Ever since my mom died, I have been drawn to all things yellow. You see, my mom loved the color yellow. She didn't wear it much but she liked it around her. My childhood bedroom walls, trinkets, flowers, soap containers; all yellow. So now I'm drawn to yellow because it's a way to connect to … Continue reading The Kindness Of Strangers
I'm famous for my lackluster and inconsistent efforts to get in shape. Or really just to live a healthier lifestyle, in general. Ok, famous may be an exaggeration. I don't think people are paying that close attention. My daughter pays attention, though, so she can lecture me about drinking too much Cherry Coke. But, even … Continue reading Giving Up My Lazy Life For An Active One.
It was before she had to wear the oxygen mask most of the time, it was when she could still communicate fairly easily. But, it was after we all realized that this was not going to end well. So she started to make requests and plans for the funeral service and the future, in general. … Continue reading My Mom’s Eulogy
My friend and fellow blogger, Candy, helped me revamp my blog and I couldn't be more excited about it. You see, I have many talents but customizing a blog is not one of them. She put a lot of work into it; more than I realized she would have to when I asked (maybe begged) her … Continue reading Getting Help From A Friend
My cousin died. But please don't express your sympathies to me, I hadn't seen her in years and years. I'm still sad. But I'm more sad for her immediate family because they have to go through IT. Through the loss and the change of definition of what daily life entails. Through all that stuff that really, … Continue reading You Just Don’t Know What Tomorrow Brings
So I have quit my job several times but it never takes. The first time, I was offered part time instead. When I still found it hard to keep up with because we were moving, I quit again and it was suggested that I hang in there until after the move and see how I … Continue reading I Want To Quit My Job And Clip Coupons
I had to take a First Aid/CPR class at work, the other day. It would be safe to say that I didn't want to. Initially, that was just because I'm lazy. But, as it progressed, it was hitting a little too close to home. See, if you bring up anything related to the heart, I'm … Continue reading I Wanted To Save My Dad
When I was in kindergarten, my mom decided to play friendship matchmaker with a little girl in our neighborhood and me. We hadn't lived there that long so I didn't really know the kids yet. As my mom asked the girl her name and introduced us, I wanted to run and hide. But that girl ended … Continue reading Singing Is Embarrassing When They Hear You
I was talking to a mom of someone I knew in high school and she was telling me how her daughter was often made fun of in school. I was shocked. So shocked that I called a mutual friend and asked her if she had any idea. (She did not.) You see, this girl always seemed very confident … Continue reading Everybody Hurts
So, recently, a friend posted a Secret Sister invite on her facebook page. Like many others, I was enticed by the idea of 6-36 presents. I'm not gonna lie, I am pro-present. I absolutely love getting presents. Now to be fair, I also love giving presents so it's not that I'm selfish or anything like … Continue reading No Secret Sisters For Me!