Written yesterday by Regina for the 100 Word Wednesday Challenge from Bikurgurl on the Humble Word Nerd. I thought the dog lovers among our followers might like it.
I received the invitation for my youngest grandson's birthday party for this Sunday. I believe Jadon will be ten years old, but with 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, I simply cannot remember when some of them were born. I sent his mother a text to see what he likes, so that I can buy him... Continue Reading →
When someone tells me not to take something personal that is written or said about me, I know that I should do the opposite. Friends and colleagues try to save our feelings by insisting that we not consider negative words regarding our efforts, demeanor, or intelligence as a direct attack against us. But, I have... Continue Reading →
I prided myself on not being star-struck, carrying on in an obsequious way to someone just because they are famous. I have watched people nearly lose their minds when they see a celebrity, even if it is only the local news anchor. In the 1960s and 1970s, women passed out screaming for the Beatles. Underwear... Continue Reading →
Many years ago, after my children were grown and gone, I decided to treat myself to a posh night out, with dinner at one of the priciest restaurants in town and a play at the Fox theater. I knew I was in trouble the moment I crossed the threshold into the dining room, for I... Continue Reading →
I was looking at a billboard of the average credit score in our area, and it was about 661 points. Your credit score is based on your willingness and/or ability to repay your debts. I thought of how there are some debts that cannot be repaid. These are kindnesses that made a difference at a... Continue Reading →
Written for the September Writing Prompts by Putting My Feet in the Dirt: the absence of her. As I am writing my memoir, I cannot help but remember my sister. Her name was Joann, and she was the strongest person that I have ever known at a compact 5 feet, 2 inches tall. She was... Continue Reading →
Under no duress from anyone, I decided to pursue exercising again, to improve flexibility and balance. I also wanted to put some structure in my life, now that I am retired, and every day looks the same. So, even though my back has been sensitive recently, I decided to go to the local gym and... Continue Reading →