In Memoriam

The doctor is not in. He is no longer accepting new patients. He is gone. There will be no referrals. You're on your own. It's just as well. No one could fill his shoes anyway. His title was honorary. He wasn't really a doctor. He was a pipe-fitter, master mechanic, automotive hobbyist. He was known…

Judging Books by Covers

The following was written by my friend, Joli Crow. (It's shared with her permission.) And it speaks volumes as to the body-shaming and judging and the ridiculous lack of manners that seems to be rampant any more. I read this this morning on her Facebook status and the more I read, the more my heart…

Precipitation-Induced Win

After having had such a busy summer where I felt as though I'd achieved only 10% of the tasks I'd given myself due to the unbearable heat, I feel like all of that has changed today. Why today? you ask. It's been raining for the last 2 days and, as anyone who knows me can…

Overbooking and Aging

I'm not really old. But I'm no Spring chicken, either. And for those of us who have been in the "over achiever" category all our lives, this whole aging thing is just ass-kicking. No, not a little tiring. I mean, beat-down with a baseball bat, friggin' leaving you taking 3-hour naps in the middle of…

My Body is a Traitor

Rotator cuff is screaming at me and has been since January that it is being overused. I tried taking it to the doctor and all she prescribed was NSAIDs and ordered an x-ray which didn't show any bone issues. I took it back in April and said, "Hey, this thing is worse." She sent me…

Now That I Can Breathe Without Tears

This was my post on Facebook the day following the tragic and brutal assassination of five police officers just 20 miles east of me in Dallas. I thought I would share it here and then expand: "I spent the better part of last night with my ear glued to the radio. I feel like a…

Grateful

Today, having spent over an hour on the phone with a state government agency in Maryland, I can tell you with absolute conviction: I am SOOOOOOOO freakin' glad that I live in Texas!   That is all.

Regarding Beyonce’s Half-Time Show

I didn't watch it, save a few clips posted on social media. I didn't watch the Super Bowl. I don't give a crap about American football if one of my kids isn't playing in the game....unless it's the Alabama vs. Auburn game. And then Roll Tide. I digress. I have nothing to add to the…

I’ve Got Some Decisions to Make

I had a doctors appointment today. I like my doctor. She's soft spoken and has warm hands and a lovely smile. She's very kind and patient. Today she stared me down and said to me straight out, "You've got some decisions to make." Apparently, Carb-ageddon has kicked the crap out of my usually fantastic numbers.…

Sick Sucks

A friend of mine in whose office I volunteer several hours per ¬†week, came in for about 9 days straight coughing and hacking and sounding just awful. Her colleague and I both encouraged her to go to the doctor and get antibiotics. It was obviously bronchitis. Fast-forward 2 weeks. I have it now. No one…