May 28, 2020

I think, on random days, it's a good thing to be grateful for what we have, what we are, and what we are continuing to be.  Especially today, though, when we celebrate 20 years of marriage, it’s even more appropriate to reflect and to be grateful.

Dear Hubby, 

Oh, the pl...

May 21, 2020

Everywhere we turn, someone is asking for something.  Everywhere we go, it is what else we can do for someone else.  What about what you do for you?  

What about giving yourself 60 seconds every day to just be and to focus on you?

There is a wonderful Japa...

May 14, 2020

Dear COVID-19, 

You are a curious thing, aren't you?  Hard to pin down, hard to describe.  Apparently, you like to sneak, tip-toeing in, around and amongst people.  You've leapfrogged onto more continents than most people get to visit in person, and in such a short peri...

May 7, 2020

The threat out there against us is very real: a tiny speck of a incomplete bit of genetic material is taking down hundreds of thousands of people, wreaking havoc on mankind, on the economy, on life as we know it ... on 'normal', and there is seemingly little we can do...

April 30, 2020

I know you need more links to click on like you need a hole in the head; however, I have been a little swamped what with work and life and helping the boys do their home learning.  Those three are enough but this week we added a few health issues (nothing COVID-related...

April 23, 2020

I started this off in a grouchy mood and had nothing good to say.  Being grouchy is not a comfortable fit for me so it's nice that writing to you all has brought back a bit of silver linings for me. 

There are, of course, grumpy moments, and tech-issues.  Naturally...

April 9, 2020

I get it.  You are, like me, tired of your screen, your house, your family.  You are tired of Emeetings, and the upswing in email traffic.  GO Browser is your least favorite government ‘tool’ yet, and you are working hard on one thing: the ‘quarantine fifteen’ which, m...

April 2, 2020

5 ways to regroup/chill/get over it when everyone is at home sharing that trickle of internet and what little space you may have.  I know, I know, you need more links like you need a hole in the head but ... let's get you a little less wound-up.

1.  Dance party.  5 minu...

March 26, 2020

It’s completely surreal: I’m sitting here in our amazing oasis of a yard, green all around me, with the different colors of all of the beautiful flowers softly waving in the breeze and I am watching the boys run around and goof off in the pool.  (Yes, we have a small p...

March 12, 2020

(this is a very good but very sad song that reminds me of other places, other people, other things that I miss hugely.  Not to say I don't love where I am and who I am here with, but it doesn't, and it can't include all that I...

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