Grief…..you just never know. I saw a description recently that said it was like a ball in a box with a big red button. When you first experience a loss, the ball basically fills the box, so it’s always hitting the red button. Gradually the ball gets smaller, but when it does hit that button—it’s… Read More Just a night
If you are expecting one of my healthy diet and healthier lifestyle posts, this isn’t it. No awesome recipes or more ways to sneak some spinach into your diet. Nope, this is one of my “Facing Challenges” or otherwise known as whiny posts. Why do I not feel better? Why am I not “cured” of… Read More Just Why?
My “Living Healthier” blog posts are definitely going to continue, but something a little more important interrupted my writing ideas today. This post belongs under the category “Aging Gracefully” since we all face dealing with the passing of those we love, especially as we grow older. Today would have been my mom’s 79th birthday. Birthdays… Read More Chasing rainbows
Here’s the deal–I’ve discovered that I really like writing this blog! When I began back in early 2017, I divided my posts into 3 categories: Aging Gracefully, Living Healthier, & Facing Challenges. I envisioned the categories getting equal play time as I shared my love of essential oils and cooking real food, bungled my way… Read More Time for Some New (Old Favorites)
Anyone else have trouble dealing with the past, living in the present, or looking to the future during the holidays??? If all those places are off limits, that doesn’t leave much space in which to live, does it?? I doubt very seriously that it’s just me. If there is one thing I’ve learned through my… Read More Where to live?
You know I want to write more, right??? It’s just hard to get my thoughts to line up on the page. My thoughts want to criss-cross and tangle, stop and start, twist and turn until I have no idea where they are going when at one point I knew. I can’t figure it out. The… Read More Broken hearts and other problems
One of the days I’ve been both dreading and also sort of looking forward to is here. Today is one year since my husband passed away, and November 14 will be one year for my mom. I kind of just want to get these monumental one year anniversaries over, but there’s also fear that once… Read More Today’s the day.
Why is everything so hard? Do we make it that way, or is it just the way it is? I honestly never felt so lost or lonely. I’ve been angry some too, and since I’ve never been an angry person, it feels weird. I’ve never thought of myself as a complicated person, but I feel… Read More Make believe world
I’m on an extended road trip, my second of the summer. Currently I’m in Chicago for the very first time. Tonight I’m taking the Chicago Architectural Foundation boat tour. This was on my list of things I really wanted to do while in this city. Now, it just so happened that with the weather and… Read More Go It Alone (or with your dog)
Do you ever remember feeling kind of stuck, like maybe you can barely move even though everything is good and you are so lucky and blessed beyond your fair share? You can’t quite put a finger on what it is; you just know that something is wrong. But, it can’t be wrong because you have… Read More Love and Loss