Better Phone Manners

In April 2019, I wrote about telephone protocol and how it’s changed over the years. With so many robocalls and telemarketers calling, it’s hard to stay civil. I know for some of them, it’s a job putting food on their tables, and as long as there’s a dollar to be made, there will be telemarketers. […]

Thanks, Granny Slats

It was a rough week last week with lots of anger and hatred flying around on social media and the news. I worried we were watching the end of our nation. Stress, prayers, and doubts have plagued me since then. How do I keep from being led astray by lies and the desires for power? […]

2021 Goals

Whew! We made it through 2020. As glad as we are to move away from the hard year, don’t forget to pray for all those who lost so much in 2020, who lost loved ones to COVID, lost their businesses, lost their jobs, lost their homes to fire and flood, and lost a place to […]

Don’t Forget to Say Thank You

We passed the season of being thankful and have rushed into the season of giving and taking. I love giving gifts to my friends and family. It brings me a lot of joy to be able to do that. I’m humbled when I receive gifts from them and appreciate their thoughtfulness. Something else that puts […]

Be Thankful

This is the week of Thanksgiving Day, but it’s a better idea to make it a week of thanksgiving. In spite of living in lockdowns, wearing masks, suffering through toilet paper shortages, and trying to avoid a wicked virus, we still have lots to be thankful for. My last two blogs have been about how […]

I’m Homeless But Not Really

The past few months have been a whirlwind. Hubby and I sat with his mother while she was very ill, we were with her when she died, we buried her in the snow and cold, drove home and packed our house of 13 years in two weeks, loaded a UHaul truck, drove through multiple states, […]

Taking a Little Break

I love writing a blog each week. It’s given me a voice I’ve never had before. Thank you for reading them, commenting on them, and in general, letting me know what you think. It means a lot to me to interact with people. However, I’m going to take a break for a few weeks and […]

Pens and Journals: How much is too much?

For some reason, I’m drawn to pens. All kinds and colors of pens. I’m not obsessed with them, but if I see one or two or ten that look appealing, I get it them. Or take it when it’s free. As a result, I have quite a collection. I don’t collect them like some people […]