So, despite my best intentions, my little break became a big break. The good news is that I’m going to be posting again starting in a month or so.
There have been lots of changes, including a new job that starts later this month.
I’m looking forward to writing again.
I am working on a new-ish writing project and so will be taking a break from the blog until the fall. Last year, I started writing a children’s story that will feature some drawings from my mother. Then, I got a little off-track when I started the blog. I had planned to try to do both, but the reality is that I can’t do both the story and the blog in addition to everything else.
I will be back in the fall. Fingers crossed that I can make some progress on the children’s story! See you in a couple of months. Have a great summer ….
Why does it seem like I’m allergic to life?
‘Tis the season, I guess. With pollen in the air and spring’s moldy dampness everywhere, the happiness of finally having warmer weather is torpedoed by allergies. As if the frequent sneezing episodes are not enough, the sinus headaches and asthma attacks are really draining. It seems like a chore to breathe! Continue reading “allergies are evil”
Apologies for taking a break. Work has been busy and allergies have been debilitating. I’m working on a couple of posts and will be back later this week … in time for everyone to go on a Memorial Day vacation!
Dancing with Elephants by Jarem Sawatsky
Just a note, I don’t do formal book reviews or critiques. I merely comment on what I thought was useful or interesting. I do this with all books; some of my comments are posted on the Goodreads site, though may bring some of my comments over to the blog.
I thought I would mention some books that I am reading on aging. The first is: Dancing with Elephants and is described/reviewed on Goodreads; the author also has a blog. Continue reading “books on aging #1”
It’s been a while since my last rant, so here we go ….
Every so often, I am struck by the lack of basic manners displayed by some people … many of them happen to be younger people. They don’t offer a seat to an older person or they cut in front of others in line or they don’t consider that their actions may affect people around them. They talk loudly. They don’t move over a little to allow two-way traffic on the sidewalk. Sometimes, people don’t seem to notice they are sharing the space with other people. They focus on their smartphones or otherwise ignore anyone they don’t know. Continue reading “rant: manners, really?”
Sometimes it’s not easy to find the good when the bad seems all-consuming.
My mother can be a fun and funny person, who likes to laugh and make crafty things and read stories and do puzzles. Sometimes, though, she gets a bit blue … her lost memory loss, her arthritic knee, her absent friends, and so on. I understand that she is dealing with a lot of loss, but it is frustrating when she cannot shift her mindset. Her doctor tried to convince her that she could look at this as a time to relax and to be thankful for what she has. I’ve also tried to convince her of that, as have others. But to no avail – I live in hope that she gets distracted by something entertaining that takes her mind off her problems. Continue reading “finding the positive”