You may have heard by now that my husband moved out of our house and marriage of 25 1/2 years a few months back. If not, you can read about it here and here. Before my husband moved on with his life, I requested he be kind enough to leave all three pets with me;… Continue reading A Rocky Start to An Unhappy Ending: Discovering I can do anything in my pink rubber gloves.
Like many months, there’s been lots of ups and downs in September but this post is about smiling, dammit, so that’s what I’ll bring out–the sunny smiles. My Process Because I don’t usually remember particular days and when I specifically smiled, I have a process to jog my memory. First I go to my calendar… Continue reading 6 Reasons to Smile September 2018
Geez, I’m really behind on my posts. I read that when a writer feels some burnout, she should take a break, and that’s what I did. Although I wouldn’t say I was burned out so much as out of ideas, or the ideas I thought would work as a post didn’t excite me enough to… Continue reading 6 Reasons to Smile January 2018
Before you groan out loud, know that I am with you on the groaning at the thought of reading another’s gratitude journal. I hear you. I understand. I remember when the gratitude journal idea hit Facebook and people were writing the top 5 things they were grateful for on a daily basis. I seriously scrolled… Continue reading Gratitude Journal #1
Pet-sitting is a peaceful and calming activity. Let me explain. When I am staying at another’s home with their pets, it’s not only quieter because I am not at my own home that is full of people, but my mind and thoughts are quieter. I relax into the nothingness that is expected of me–other than… Continue reading Pet-Sitting as My Muse
Facebook has made it so that trends start easily. Ideas by one can catch on by many. I can’t remember where or when this trend of sharing daily posts about what one is grateful for got started. To me, it’s not a worthwhile exercise. I start to read what someone wrote about being grateful for… Continue reading Top 10 Silly Things I am Grateful For
Friday nights used to mean one thing to me and one thing only: Doggy Happy Hour in the park. I thoroughly enjoyed the new friends I was meeting, and loved all the socialization Pearl got for the cost of a bottle of wine and some cheap snacks. And, it was a 5 mile round trip… Continue reading Dog AND Cat Fight