writing

My First 15 Minutes

Today was my first Monday of retirement. It was pretty nice. I got up when I wanted to get up, which was about the same time I would have gotten up had I been going to work. But the difference was I didn’t HAVE to get up. I liked that. I watched some Good Morning…

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The Beginning of the Beginning

  Today was my very last day at work. I don’t actually know how I feel about it. I do know that I feel better about it than I did a couple of weeks ago. Now that I’ve worked with my replacement for two weeks I feel such a relief. She’s going to do a…

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The Beginning of the End

There is one week of preschool left and two weeks of camp after that. Do you realize what this means? It means I only have three weeks of work left. Figuring in Memorial Day as a holiday that comes to 14 more work days. FOURTEEN! I am not panicked. (I am NOT panicked. I am…

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Someday Never Comes

When I was young and would ask my mom or dad if we could do this or that, oftentimes the answer was, “Someday”. I finally wised up and (in what I’m sure was my whiniest of voices) countered with, “But ‘someday’ never comes!” As an adult I get it. I’ve put off a lot of…

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Three Weeks and Counting

It was three weeks ago today that I had my hair colored. And look: You can see a nice little swatch of gray starting. And see how it’s all concentrated in one area? It’s exactly like that on the other side. Do you know what I’m afraid of? I’m afraid of looking like this when…

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Daring To Do What I Love

I’m guessing this isn’t a surprise to anyone, but I like to write. I would guess that most people who blog like to write. Write? I mean, right? Slowly, but surely, I’m realizing some of my life long dreams. Why just now? Partly because I was a little afraid of being told I wasn’t a…

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NoThanks – Day Twenty-Four

Today I’m thankful that there are only six more days of NoThanks left. Don’t get me wrong. It’s not that I’m running out of things to be thankful for. Quite the contrary. I keep thinking of more and more. It’s the blogging every day that’s about to kill me, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to…

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Five On Friday – September 23, 2011

I’ve only listed five things, but I’m very wordy today. If you plan on staying with me until the end here, you might want to grab a cup of tea and settle in. 1.     Katie is currently singing “On My Own” for voice lessons right now. Her dream is to play Eponine in the high…

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Creative Happiness

Today is the first day of a four day weekend and I’m determined not to waste it. I’m going to do all manner of right-brained activities, starting with my new blog header. This field is across the street from my neighborhood. Every time I leave the development and look at the green grass, the hay…

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