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”
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?
My experience with hearing aids and tinnitus.
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?”
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 )”
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!”
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 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”
A colleague wondered aloud at an event we coordinate together, how they would carry on without me when I retire. I was baffled. I see these colleagues as very competent, and I have no worries. Yesterday I worked with another colleague to create wording, policy really, for a service offered through a council on whichContinue reading “Carry on!”
It happened on October 14th. I knew it at the time, and was relieved. I wasn’t sure it would last, but it has for two weeks. What happened is I gave up my struggle, my angst about not being able to retire with my job all tidy. What replaced that struggle was a peace withContinue reading “October 14, 2016”