Marriage & Major Life Transitions

Hubs and I are in the middle of a major move. He is retiring from his job of thirty years and I just recently quit my job in order to help make the transition. We are moving from the nearest bigger city to his hometown of about 2,000 people. It is a quaint town where …

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As One Chapter Ends

It is a fifth Sunday...and time to update you, my readers, on what is happening in my life and affecting my writing. My last update was actually the first weekend of the month AND of the year. I introduced you to my new way of tackling resolutions - with my to-do box. I also mentioned …

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Writing & Promoting While On Overload

Whether I am experiencing life at a slow or fast pace, I often feel like I am on social media overload. It is great that there are so many social media platforms to meet my social and self-publishing, self-marketing needs. But while trying to decide which ones best suit my needs, it has been overwhelming …

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My Marriage Vs. My Mom’s Marriage

Hubs and I went to spend some time with my momma this weekend. I felt bad having to leave her on Mother's Day morning. But we live about five hours away, and our son wanted to bring his family to visit us. So, off we drove. My main consoling thought was that my two youngest …

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The Blue Screen of Death Experience

Late last month, my computer at work ended up with the dreaded Blue Screen of Death. Yes, that awful sideways unhappy face. I'm not sure what is worse, the unsmiling face or the blue screen. It occurred when a Microsoft update, already flagged for having issues, slipped through our IT safety measures and updated anyway. …

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Acceptance of Life Situations

So often we spend our lives searching for something else, something better, than where we are at. We work our whole lives to get to that dream in the distant future. And then, before we know it, here it is. Life has time-warped ahead, and here we are right dab in the middle of making …

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Marriage: Living La Vida Loca

Marriage Is An Adventure Living the married life, for me, is a true adventure and more so lately. Hubs and I are between homes, moving from one we've been at for over nineteen years and our soon-to-be place of retirement. This includes still working at our full-time jobs for a few more months, several trips …

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Integrity: Communicating With Honesty

Last month I named the title of this blog post without fully knowing the guts of it. I usually have a good idea of what the post will be about and keep it close in thought. However, a lot has happened in the last month to affect my thinking on the topic. A more appropriate …

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Are You Too Accepting?

Last month I blogged about how acceptance of self is important and a good thing. Today's blog post is on how being too accepting can be a bad thing. There are many ways to be accepting or not to be accepting, and either way can be good, or not so good, depending on the subject …

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Social Media Vs. Internet Technology (IT)

Originally, I had planned on sharing with you today about how to get familiar with your favorite social media application or platform. But after some thought, I have decided to put this topic off for a later date. Instead, I want to share with you about what I have learned in the last few weeks …

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