One of the pictures I have in my profile on my online dating site was taken on Halloween. I’m wearing my witch’s costume, complete with a tall, glamorous, feather-trimmed witch’s hat. I’m all about the accessories, y’all. I thought the picture was a way to convey that I have a playful side – or a […]
I was overcharged at The Body Shop the other day. A few years back, I fell in love with their White Musk Libertine scent and they discontinued it before Christmas, so I was excited when I saw a couple of baskets FULL of the stuff on the sale table at The Body Shop for $5 […]
When I was a teenager, I made it my mission to be horrible. I was as contrary as possible, I challenged authority at every opportunity, I excelled in getting mediocre grades every year, ditched school when I had the chance, and I hung out past my curfew with inappropriate people – drinking liquor I did not […]
I’ve been doing a lot of obsessing worrying freaking out thinking about my future lately. I know it’s not really good for my peace of mind to have anxiety about things that haven’t happened yet and may not ever happen – but on the other hand, it’s not good for my peace of mind to just assure myself that everything will work out fine and that I don’t need to worry about the future.
Last Monday, I started to feel like a cold was coming on. I was annoyed, as I had successfully managed to avoid getting a cold during the entire autumn and winter – even when my adult kids had brought the plague home with them and succumbed to the congestion, sneezing, coughing, and general miserableness. I […]
My therapist thinks I should get a new job in a new state and leave my ex and the rest of my old life behind me. She even said, “You are running out of time,” referring to the fact that I’m getting up there in years and (as we know) it is more difficult to […]
The online dating saga continues with The Smiling Man.
I have a couple of recurrent dreams when I’m under stress. They are always disturbing, anxiety producing, and linger with me for days afterwards – but I’ve had them so often now that I understand that they are a sign. My brain is trying to tell me something and, if I was wise, I would […]
It’s been a long while since I’ve taken a look at the search terms that bring people to my blog. That may be because it’s been a long while since I’ve actually blogged. I used to be so much better at this – churning out two or three blog posts every week! Now, I congratulate myself if […]
I love stories. When I was a kid, I remember listening raptly while my second grade teacher read us our daily chapter of Where the Red Fern Grows or Old Yeller (I’m not sure why all the books were about a boy and his dog(s), or why my teacher liked to make us cry by […]