A Birthday Gift To Myself

I was born in Mercy Hospital in Miami, Florida on January 29th, 1951. According to my Mother, I started to come into the world before the Doctor could be located. The nurses were instructed to stop my birth. They held my Mother’s legs together. My Father could...

Living With Claustrophobia

I am claustrophobic. It all started 37 years ago, when I was confined in an elevator and couldn’t get out. I felt the walls caving in on me and I couldn’t breathe. When I finally got out, I tried to forget about it. Several years later, I was at an...
Debi and Richard’s 35th Wedding Anniversary

Debi and Richard’s 35th Wedding Anniversary

Jan 16th, 2012, Richard and I will be celebrating our 35th Anniversary. I think that’s a pretty good accomplishment in this day and age considering I know couples who stay together less time than the warranty on their appliances.  I asked my husband yesterday...

Our BEST One Ever!

The other day my husband and I were coming back from a business meeting when he suddenly decided to stop by the side of the highway and take pictures of me on an old bridge. I’d been on that bridge before and remembered how I felt as the bridge swayed with each...

The Yard Sale

I recently organized a community yard sale at the development where I live. Several other families chose to participate with me. Each one set up in their own individual driveways. In October, in the mountains of North Carolina, it is usually very cold at the wee hours...

Facebook has a new look and the world goes crazy

I was offline for a few days and when I went back on, I discovered that Facebook had completely revamped their format. People of all ages are complaining but I believe that MY generation is suffering the worst anxiety over the changes. I am part of the generation that...
How To Make Each Day Last A Little Longer

How To Make Each Day Last A Little Longer

Last night I looked over at my husband and said, “Is it my imagination or is time just flying by?” I was being VERY serious. I remember giving a  presentation at a bank (in 2001) and beginning by saying, “Today is my 50th birthday!” The...
Learning To Move On

Learning To Move On

Last Thursday, my husband and I made a 9 hour round trip ( in one day) to close the chapter on an incident that happened to me 4 years ago in a rest stop in Virginia. Thursday was one of the longest and most intense days of my life. I’m not going to talk about...
Meet The Cousins

Meet The Cousins

I have twenty first cousins on my Father’s side. Counting myself and my siblings, there are twenty five of us. I always thought it was a lot of fun being part of a big family. Earlier today, I was talking to one of my first cousins and it brought back some great...
When Did Everyone Become Such An Expert On S-E-X?

When Did Everyone Become Such An Expert On S-E-X?

Many years ago,( before the internet ) I read something in a women’s magazine that made me wonder if my marriage was going to last. It had to do with the frequency of sex in young married couples and included the results of a survey.With a toddler glued to my...