Waste not, want not

I must have been about 5 years old when I threw a fit at the grocery store for chocolate ice cream. My mother firmly told me no. We had ice cream at home, and she was not going to buy any more ice cream until it was finished. I was determined to get my way.… Continue reading Waste not, want not

Sorry doesn’t have to be the hardest word

him: What did you apologize for? You didn’t do anything wrong.me: Because I hurt her feelings, and for that, I am truly sorry. If you can’t apologize for what happened, can you find it in your heart to acknowledge the pain, frustration, fear, anxiety that was created with a simple apology?

Ketchup … hold the mayo

Another year gone by, now it has been eight since you left this world. I miss you, Mommy. My life is more stable now. I haven’t moved out of state in almost a year. That’s one major life stressor resolved. I lost a very dear friend in December. She died unexpectedly. I blew her off… Continue reading Ketchup … hold the mayo

Why my hair is so long

What I tell myself:I can’t afford to pay for a haircut right now What I tell others:Long hair makes me look younger What I fear:Hearing the stylist ask me,”Would you like a color with your cut today?”

Too young to dye

I’ve complained before about how the only hair that seems to shed from my head are the dark ones, not the stray gray ones that have begun showing up. The gray ones I have to pluck myself. That bit of vanity I still have. Well, today it finally happened. Ran my fingers through my hair… Continue reading Too young to dye

My source

Recently I received an email from an old friend who told me that he admired my strength. I want to tell you where my strength comes from. People who know me personally will be surprised. My father has held a strong influence in my life, but my strength comes from my mother. My mother was… Continue reading My source

6 random things about me

I’ve been tagged for a meme by ariadneK, Ph.D. The rules of the “6 Random Things About Me Meme”: 1. Link to the person who tagged you.2. Post the rules on your blog.3. Write six random things about yourself. (See below)4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them. (See… Continue reading 6 random things about me

Let live

I read negative comments about this blog last week. First time that has happened for me. It should have cut me to the quick. It should have ripped my heart to shreds. But I didn’t feel any such pain. My initial instinct was to ask why. Then I thought better of it. I began blogging… Continue reading Let live

I feel old

I just learned that George Michael is on tour celebrating 25 years in the biz. I was in high school when he was singing with Andrew Ridgely in Wham! I am old. Take me back in time maybe I can forgetTurn a different corner and we never would have met A Different Corner Lyrics

Another Blogthing

For the ladies: Are you an alpha female? You Have Many Alpha Tendencies You’re not a total alpha female, but you certainly know how to – and like to – get your way. You’re forceful without being intimidating. You’re confident without being vain. A perfect mix. Are You an Alpha Female?