more compact and trying to find room for other things  when I found my fathers hat and ….. I wasn’t prepared to be so overwhelmed with emotion. It was the hat he always wore. I put it on my head and instantly felt his presence […]

Here Paul jump in this box….

I thought I would never say this but I miss our Navy moves.  Wait what? Yup I miss them coming in and packing everything that wasn’t nailed down including the trash. Or the time they moved us out of base housing and tried to take the refrigerator which belonged to the Navy. It was still […]

Letting my Running and Writing Go to the Dogs

Writing and running go together.  No you don’t have to run to be a writer nor do you have to write in order to run but it does help. Well it helps me. In a weird twist of the worst timing ever we had to make the painful decision to say good bye to my […]

To Love a Nurse with Words

It is Nurses Week and while I am a nurse my thoughts go to the nurse I love and know best, my Mom. She never talked much about all the things she did as a nurse and I truly wish I had asked more questions. I am unsure, however, if she would have had much […]