Don’t startle Lola while she’s driving

One of the northern things I have never gotten used to is cleaning ice and snow off my car. Some mornings Mike will defrost the car for me because he knows I won’t remember and will cut it too close to get to work on time. This morning I was driving up the highway and passed a car that was […]

picky mantel

Except for Christmas, seasonal decorating has been a pretty low priority. But I see that people are reluctant to defrock their houses. For good reason. We’re heading into the most miserable months of the year, plus a pandemic. I decided to put a little more effort into decorating for January/February. I wasn’t the only one feeling this way, judging by […]

resolution

Can I be real a second? In 2021 I will remind myself daily that there’s nothing admirable about telling myself and others that I feel stressed, old, overweight, and exhausted. In other words, tearing myself down for fear that someone else already has that opinion of me. Or glamorizing overwork and fatigue to display that my work is so important […]

Sweet routine

This morning when I took Buffy on her walk a garbage truck about half a block ahead of us honked its horn. I didn’t see any cars around but when we approached the house where the truck honked there was a little boy in his mother’s arms looking excitedly out the window. He was excited to see Buffy too but […]

happy nuu-nuu!

I need to be able to think out loud, not just craft my online persona, and I need to stop associating the value of my thoughts with likes and shares.

Ferret Chase

Wouldn’t “Ferret Chase” be a good name for a historical romance character? For instance, the cute and mischievous best friend of the aloof love interest? The creator of farcical situations by which our two meet-cutes are forced to admit their feelings for each other? As it stands, Ferret Chase is what I call a recent encounter with a nocturnal creature. […]

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