Take Time for Yourself

It’s a very busy time of year. Holiday activities and gatherings ramp up. Almost every night, a program or event is scheduled to put everyone in the holiday spirit. Gifts need to be purchased and wrapped. Cards needs to be written and sent. Travel plans need to be finalized. Checkbook and credit card balances need […]

Thoughts about Funerals

Last week, I talked about suicide and the victims left behind. This week, I’ll talk about funerals. I don’t like going to them, but then, who does. I went to a funeral for the first time when I was 16. My grandmother passed away, and I was sucked into the events that followed. I never […]

Thoughts on Suicide

Victim: a person harmed, injured, or killed as a result of a crime, accident or other event or action Someone or something killed, destroyed, injured, oppressed, or otherwise harmed by, or suffering from some act, condition, or circumstance – a person who has had something bad happen to him/her From “Your Dictionary” online A devastating […]

Thoughts on Cousins

An unusual thing happened this year. I’ve visited with more of my cousins than I have since I was a girl. Why is that unusual? My cousins and I are not particularly close. In contrast, Hubby’s family has cousin reunions and a round-robin letter between cousins that’s been going for decades. He knows most of […]