The Not So Common Cold

My youngest woke up with a sore throat. She had no fever but did have a runny nose. She felt tired and was not as bubbly as she normally is. Pre-pandemic, I would have given her an ibuprofen for her throat pain, made her some hot herbal tea and sent her off to school withContinue reading “The Not So Common Cold”

Mental Illness Sucks The Joy Out

Sucks the joy out of what? EVERYthing. Once, before my husband was medicated and in therapy, I told him that he sucked the joy out of our holidays and special days. I know it sounds awful but we were walking on eggshells and it just seemed like he was being such a jerk. Now IContinue reading “Mental Illness Sucks The Joy Out”

My Junk, Your Treasure

Have you ever had a garage/yard sale? In the US there are actually groups of people that find treasure hunting at garage sales a hobby or a passion. They love digging through other people’s castaways and finding something unique. Sometimes it is so they can resale and sometimes it is because they are trying toContinue reading “My Junk, Your Treasure”

Mask Upkeep

Five years ago if you were to tell me that part of my laundry routine would be hand washing masks and drying them on the line I would have laughed in your face. But here I am in August 2021 doing exactly that. Yes, yes, I tried washing them in the washer with one ofContinue reading “Mask Upkeep”

Clothes Never Fit Me

Do you know why I wear mostly T shirts and stretch jeans? It is not because I am lazy or do not care about my appearance. . .well not really – I do not place a high value on physical appearance. Nevertheless, I mostly wear casual clothes because nothing really seems to fit me right.Continue reading “Clothes Never Fit Me”

Is Yoga A Religion Or Exercise?

When you say yoga people react differently. The group that uses it as a form of exercise or meditation will tell you that it has nothing to do with their religion. It is simply a modern form of hatha yoga focused on stress relief and physical relaxation. Some Christians will remind you that it stemsContinue reading “Is Yoga A Religion Or Exercise?”

Student Drivers

Do you remember getting your Learner’s Permit? I do not. I am sure I had one but because we lived on a mountain I was driving up and down our country road since I was old enough to see over the steering wheel. So by the time I got my license I was very goodContinue reading “Student Drivers”

Carpool Hell

When Californians say carpool they may think about having to ride with colleagues or friends to be kinder to the Earth and to save money . When Carolineans say carpool they are most likely referring to the hell that only parents of school aged children have to endure — that dreaded early morning, mid afternoonContinue reading “Carpool Hell”

Sweet Sixteen?

One of my daughters is turning 16 this year. How did that happen? Time has been a blur for the past three years for me and I can hardly believe this time has come. I asked her if she wanted a party or anything and she asked me, “Why?” so I did some research andContinue reading “Sweet Sixteen?”