Dreams and Voting

On the eve of election day I dreamed I was attending social work graduate school.  I had trouble getting to my classes as my class roster didn’t have the location of my first class.  I was supposed to be there at 8:30, but 8:30 came and went, and I never made it to my class.Continue reading “Dreams and Voting”

Our Giving Tree

A year ago, we were in the path of a wet microburst resulting in a big, old hackberry tree uprooting and resting on our house. This blog includes our initial reactions. Here are my thoughts after a year has passed. It actually took a while to have the experts settle on the type of storm weContinue reading “Our Giving Tree”

Pokémon Go Revisited

In February I posted this blog about playing the mobile game Pokémon Go.  My point was that I played the game in a compulsive manner, concerned I was approaching an addictive place with it.  I had abstained in January, to assess and basically get a grip on what was going on for me.  I started playing again in February, with some detachment in place.  I am now playing daily again.

So what’s changed about my playing? 

Do you hear what I hear?

Last July I pulled a back muscle and was taking muscle relaxants.  I thought the constant sounds of cicadas in my head was just one funky side effect of that unpleasant medicine.  Because the cicadas in my head left before the ones in nature made their annual entrance, I didn’t think more about it. ThisContinue reading “Do you hear what I hear?”

Gotta Catch ‘Em All! (my ventures with Pokémon Go )

On December 31, 2017, I decided to quit playing a game called Pokémon Go . A little about Pokémon: It has been around since February 1996, six months after Sam was born. It has been a part of my life around seventeen years, due to Sam’s interest as a young child. When he used the wordContinue reading “Gotta Catch ‘Em All! (my ventures with Pokémon Go )”

We are so cute!

My husband and I found each other in our 50’s, and appreciate what a gift it is to be together. Between the two of us, we have a string of what society refers to as failed marriages and relationships. We see them as experiences that brought us where we are today, which is with eachContinue reading “We are so cute!”

To There and Back Again (my journey with a ring)

  I lost my mother’s wedding band. It was a Thursday night, and I was cleaning out my purse as I was preparing to attend an all-day conference on Friday when I realized I had lost it. The last time I had been aware of the ring was three weeks prior.  That was the afternoonContinue reading “To There and Back Again (my journey with a ring)”

My first holiday in retirement

My observations of my first holiday in retirement. I like love it! I learned something about my thinking process. When I didn’t prepare a dish I wanted to have for the Thanksgiving feast, I found myself thinking it was because I didn’t have time.  I realized that was a default thought, and of course, IContinue reading “My first holiday in retirement”