Yes, yes. It is that time of year when social media feeds are either filled with people declaring resolutions for the new year, a word of phrase to guide their year or people making the firm decision to not make resolutions. I decided to make resolutions this year.
My grandmother has been in a rehab facility for a few weeks rebuilding strength after a hospital stay and once again I find myself challenging my thoughts on aging. Watching my mom, aunt and uncle, Grandma’s children, trying to make decisions about her is really stressful. I don’t mean to sound like such a drama […]
In which I drank the Kool-aid and yum, it was good. One night I was flipping through the channels and saw an infomercial for Shaun T and Hip Hop Abs. I watched as energetic, midriff baring women giddily shared how Shaun T helped them shape their middle, how they lost weight and how it was […]
I have never really given a thought to the Fourth. Ten years ago I was in the midst of the most horribly epic separation (it’s still a little to raw to speak about but soon). So it was always a throwaway holiday. This year I have something to celebrate, the anniversary of my mom’s new […]
Last week’s Monday Listicle prompt was suggested by Christine who writes the blog, A Fly on Our Chicken Coop Wall. It’s ten traditions remembered from growing up. 1. As the family would head into Jersey for our vacation to Wildwood each year we would be bursting at the seams. As soon as we would see […]
There is an episode of Star Trek The Next Generation called Half a Life. In this episode the citizens of a planet the Federation is assisting, Kaelon II, performs a ritual called The Resolution. This ritual mandates that when citizens reach the age of 60 they should commit suicide as a means of ridding […]
The holidays swept in and out in the blink of an eye. This past holiday season I was in a better place both mentally (not as stressed or grumpy) and financially (I made several gifts and did not shopping when I wanted to) and therefore I felt like I was able to appreciate the holiday […]