Saturday Morning

One of my best friends in RL is also my surrogate big brother.  He served with my brother and his wife, also one of my best friends, often reminds me how we filled a void for each other when my brother died.  He was one of those people I was horrified to tell I was…

Reading Nook

Not much to say tonight except that I wish I had a little corner like this to go hide in.  I’ve started confronting a very difficult situation today…one I have been dreading dealing with for some time now…and all I want to do is go hide. I will say, I am incredibly grateful for two…

Arriving In 30 Minutes

When I got home last night, I was about done.  I was physically and emotionally exhausted.  Between events with my father and some of the frustrating news about, well, you know this whole pandemic thing…I got home just feeling like I had been kicked around most of the week.  My mood was shot and I…

The Laundry Can Wait

When I was married, my ex lived by this very rigid schedule and set of expectations. The house had to be cleaned by 9pm on Fridays… Laundry had to be finished and folded by 11am Saturday morning… The trip to the grocery store had to be done by 2pm Saturday… It was bizarre.  I could…

The Carriage House

One thing that is really neat in Virginia is all of the old homes.  Many of the homes that were built prior to 1900 have one thing in common…carriage houses. Ironically, it doesn’t matter if you find the old home in the rural or urban setting.  These structures seem to be present at the majority…

Introspection

Introspection can truly be a dangerous thing. When I say introspection can be dangerous, I don’t mean that we shouldn’t take a look at ourselves.  We need to.  We have to look at ourselves, our actions, motivations, triggers and so many things to gain a better understanding of who we are and why we respond…