Have you ever ghosted someone or been ghosted? I have on both counts. This article touches on a subject that is more complicated than presented. There are several possible reasons for ghosting that aren’t listed. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/stuck/202108/7-reasons-why-even-close-friends-could-ghost-us Firstly, if I haven’t heard from someone in a while, I message them. Facebook has an algorithm that makesContinue reading “GHOSTED”
Have you ever been met with an inconsistency that defied explanation? My husband and I once bought a case of packaged drinks that claimed to contain 100% fruit juice. But when we opened the package, the individual cans said they had “Natural Flavoring”. We were intrigued! So my husband called the 1-800 customer service numberContinue reading “QUESTIONS”
I’ve discovered there are two types of people at the dog park: The ones who are horrified that you don’t do something about your dog’s disgusting behavior, and the ones who say, “Don’t worry. They’re dogs, and that’s what dogs do.” Finding the middle ground with wisdom is my goal. Presently, our dog Dandy hasContinue reading “EMBARRASSED”
My husband thinks I’m beautiful inside and out.Those words, which surprised me, make me want to live up to them. Click here for a story on how to be an “Eight Cow Wife” (or Husband). https://journeytojoy.tv/eight-cow-wife/ The world can be a cruel place. People you trust can hurt you. Loyalty can be nonexistent or misplaced.Continue reading “BEAUTIFUL”
Recently, I joined a group on social media geared toward aging gracefully.
Getting a little freaked out here. Yesterday before church a ceramic mug fell out of the cupboard and shattered when it hit the countertop. My puppy almost chewed a piece of glass before I yelled at him to drop it. This morning, this measuring cup broke in the sink as I was filling the coffeeContinue reading “FALLING”
I’m not so old I don’t remember my younger years. I remember them like they were yesterday, and I remember my fears and plans and feelings. You always hope to use what you have learned to help the ones who come after you, but for some reason, they want to learn for themselves in theirContinue reading “CONNECT”
Trust is precious and pure. It’s there from the very beginning of life when a babe looks to her parents for care and love. If eroded away by circumstances, dishonesty, manipulation and mistreatment, it’s very difficult to get back. I think that’s the world we live in now, and time after time our instincts proveContinue reading “TRUST”
Sentimental Saturday: I have a long-ago memory of when I was in first grade. A little boy in my class had the freshest, most beautiful, clean-smelling clothes, and I would discretely sniff his shirt while standing behind him in line! 😁 Because this was back in the nineteen sixties, I imagine his mother used bleachContinue reading “LAUNDRY”
It really isn’t optional.