May 21, 2021 – Unclean Hands

Before I begin, I wanted to share that I received my 3rd Covid-19 vaccination yesterday. Yes, you read that right. It’s my third time around the block. I’ve been staying up on the research for immunosuppressed individuals (such as myself) and how many are achieving the desired results (antibodies) after receiving an additional dose/vaccine byContinue reading “May 21, 2021 – Unclean Hands”

May 20, 2021 – Photo

On a summer’s day several years ago, my true-blue friend (also an artist) invited me to meet up with her and do some plein air painting. We settled on a location just over an hour from where I live. This photo really doesn’t do the area justice as it is filled with history. The basaltContinue reading “May 20, 2021 – Photo”

May 19, 2021 – At a Crossroads

As my mother often says (or used to say before dementia entered the picture), “I don’t know up from sic ’em.” Seriously. I don’t know whether I’m coming or going these days. It isn’t just me, however. My husband seems to be suffering from the same affliction. We had a long heart-to-heart this evening aboutContinue reading “May 19, 2021 – At a Crossroads”

May 18, 2021 – Photo

What is it about birds that is so fascinating? I could watch them day and night and never get bored. While vacationing in Florida nearly 15 years ago, our family spent an afternoon at the beach (on the Atlantic side). It was either Cocoa or Daytona Beach, not that it makes much of a differenceContinue reading “May 18, 2021 – Photo”

May 17, 2021 – Trouble in Paradise

What is it about beautiful places that brings out the worst in people? More times than I’d care to admit to, I’ve witnessed people coming unglued and acting like animals while spending time in exotic locations (or places intended for rest and relaxation). Sometimes couples leave for destinations like Mexico or the Bahamas and onlyContinue reading “May 17, 2021 – Trouble in Paradise”

May 16, 2021 – Photo

My husband and I went to yet another park today and enjoyed the afternoon with our daughter. While sitting upon folding chairs on a grassy area near the water, and taking in all of the sights and sounds, we heard several distinctive ‘chirps’. When I went to investigate where the sound was coming from andContinue reading “May 16, 2021 – Photo”

May 15, 2021 – Revenge is a dish best served cold.

When I was around the age of 10, I got an opportunity to ride on a horse for the first time in my life. We lived in a residential neighborhood but the covenants and/or the city allowed people to keep a horse (or two) on their property. My family didn’t have the means to ownContinue reading “May 15, 2021 – Revenge is a dish best served cold.”

May 13, 2021 – Being Human

Have any of you been watching the most recent season of American Idol? Spoiler alert, I just found out that Caleb Kennedy left the show. Caleb is 16 years old and hails from a small town in South Carolina. Just a few days ago, he was voted into the Top 5. I asked my husbandContinue reading “May 13, 2021 – Being Human”

May 12, 2021 – Photo

There is nothing that remotely compares to being a parent. On one hand, it can be challenging, exasperating, painful, exhausting, heartbreaking, and disappointing. On the other hand, it can be incredibly rewarding. I haven’t accomplished much in my life to speak of, aside from my role as a mother; however, I wouldn’t change it forContinue reading “May 12, 2021 – Photo”