Menopause Turned My Bedroom Into a Brothel

 Image: Jannino Kemprung via FlickrYes, peri-menopause is making me a changed woman. It is doing things to my body and brain that I never knew it could. It is also changing my house. How? Well,  it's because menopause is transforming the bedroom into a brothel. But, not in the way you would think....more
@AngelaMBarra Nancy_Reagan Rosehip oil??? I will research that! Who knows, I may end up with yet ...more

How do you define "ultimate sacrifice?"

When thinking of our military, the statement “ultimate sacrifice” conjures up thoughts of dying in the line of fire.For those of us not wearing the uniform, that truly does seem to be the ultimate sacrifice.As a military wife and mother, “ultimate sacrifice” sends a blood-curdling chill down my spine.Just this past week, my husband’s unit suffered an ultimate sacrifice, but it was not what anyone would have suspected....more
Baking In A Tornado Whether it is military service or a loved one/child moving away, you truly ...more

The Reasons I Cried on Mother's Day

I feel rather silly admitting this, but I cried on Mother's Day.Apparently, it really hit me how life has changed.I cried because I am missing my dad, even more with each passing year. I missed the excitement of being a kid on a holiday, all excited to go see relatives that I thought would live forever. Then, I cried because I missed my grandmothers, great-grandmothers and my great-aunts. ...more

What Is the Value of a Minute?

"Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute." - Albert Einstein...more

True Confessions of a Not-So-Famous Blogger

In the very wee hours of the morning, as I was mulling over (and over) a few blog post ideas that were swirling around inside my head, the proverbial light bulb clicked on and I was faced with the realization that I am not your average blogger.This all began at 5:21 a.m. this morning, when I woke up to write the words to a poem I have been working on all week. I have never gotten out of bed to write something down - ever - but I will do so from now on....more
Kim Tackett I totally get sitting on a post for a month!!! It truly is a journey, and I keep on ...more

This Is Why I Won't Unfriend You

"I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend." - Thomas JeffersonSomething has been really bothering me for a while, and I have to just unload....more

Keeping the Fires Burning - Against All Odds

“Keep the fire lit in your marriage and your life will be filled with warmth.”-Fawn WeaverThis past August, my husband and I celebrated a milestone in our lives - our 30-year wedding anniversary. Three decades! Over 10,000 days being married. I'd calculate the hours and days, but that may overwork my calculator!...more

Love Will Keep Us Together???

"Love will keep us together." - hit song by The Captain and TennilleThirty-nine years. And it is over.My heart is breaking for Captain and Tennille, (Daryl  Dragon and Toni Tennille) who are divorcing after nearly four decades of marriage.Anytime I hear of a divorce, my heart breaks a little, whether I know the couple or not. And the longer the marriage, the more my heart aches....more

Good manners and social media

"If you can't say something nice, don't say nothing at all." - Said by mothers everywhere, to include Thumper's mom in Bambi.I remember, several years ago (okay, really, it's been decades), my youngest brother and his pal were teasing a kid behind his back. My mom overhead the two, and asked my brother, "How do you feel, knowing you could be the reason someone is crying in their pillow tonight?"How's that for a "make-you-think" moment?...more

To the gal who almost side-swiped me...

You probably don't know this, but you almost took me out this afternoon. Your passenger-side mirror was one inch from my driver-side mirror. Yes, I was in my own lane. You, my dear, were not.I understand that sometimes we drift, and get it back together after a near-miss. Sometimes an animal runs across the road, and we react to avoid hitting it. Or a driver in the opposite direction looks like they may hit us head-on. So, yes, I understand all that, and I am forgiving....more