In light of recent attacks on religious structures

Sad. I just feel sad. I don’t know if religion is supposed to make people feel happy. Growing up in a parochial school, I was taught about the joy of the Lord, rejoicing, and the peace that passes all understanding, etc. I also know there has always been turmoil. Jesus tossed the money changers out … Continue reading In light of recent attacks on religious structures

No, I didn’t go back for sauerkraut

That is what my husband told the grocery clerk anyway, but that isn’t what I said… at all. I did go back to look for a shower cap just before making our way to the checkout, while my husband stated he would continue to the front of the store. I found him and the clerk … Continue reading No, I didn’t go back for sauerkraut

Communication and expectations

Unspoken expectations. Yup, that is what it is. I clearly know in my mind, pillowcases should be folded just so. First in half, then in half again, then in half the last time, but the opposite direction with the open edge being on the outside. This way when I stack them, I can easily see … Continue reading Communication and expectations

Veteran’s Administration

My husband said he never wanted to have anything to do with the Veterans Administration. He watched his father die at the VA hospital. When he came home from Vietnam, he walked in the hospital, saw other veterans with missing limbs and knew that he was better off than most and was convinced they needed … Continue reading Veteran’s Administration

Recycling can be hazardous to your health

Last evening, as I was flattening cardboard in my garage in preparation for curbside recycling, I stepped on a piece, that was on a shiny piece, and in a split second, I was flat on my back. After an expletive that emerged as I was on the decline, I had the neighbor’s attention. She called … Continue reading Recycling can be hazardous to your health

Hearing and Helmets – Being on the other end of hearing loss

Shouting at me does not help me hear you, it is still static I hear. I have been on the frustrating end of my husband not being able to hear me, of him having to ask the question again or just acknowledge me not knowing what I really said. Yes, he has hearing aids. After … Continue reading Hearing and Helmets – Being on the other end of hearing loss

You opened my letter

I remember as a little girl, my Aunt Vica in Kansas and my godmother Joanne would send birthday cards and with money! Some would have animated pictures of balloons or animals, and they all seems so sweet and made me smile. As I got older I understood the value of sending thank you, birthday, congratulations, … Continue reading You opened my letter

Sometimes you need a little help

I have an electric bicycle. Don’t judge me. Whatever, you can if you want. I found I wasn’t riding near enough for my mental and physical health with my standard bike. We live in a very hilly and populated area. In fact, it is so hilly, that I would not get off my hill and … Continue reading Sometimes you need a little help

Moonlight, Starlight

  Moonlight Starlight, hope to see the witch tonight. Moonlight, starlight, hope to see the witch tonight. How fondly I remember the hot summer evenings laden with the settling aromas of golden, full-bodied, yeasty wheat chaff, the rich green and so sweet corn with vibrant splashes of silky tinsel, the musky, burgundy clover fields. Every … Continue reading Moonlight, Starlight

The Musical Cats night happened as a result of a terrifying act.

It was 9:33pm and thankfully both our cats were safely inside, lounging on our bed. There was a horrendous ruckus outside the bedroom window that sounded like howling, yipping and screaming as it finally faded to the distance. It is almost a full moon, maybe that has something to do with the nocturnal escapades. And … Continue reading The Musical Cats night happened as a result of a terrifying act.

PTSD – Walking on Eggshells by Mary Tendall

Although it’s not ‘contagious,’ PTSD can affect everyone around a person who has PTSD. This ‘Secondary PTSD’ can become a vicious cycle for all concerned. By Mary Tendall and Jan Fishler Secondary Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD: (Not a defined mental disorder within the DSM-IV) occurs when a person has an indirect exposure to risk … Continue reading PTSD – Walking on Eggshells by Mary Tendall