Could I Have a Do-Over?

Well, this New Year started off a wee bit off-kilter for me. I came down with a cough and a little congestion right before the clock struck twelve. Great timing. Since I filled myself with immune builders it could have been a lot worse. Instead, it dragged slowly on and I shared it with myContinue reading “Could I Have a Do-Over?”

The End of Another Year

I’m sitting here, typing, and listening to Surfing USA by the Beach Boys, in the middle of my country. You just can’t take the beach out of a Jersey Shore Girl. While contemplating the beginning of another year I must reflect on the last year. There. Done. Now on with the new. We had ourContinue reading “The End of Another Year”

A New Thing

As a child I was encouraged to be creative……sort of encouraged. My mom was a creative person, but her way of encouraging me was to have me watch John Gnagy, our version of Bob Ross. She bought pads and pencils and I was left to figure out if I was able to draw or not. ThatContinue reading “A New Thing”

The Journey Begins Part I My Scottish Journey

I have always had a love for  Scotland. I think it began deep inside from my ancestors, I’m convinced of that, or I choose to believe that. My mother’s grandfather came from Paisley, Scotland when he was a young boy. I never knew him but the few times she mentioned him it was always inContinue reading “The Journey Begins Part I My Scottish Journey”

Js in My Life

The last fews days have taken me into remembering. Remembering times of community with great people. Times where you feel like your family grew to Walton-size or Osmond-size. Times when you felt like you belonged to a family that you always wanted yours to be. Accepted. Loved. Known. The first memory was triggered by aContinue reading “Js in My Life”

Friendship

Friendship is good. We all need to have friends and especially the ones that “get us”. Those kindred spirits. The ones where a spoken word sometimes isn’t necessary, they just know. There are so many levels of friendship.  Some refer to you as their best friend but you hardly know them and somehow they thinkContinue reading “Friendship”