Hate celebrating your birthday? Always disappointed? I had a very Happy Birthday on the 11th and celebrated it BIG time this year. How? Easy. I depended on myself to have fun. 5 things you must do for your birthday: #1. Take control. Plan your day in advance. Waiting around for someone else to plan it... Continue Reading →
I went to a therapist for the first time with the intention of getting over my brother's sudden death after trying to save him. When my father died, it hit me harder the second six months. I needed some coping skills. I wanted to expedite the process of grieving. Get over it faster. "I know you... Continue Reading →
When life becomes a cosmic joke, I'm ready for the punchline. It's more than traumatic when someone healthy dies moments after you speak with them. My mind has been flooded with what ifs and the disbelief that anyone could sit down and pass away from a clot. I'm still in shock after almost three weeks. So... Continue Reading →
We interrupt your regular programming for a courtesy reminder. It's that time again. Time to take a flying LEAP! We will leap ahead. No, not that kind. Daylight Savings Time starts tomorrow! We'll leap AHEAD and lose one hour. Dang. It causes tons of accidents, and suicides peak on Monday. But we gain an extra hour of... Continue Reading →
What if there was a way to slow down and enjoy what we eat? I would love that. Sometimes, when I'm hungry, I inhale my food. I look at my empty plate and think, "When did that happen?" You might have heard about mindful eating. It means savoring each bite by setting down your fork to chew... Continue Reading →
Danny and I biked on a trail through Crested Butte. As we rode out of town, we noticed a gathering of people taking pictures. We dropped our bikes, walked up to the cement post, and cracked up. I would love to meet the person who graffitied it. This is my kind of humor. If you... Continue Reading →
When your demon washing machine is haunted, what do you do? A humorous look at paranormal activity in my house.
Hark! Is that a death rattle I hear, trembling the dark wood around me? Nope. ‘Tis the phlegm from thy chest cold shaking the bed frame as I hack up another loogie. A midwinter cold has claimed yet another Kleenex which shroud thy bedclothes like moguls on ski slopes in thy feverish dreams. Okay, so... Continue Reading →
When I realized I would fail to reach my 2016 resolutions, disappointment kicked me in the gut and I landed on the floor. While gasping for breath, I discovered lots of dust bunnies under the furniture. Sheesh. The plan had been set. I had stayed on target. Very few sparkly things led me astray. In... Continue Reading →
I cranked out four cakes today. Four! I should have quit while I was ahead. I could have spent the time inking my Christmas card. Mistakes were made.
Dear Holiday Diary, After a week of decorating, I still am surrounded by doodads and ditzies just begging to be made into some form of centerpiece, swag or other holiday shimmery thing. It doesn't help that I keep looking up at my cupboards with the memory of this ceiling I spied while in Denver. Thanks... Continue Reading →
Dear Holiday Diary, I thought I would take some notes to document Christmas 2016. Danny keeps saying flying to Tahiti would solve most of my problems. I wouldn't have to decorate. The kids could join us and we could skip the gift exchange. He's dreaming. This is a transformative time of year for me and... Continue Reading →