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The Summer that Tried to Consume Me

I have started this blog post umpteen times. Each time I sat down to write it, something either distracted me, I had a computer glitch or the words simply did not flow. If the writing doesn’t come easily to me, I know either the message I want to share isn’t the right one, or the […]

Internal Gyroscope

Years and years ago, we had a high school assembly during which a man demonstrated the effects of a gyroscope. While I do not recall the exact details, what I do recall, and have kept forefront in my memories all these years, is the lesson: no matter how you turn the item containing the gyroscope, […]

Hard Working Irish Boys

The following is in response to Velvet Verbosity’s 100 Word Challenge. The prompt was “Misbehavin’.” Austin & Tommy “You boys better not be up to no good!” With straight face he replied, “No mam, not misbehavin’, we’re working for Mrs. D. Honest work, Ma. She needs a path, so we’re hauling stones from the country […]

Potato Soup, War Horse and Hometown Memories

I’m definitely an “in the moment” type woman. I don’t dwell on the past, and while I anticipate the future, I truly live today for today. Being such, it often surprises me when I find myself in a loop of memories. I don’t mean the sporadic memory triggered by a song or a scent, but […]

Happy New Year; Happy New Day!

Dear friends, As I pondered what to write as we come to the end of this year, so many thoughts, advice, stories, cautions, and remembrances swirled through my head. I considered sharing a list of life lessons; but then again, you can get those by Googling or on Facebook. I could share a Top Ten Ways to […]

My Christmas Promise

As I fired up Face Book this morning, I was met with reminders of today’s events, along with the realization that today is December 19th. I literally asked, “What? How can it be the 19th already?” That means I have only a few more days to get my Christmas preparations done. My mind started racing […]

What’s Your Back Story?

Here it is Friday and since life has been all mixed up lately, I’ve decided to skip the Top Ten List and build off an old post from when I blogged at DollyDoormat. This past weekend, I had the pleasure of spending a few days with my sister-in-law and a good friend. While I had […]