Boorish Restaurant Patrons

I’m on the loud side of the spectrum in my volume. I project well and have been told by many people that when I do public speaking, I am clear and strong. That also means when I laugh in restaurants, I can be too loud so I try really hard to keep my eye onContinue reading “Boorish Restaurant Patrons”

Sleep Study Part Deux

Yes, boys and girls, it is the exciting chronicle of Bridgette’s health! I got the joy of staying at the luxurious Millennium hotel once more. Honestly you would think Duke Hospital could have a more updated place for their sleep studies! The old headboard on the bed alone, is enough to keep you up atContinue reading “Sleep Study Part Deux”

Back To School After A Pandemic

Today is the day. My 15 year old is venturing back to high school as a Sophomore. It has been a very disturbing, surreal year and a half for all of us. The uncertainty, the fear of COVID, the racial tensions, the protests, the Asian hate, more protests. . .it has been a lot toContinue reading “Back To School After A Pandemic”

13 Is My Lucky Number

Luck is success or failure brought on my change instead of something you control through your own actions. Some people believe in luck so strongly that they are unable to function if it is “taken away from them”. Others say lucky or unlucky without much thought out of habit. Is luck different than fate? IsContinue reading “13 Is My Lucky Number”

FIRST ROBOTICS

FIRST stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. It is a robotics community for young people partnering with volunteers, parents, educators and sponsors. It is a non profit organization that was founded by an inventor (Dean Kamen) in 1989. In my opinion, it is a FANTASTIC way to promote STEM and helpContinue reading “FIRST ROBOTICS”

Couple’s Getaway!

I am still not ready to travel out of state but I have been taking cautious jaunts here and there in my home state where I feel “safe” from COVID and angry people. That really does not leave many places in North Carolina but we have been making do. This past weekend my husband andContinue reading “Couple’s Getaway!”

Independence Day Makes Me Anxious

July 4th is right around the corner. I have watched firework sales tents pop up here and there. I will say, this year there are not as many and I’ve heard whispers that it is hard to get fireworks this year. I, for one, am glad. I know, I know I’m no fun. I’m sorry.Continue reading “Independence Day Makes Me Anxious”

Mask On Mask Off

I never liked masks as a kid. I have non clinical claustrophobia and I don’t like high necklines, necklaces close to my throat (so no chokers DUH), Halloween masks, heavy makeup, etc. So when COVID started I thought it would be a problem. It was uncomfortable but not undoable. Now that mask mandates are liftingContinue reading “Mask On Mask Off”