Dogs have always been a big part of my life since I married Sam. Let me clarify..My Brothers and I always wanted a dog and through our years of growing up people would give us dogs that didn't work out for them. We were thrilled but after a few days when we came home, they … Continue reading My Four-legged Furry Family
As I kick off my newly titled Blog "Party of One", I am looking at how over the past 7+ years I have survived my journey with grief since the loss of my husband. Surviving is really all we who are left can do. Or so I thought when Sam dropped dead on the bathroom … Continue reading Me, Myself, and I
Cradle Catholic, Cafeteria Catholic, devout Catholic, Roman Catholic, and for those who want to do the very minimum, Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. At one time or another I have been all of the above. I won't go into the scandalous cover-up orchestrated by the Vatican. I will say that the pedophile priests make … Continue reading Come Back To Me
I just finished reading "Braving The Wilderness" by Brené Brown. Her book speaks to the Wilderness as the state of Civility in America after the 2016 Presidential election. But that's another blog post. My Wilderness is being a widow. New territory in my life as of 6 years ago. Bona-fide member of "The Dead Husband … Continue reading Braving My Wilderness
For the past two years I have spent part of the winter in Florida. I found a pet friendly rental in Madeira Beach and drove down with my Golden Retriever Honey and a friend to help me drive. Last year went without a hitch, except said friend forgot her drivers license. This year not so … Continue reading Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Some time ago (it seems like a life time) I was given a collection of poems and short stories entitled "When I am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple". It was close to my 50th birthday, when my dear friend Janine presented it to me. I read it and tears came to my … Continue reading When I Am An Old Woman…..
It's about 6:00 am on what looks to be another gorgeous day in southwest lower Michigan and I am doing my usual routine. Take the dog out, make coffee, and check the news to make sure the world hasn't blown up while I was sleeping. My life has changed in so many ways during … Continue reading The Reason I Breathe