Just Starting My Penance

It’s a holy time of year for Christians around the world.  The days of denial and penance are ending while prayers for protection continue. I admit I pray a lot and hopefully, that makes up for the fact that I didn’t fully ‘give up’ what I planned to ‘give up’ at the start of lent…

Who’s Who?

I am not politically active. I know that ranks right up there with ripping on pet owners who name their dogs “A Rescue”, but it’s the truth.  Maybe it’s because I didn’t pay close enough attention to my 9th grade civics teacher or my 12th grade Problems of Democracy teacher who always wore a sweater…

Need Help, Not a New Hair Color

There’s been a lot going on in my neck of the woods over the past couple of months.  Now that I think about it, ‘Neck of the woods’ is a funny phrase and I probably shouldn’t be using it.  I don’t live near the woods although recently, I’ve wondered if I should. The big going…

Thinking I Know, Knowing, and Not Knowing

I went to an event where there were people whom I knew and others that I didn’t.  I found myself in a precarious situation that involved thinking I know, knowing, not knowing, and panties in a bunch. Let’s begin with the panties. There absolutely is no reason to get your panties in a bunch over…

A Fabulously Funny Snicker: Not Alone in My Crankiness

The outside temperature where I live has been extremely hot over the past week or so.  Add in some high humidity and the conditions for outdoor activity are less-than-favorable.  I get cranky when I have to move around outside in the heat of the day.  Apparently, I’m not alone. I got up early one morning…

Almost My Underwear

As much as I do not want to write this next sentence, I have to because it’s an essential part of the story. Without it, there is no story. So here goes. The other day I went shopping…for underwear.  While shopping, things got a little personal. For some reason, nearly every time I go into…