Earth Day

Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22. When I was a kid I was never specifically told WHY we have an earth day. I know now that in spring of 1970, Senator Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day as a way to force the issue of protecting the environment, restoring damage ecosystems and to encourage living aContinue reading “Earth Day”

The Cards In Your DNA Deck

When we make babies we are not sure what they will be like. Whose eyes and hair color will they get? Will they have all 10 digits? Will their brain be well developed? Who will they look like? Most of us don’t think about what they will be like when they are old because weContinue reading “The Cards In Your DNA Deck”

Reverse Roles

When we are babies, most of us have parents that care for us, teach us, guide us and give us advice on how to grow up and take care of ourselves. Parenting is the hardest job one will ever love and it is not for wusses. Once we become adults we can choose to beContinue reading “Reverse Roles”

There Is Something About Michaels

What is in a name? The name Michael, it is believed, was first derived from the name Mikha’el, meaning “who is like God” in Hebrew. Wikipedia was kind enough to give further explanation as thus: Michael is a masculine given name derived from the Hebrew phrase מי כאל‎ mī kāʼēl, ‘Who [is] like-El’, in Aramaic: ܡܝܟܐܝܠ (Mīkhāʼēl [miχaˈʔel]). The theophoric name is a rhetoricalContinue reading “There Is Something About Michaels”

PANDEMIC Decision Exhaustion

Is that a real thing? I’m trying to put a finger on how I feel right now and that is what came out of my mouth as I was trying to explain it to my spouse. Here is what I mean. As a mom I have to make all sorts of decisions for my childrenContinue reading “PANDEMIC Decision Exhaustion”

My Trips Are Cancelled

AGAIN. The pandemic is far from over. It was feeling like it was tolerable though. I was able to have my November birthday gathering with 7 people INDOORS. We were very socially distanced but it almost felt normal. I was able to see my sister for the holidays in her lovely home and the kidsContinue reading “My Trips Are Cancelled”

Happy New Year?

Here we are. It’s the end of 2021. I hated 2019 as I watched my father wither away, 2020 was a dumpster fire in every way, 2021 had a hopeful beginning and still ended up being a disappointing year. What will 2022 be like? I’m not sure. But I know one thing – I’m goingContinue reading “Happy New Year?”

Why Do We Kiss Under The Mistletoe?

What is mistletoe anyway. Say that word several times. Have you noticed if you say word over and over it starts sounding odd? Missile Toe Missiletoe Missatoe. . .I am easily distracted lately. LOL Mistletoe in simple terms is a plant parasite that makes toxic berries and leaves. So why do we hold this upContinue reading “Why Do We Kiss Under The Mistletoe?”

Horror Movies!

November is nearly over and why am I writing about horror movies? Because I like them year round. Full disclosure I did start writing this post in October and then never got back to it until now. JoAnne and my sister do not enjoy scary movies. So I turn to my other BFF, Bonnie whenContinue reading “Horror Movies!”

Grieving A Bad Parent

Grief is always hard no matter who dies. Grieving someone you love is difficult but what if it’s someone that was not very lovable? If your parent dies and he/she was awful, the grief is very different. When my mother died in 2014 I was at first shocked because it happened suddenly. She had aContinue reading “Grieving A Bad Parent”