“Helpful” suggestions

I am getting pretty sick of hearing about how the diet someone is on is going to cure everything that ails me. Please understand that I am not annoyed with people who tell me about what worked for them, and suggest that it may be worth looking into. Nor am I annoyed at people who . . . → Read More: “Helpful” suggestions

Healthcare

Whoa – I feel as if I have been kicked in the gut. The republicans passed their healthcare bill (calling it a non-healthcare or tax credit bill seems more appropriate), and I feel like I have a target on my back. I am getting up there in age (okay – I am old), I have . . . → Read More: Healthcare

Grateful

Today I have decided that I am just going to be grateful. I am not going to worry about things in the future – worrying won’t help anyway. There is plenty of uncertainty in my life, but isn’t that true for everyone? I am not going to fret about what we will do about this . . . → Read More: Grateful

We are all one

Here is what I wish the whole world would remember: we are all one. This is true. What hurts one hurts us all. When you do that dirty deed to someone else, it is going to come back to haunt you. It may be years down the road, but eventually you will pay for it. . . . → Read More: We are all one

Be on time

Today I am going to talk about being on time. It’s really important to show up when you say you are going to. I am not talking about being there to the second of when you say you will be. I am talking about being within a reasonable amount of time. What is reasonable? Well, . . . → Read More: Be on time

Company call lines

I have been on the phone with several companies this morning, and I am once again at the end of my rope. Will companies never understand the meaning of the word ‘normal?’ If I hear a disembodied voice say “We are experiencing higher call volumes than normal,” every time I call, then these higher call . . . → Read More: Company call lines

Do what you say you are going to do

Please think before you speak: do not offer to do things you are not going to do. Even if your intentions are good, you probably know whether or not you are going to follow through. And even if you intend to follow through, if there is any doubt at all, please don’t say anything. You . . . → Read More: Do what you say you are going to do

Speeding

It’s been several weeks since I have written – I was pretty sick, and then we went away for a week. I hate to say it, but I totally spaced this blog until this week. So here we are, back again…

I was driving home from an appointment on a nearby island, and it was . . . → Read More: Speeding

Stop judging

I think we should all decide to stop passing judgment on others. Other people get to make their own decisions and their own mistakes, and we can care deeply about these people but we do not get to make their decisions for them. We can support them as much as we can, and we can . . . → Read More: Stop judging

I am sick

Wow – I don’t think I have been really sick – like in bed, it’s hard to move, have a fever, etc. – for 2 years. Guess it caught up to me now. I am miserable as can be, and I don’t remember how to be this way. I think I am going to spend . . . → Read More: I am sick