Hot Chocolate

Because of a condition, I am unable to consume more caffeine that what is in a candy bar. Caffeine consumption makes my heart feel like it is beating out of rhythm and it feels like what I would imagine a heart attack might feel like – but I have no idea what that would feelContinue reading “Hot Chocolate”

How Do You Find The Right “MATE”?

There are all sorts of mates. Tablemates, friends, roommates, housemates, dorm mates and for some that lifelong mate/spouse/partner. When I was young I could pretty much hang with just about anyone. As long as they were not “mean” I could coexist and not be bothered by much. When I really wanted to feel like myselfContinue reading “How Do You Find The Right “MATE”?”

Walks On The Beach

If you are single and look on any dating site a lot of people list long walks on the beach as something they enjoy doing. Do they really though? Or are they hoping it will attract partners for romance? LOL I happen to actually enjoy walks on the beach for real – but not reallyContinue reading “Walks On The Beach”

Coming To Terms With Grief

Our family decided to spend Thanksgiving at the beach this year. It was mostly my idea. I needed a symbolic one last goodbye sort of thing for my father. I’m not saying I’m forgetting him – NEVER – but I have come to terms with my grief and I feel healthy and in control ofContinue reading “Coming To Terms With Grief”

I Don’t Like Thanksgiving

If you have been reading this blog often you probably wonder if there is any holiday I like. In truth, there are very few. One of the ones I don’t care for anymore is Thanksgiving. When I first came to the US I loved the idea that families came together to share a meal. ThatContinue reading “I Don’t Like Thanksgiving”

I Played With Alcohol Inks

I love paper craft and enjoy making cards. My favorite Youtube card maker, Natasha Foote played with some alcohol inks one day and I thought I might want to give it a try. So I put the inks on my birthday list and gave it a go. As Natasha says I went for gold. IContinue reading “I Played With Alcohol Inks”

Arthur

When I moved to the US and learned English, I read everything I could get my hands on. One day at the public library I found the section with the Arthurian legend. I was HOOKED. Here was a group of people who were bonded by loyalty and a common belief. I pored over these legendsContinue reading “Arthur”

I’m No Lady

I’ve never been a girly girl. I’ve never been a beauty queen. I’ve never liked polka dots. I never liked wearing panty hose. People used to tell me to be more lady like but I’m no lady. To be a lady you must be quiet, mannerly, elegant and mature and I’m none of that. WhenContinue reading “I’m No Lady”

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”

What Is Your Calling?

Many of us are asked what we want to be when we grow up when we are wee little people. Believe it or not, I never was. Maybe it is a cultural difference? Maybe it was that my mom didn’t care? I don’t know why I was not asked but I never really thought aboutContinue reading “What Is Your Calling?”