I am Grateful, I really am…

So my daily meditation course directed at improving my life is currently focused on gratitude. One of the exercises was to recall those who helped you out early on in your life. There were several and so I was cheerfully following the instructions of this meditation teacher and imagining their faces. The next instruction was […]

Driven by Apps

Compared to some folks (read, my adult children, that’s how I measure everything) I don’t have many apps on my devices. But I have become dependent on several. In a good way. The first was my Fitness Pal app, which tracks my nutrients and exercise and gives me an estimate of where I need to […]

Powerless in California

Yep, PGE has had our power off for most days, but that isn’t why I’m powerless. I’m struggling because I am in an impulsive mood, always rushed, always bored, not able to focus on anything. As a result I have sustained two injuries to my index finger, the right hand, the dominant one. My left […]

More on Volunteering

So I have blogged extensively about volunteering, but here I go again. When I was a young mother I volunteered a lot (we moved and I was bored!)  I was room mother, soccer mom, education director of the Sunday School. Going back to work curtailed that avenue of enlightenment. When I retired I stepped up […]

I’m too Tired to Finish that List.

No one warned me (well, maybe they did but I sure didn’t listen) that I would be really tired. This has been the most difficult challenge of aging. Particularly when I feel like I’m running out of time to complete my extensive bucket list. Ah, lists. That’s another subject. My daily, monthly, yearly and lifetime […]

It’s Scary Pushing My Limits

This year’s challenge of doing Sixty-One things I have never done before is quite sluggish. For one, I have done a lot in my life, so new things are hard to find. Which I’m happy about. But the second issue is the hesitation I have and the anxiety I can easily let built up. (I’m […]

Saving Money

The last few years have involved a big change in financial status. I retired, Dan retired, we sold the business. In other words, we no longer have income. (Which was nice when I did the taxes! So simple!) We certainly have planned for our retirement and that isn’t the issue. It is much more the […]

Categories

So much of my life involves fitting into a category. Sometimes it is quite literal: What genre is the manuscript? and other times it is more of a vague sense when I walk into a room. For example: I recently went to a conference. Entering the auditorium I thought I was simply looking for a […]

My Life is a Meme

There was the Stone Age, the Industrial Age and the Information Age, but the only label in my mind for current times is the Meme Age. As a FB addict I see hundreds every day. Silly one-liners that instruct me in how to live. This type of instruction isn’t new.…Women have been embroidering and hanging […]

Taking Photos of my Food

There is a lot about the silly behavior of photographing and posting photos of your food on social media. I do it all the time…not only my plate but everyone else’s too. I know it’s silly, but I can’t seem to stop myself so I am trying to analyze my behavior. Here is what I […]