A LITTLE PORCH THERAPY

With the April sun shining brightly and a cool breeze in the air, I realized that I was overdue for a little porch therapy. So, with lunch in my hand and “Silent Charlie” following close, we sat down and took a break on my screened-in porch. This is the place where time seems to standContinue reading “A LITTLE PORCH THERAPY”

RUNNING ON EMPTY – How An Introvert Refuels

It’s Wednesday and I am definitely running on empty. Tired, blah and just plain unmotivated. I don’t have these days often, so it usually catches me off guard. Rather than give in to a “pity party”, I’m going to refuel! How’d I Get Here? How I got here is no surprise! My calendar has beenContinue reading “RUNNING ON EMPTY – How An Introvert Refuels”

THE YELLOW MONSTER CALLED POLLEN

South Carolina has begun to bloom and that means that the yellow monster called pollen has awakened! Just like that, no notice, no warning, just fine yellow particles covering everything. You go to bed with no pollen and wake up the next day to a colorful surprise! The Evidence During the last week, there wereContinue reading “THE YELLOW MONSTER CALLED POLLEN”

ARE YOU A GOOD RECEIVER?

The Christmas Season is here and gift giving is at its prime; however, are you a good receiver? No, I’m not talking about football, but how well do you receive gifts? “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” Maya Angelou I think most everyone is familiar with the adage “it is betterContinue reading “ARE YOU A GOOD RECEIVER?”

A THANKSGIVING BLESSING

As I pondered what to write for my Friday post, I decided to do something a little different – a post on Thursday! A Thanksgiving Blessing is where my heart landed. As the Thanksgiving Holiday approaches my heart is touched by the many emotions that come with the gathering of family and friends. For some,Continue reading “A THANKSGIVING BLESSING”

BIRTHDAY WEEKEND IN THE MOUNTAINS

Well folks, another year and another birthday weekend in the mountains is in the books! Spending my birthday in “my happy place” is the perfect gift, no wrapping required. In addition, the weather was spectacular and although peak leaf season had passed, there was still quite a bit of color left on the trees. ArrivalContinue reading “BIRTHDAY WEEKEND IN THE MOUNTAINS”

ADVENTURES IN HEALTH – A LITTLE BOX OF BUSINESS

I’m sure you’re wondering what kind of adventures in health have been occurring. And, what could a little box of business mean? Well, let’s just say that the least favorite health test for women over 50 came due! Ya know the “C” word – colonoscopy!! So, I am going to be honest and admit thatContinue reading “ADVENTURES IN HEALTH – A LITTLE BOX OF BUSINESS”

HALLOWEEN, HOA’S AND PRESCRIPTION REFILLS

Halloween, HOA’s and prescription refills have dominated my week. Let me add that none of these things were on my schedule. However, all of these things took on a life of their own. You just can’t make this stuff up! Let me first give a disclaimer that this post is totally self-indulgent. I am completelyContinue reading “HALLOWEEN, HOA’S AND PRESCRIPTION REFILLS”

ARE YOU TEACHABLE OVER 50?

Are you teachable over 50 is a question I sometimes ponder. I have met so many lovely people who are missing out because they don’t believe they can learn to do things differently. John Maxwell says that “No matter how much I know (or think I know), I can learn from this situation.” Sydney HarrisContinue reading “ARE YOU TEACHABLE OVER 50?”