Sleeping Problems

Ever have trouble sleeping? What do you do while you’re awake? Occasionally I can’t sleep. It’s mostly due to eating or drinking something with caffeine too close to bedtime. Like 6 hours too close. I seem to be very sensitive to caffeine at night. If I eat chocolate after 4 p.m., the earliest I can […]

Older Women

So much has been said and sung of the beautiful young girls. Why don’t somebody wake up to the beauty of old women? Harriet Beecher Stowe The more I look in the mirror, the more I must acknowledge that I’m an older woman. I’m not sad about that, but gladly acknowledge that I’m in a […]

Dressing Up

Last month, my friend Mary Ann and I were discussing how people dress to go to the stores (namely Walmart) or other public places. Many seem like they never bothered to get out of their pajamas or combed their hair. As we talked, I looked down at my yoga pants, tee shirt with a picture […]

Good-bye 2019

This week marks the end of the Twenty-Teens decade and the beginning of the Twenty-Twenties. I’m having a hard time getting my head around the fact that 2020 has arrived. That date seems so…space-aged! Weren’t we supposed to have flying cars and interplanetary commerce by now? When I was a girl, I watched the Jetsons […]

Recycle Y’all

Hubby sometimes tracks the floating plastic mass the size of a small continent in the Pacific Ocean. No one knows what to do about it or how to clean it up. I have an idea. They could heat it so it all sticks together, cover it with dirt, plant a few trees, put a milk […]

In Full Swing

The holiday season is in full swing. I finished shopping early this year, or so I thought, until I realized I hadn’t bought anything for Hubby. And as our usual tradition, I forgot to shop for my own stocking stuffers, so it’s back out with the crowds this week to fulfill those last few items. […]

Generation Gaps

Last Sunday, I saw an editorial that praised the term “OK Boomer” as something all the Millennials and Gen X, Y, and Z should say. The basic tenet of the piece was that it’s okay to disrespect elders. It’s not a new idea, but it’s never been a good idea. To echo my grandfather, back […]


November 2019 is finally over, and I’m glad. I don’t mean to wish my life away, but it was a miserable month. Big plans blew up and the deaths of two special people in my life made it a month of tears and sorrow. Paul Bates died this month after suffering for a long time. […]