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 […]
I thought we had discussed this in the past and had come to an understanding, my ovary named Lori — but apparently, I need to put my foot down!
Last month, I read the profile of a guy on my dating website and was intrigued. The tagline on his profile was, “Do you like to laugh?” Well….yes I do! A sense of humor is very important to me! I went on to read more and found that he seemed intelligent and we shared a […]
I’m going on a trip to the Puerto Rico with my daughter in a few days. I’m looking forward to it – it’s been miserably cold here and I can’t wait to lounge around on a beach and soak up some sun (in a responsible fashion, of course – my hands and arms are already […]
My friend, Aussa Lorens, got a hickey the other day. That’s no surprise, since she is newly married and she and her husband have the sex – probably often, but I’m too polite to ask (although I totally would if we got together and had a few of my prickly pear margaritas). When Aussa noticed […]
This story starts when I went on an early November hike with my Meetup group and met an interesting woman named Anne. We ended up riding together to and from the trailhead and she mentioned she worked for the State Department and was on her last job assignment here in New Mexico before retiring. She told […]