boxes · moving · musings · packing

Packing Once Again

I dream I am artist, painting in vivid colors the wrapping of treasured belongings in tissue, gently placing each item in a secure nook, guaranteed to be undamaged in an upcoming move. That is a dream. Reality is more of a nightmare when it comes to packing, moving, relocating, and deciding what stays and what… Continue reading Packing Once Again

Decisions · lazy · musings · spring · Taxes

Ah, Back to Laziness

Taxes have been filed, for most of us, and that means spring is really here and summer is on its way. I’ve always taken a deep breath after I’ve filed my tax return, relief flooding through my veins like a cold gulp of iced tea on a hot day. A burden has been lifted, or… Continue reading Ah, Back to Laziness

Christchurch · killings · musings · New Zealand · violence

Peaceful and Peaceloving New Zealand

Mass killings, white supremacy, hatred, violence, and New Zealand in the same sentence? Impossible. Or so I thought. They can’t be allied in my mind. They are disconnected, words unrelated to each other, yet linked in headlines around the world after this week’s terrible shootings at two Muslim mosques in Christchurch, N.Z. How can bloody… Continue reading Peaceful and Peaceloving New Zealand

aging · being · growing old · musings

Act Your Age

One of my favorite bloggers, who writes honestly and insightfully about aging, recently noted we glorify older people who are active, those who at 70 or 80 are romping around like 40 year olds. As a society we want old folks to not act like ‘old folks’, but instead run, dive, explore, walk, bike, swim,… Continue reading Act Your Age

Flu · flu shots · inoculations · shots · vaccinations

Weekly prompts–Flu Shots

Oh, the old flu shots. An annual ritual guaranteed to stiffen your arm or put a hitch in your get-along if you dropped your drawers for a hip injection. I usually get the shot in my arm, and even when I don’t feel the prick of the needle by the next morning it is difficult… Continue reading Weekly prompts–Flu Shots

Balance · Linda Hill · musings

Balancing on a SeeSaw

Balance is the prompt for the Just Jot It January 25 challenge, and here is my humble contribution on the topic I know little about. See what others said about Balance. There is a good chance they know more than I do about the subject. https://lindaghill.com/2019/01/25/jusjojan-2019-daily-prompt-jan-25th/#respond When I think of Balance, I mentally see a… Continue reading Balancing on a SeeSaw