Dear Readers, Yesterday I was caught off guard by reading some social media posts about music. I started crying. When they did I reached out to a friend, who held my hand, and they passed. I never know when those feeling of loss pop up. I know I write about this often, but I find writing helps me not only … Continue reading Joy with Loss
My Newest Health Adventure! Dear Readers, Five weeks after my hysterectomy, my stitches came loose, and my small intestines came out of my body! I held them up and my husband drove me to emergency room, where I was fixed up within a short time. Stayed at the hospital for two nights, where I had a roommate with a drunk boyfriend. … Continue reading And Then There Was…
Dear Readers,Snow Sculptures in St. Paul!I am not a morning person. In fact, I have to talk myself into the day.Most mornings I wake up with anxiety. I struggle to get out of bed.Usually I use the phrase, I Can Do It, and then I can get up.Once I am up, make breakfast, read the paper, I can … Continue reading Talking Myself into the Day
Dear Readers,Today I found joy.I found joy in a visit with a neighbor over coffee.I found joy at yoga, connecting with a wonderful warm teacher, and some yoga buddies.I found joy writing this blog.I am noticing that when my mind is open to life, I am finding "experiences of hope, gratitude, joy, patience, forgiveness, connection, and … Continue reading Keeping Open on Day 195
Dear Readers,I am in a strange pattern of sleeping until 10:00 am. By the time I get my body into gear, it's almost noon! YIKES! Then I'm not tired until 2:00 am!Now in my defense, it is cold, dark, and we have had no sun for about 3 weeks. Oh, and I am retired with no kids.I also … Continue reading Laughing is Better!
Dear Readers,Sometimes I think I am so funny! (My Loved One just doesn't always think so. LOL) That's okay. I think a person must make themselves laugh. As I go through my day, I think of things in a strange way, my way, and in doing so, I am happy.On this journey of learning who I am, without numbing myself with alcohol, … Continue reading Me Making Me Laugh!