Category: Musings

Guest Post: Language (2015)

Hola blog readers! I’ve been discovering pieces that my husband wrote in years past that, since he is no longer a regular blogger, would be fun to share (I have his blessing, of course), so I thought I’d kick off with this passion piece where he discusses his love of words and language in general…enjoy! ‚ÄúThere is plenty of evidence…

5 Things to Stop Doing – NOW!

A few months ago, I was mentioning to a hiring manager – a CLIENT – over the phone that I would be out of the office for several days because we were celebrating my husband’s 50th birthday. He then actually had the nerve to “joke” with me that my husband was “robbing the cradle”, and when I calmly mentioned that…

My Brain (a guest post)

One extraordinary series of events in 2017 is that my husband has started talking more openly about his traumatic brain injury and how it has affected his life, from who he is to how he thinks to where it presents obstacles he never had before it occurred. I am so proud of him for talking about this and in turn…

Three Things This Holiday Season…

Happy holidays to everyone out there! The snow is coming down in Portland on Christmas Eve, my husband was let off work early, just as I was visiting him to deliver homemade espresso truffles to he and his team, I took him on my annual grocery store ‘goodwill’ mission, passing out gift cards at Safeway to people with lots of…

Blogger Award (thanks C!)

Thanks to Cynthia at Making Peace With the Wrong Side of 40 for this blog award. As requested… 1 Name and thank the one who nominated me (see above) 2 Give a brief history of my blog (2008-present, started as I prepared for the death of my father, took me through several post-divorce years, showing my evolution as a woman,…

Ho-Ho-Holidays? Whatever you want ’em to be…

…Christmas in the 1970s… “For many, Christmas has morphed into a consumer driven, rum punch soaked cornucopia of excess spending and false cheer. I was tired of being a part of that and honestly, I wanted to end the year with more money in my pockets than when I began.” ~ (source) “We just decided we’d rather spend half as…

Standing at the Crossroads (i.e., grow or die)

“A woman looks back at her life and ponders where she has been and how far she has come. Now is the time when she grieves the loss of any unrealized dreams she may have had when she was a young woman, and prepares the soil for the next stage of her life.” ~ Christiane Northrup, MD, on perimenopause (from…

Nine Years…and still truckin’

Nine years. NINE YEARS! How did that happen… This month marks the beginning of my 10th year as a blogger and I am still stunned at the time. Beginning as a way of working through my father’s death, talking about the relationships and events of the day that were affecting me, moving into a true eco-focus, talking about Stumptown life,…

Three Days

On Monday we have made the decision to bid farewell to our dearest pup Ruby. We’ve discovered a massive tumor in her belly this week which, along with her Cushing’s disease that is now in its advanced stages, is causing her what can only be tremendous pain. She is now bandaged up and cuddling up with Dan as I write…