I FIGURED OUT MY SECRET!

I have been asked so many times over my 50+ years, how do I manage to stay happy and keep going?  The last four years I have been struggling with the answer to this question.  While driving my Grandson to another Therapy appointment, I came upon the answer:  DON’T DWELL!    I began thinking about … Continue reading I FIGURED OUT MY SECRET!

“Darcy, We’re Not In Kansas – Yet” – or The Tornado Trip

Well, those of you have been following me should know enough about my past to know there is damage.  The fire of 2014 was the worst.  July 29, 2018, comes in a pretty close second – F2 Tornado. The whole trip was wicked.  We have a huge living room window that I judge when it … Continue reading “Darcy, We’re Not In Kansas – Yet” – or The Tornado Trip

How Did This Happen?

Sneaky sisters and exercise tactics.

Are Small Towns Just Big Families?

I was at our local Walmart the other day. It was about mid-morning, and I was in no rush. I got to the checkout aisles, and there was only one checker available (they are trying to push us into the automated ones – yuck!). I was just about ready to start unloading when a weathered … Continue reading Are Small Towns Just Big Families?

Will You Wear Purple Now?

I stopped making big bedspread size works years ago.  I would find the colors I liked, or that I thought a friend/loved one would like.  Then I would spend months crochet or knit it together.  When done, everyone seemed under-whelmed. Yes, they were grateful, but the darn thing had exhausted me from completing (or even … Continue reading Will You Wear Purple Now?

WERE YOUR FOLKS BRILLIANT?

My last post got me thinking about my parents a lot.  They supported us in so many ways, especially in ways that we never even knew.  The last bit of my last blog talked about why I do not do major alcohol.  This was formed by my parents and a well-played evening on their part. … Continue reading WERE YOUR FOLKS BRILLIANT?

CAN YOU FEEL IT?

It’s out there.  You cannot see it.  You cannot taste it.  You cannot touch it.  But you can feel it and you know it’s there…. THE HOLIDAYS ARE COMING – EEEEK!!!!! I get both excited and scared at the same time.  If I did not have custody of my grandson, it might not feel so … Continue reading CAN YOU FEEL IT?

DO YOU KNOW THE SECRET ART?

I don’t say this to sound like you are a beastie that sits behind doors and jump-scares your kids.  I am talking about doing something (or things) that your kids will go: “MOM??!!”  (You do have to drag out the “o” part with the sound of “ah” to get the full effect.), once you have … Continue reading DO YOU KNOW THE SECRET ART?

DOES FAILURE HIT YOU LIKE A LEAD BRICK?

I’m not sure exactly when or how it happened, but I turned my fear of failure into an anger to make it right.  I do not seem to concentrate so much anymore on the fact that I failed, but more on the where did I go wrong and what can I do to fix it. … Continue reading DOES FAILURE HIT YOU LIKE A LEAD BRICK?

DO YOU HAVE A BLACK MARKET IN YOUR COMMUNITY?

This question came to me under some unusual circumstances. I grew up with depression-era parents.  They did not like to discard anything.  If we did not need it, a family member or friend might; so nothing was thrown away.  Well, in keeping with this family tradition I tried to donate my grandson's car seat to … Continue reading DO YOU HAVE A BLACK MARKET IN YOUR COMMUNITY?