28 lessons in 28 years

On November 28th, I’ll turn 28 years old. Age is just a number to me, and doesn’t generally mean much. My papa always said you’re only as old as you feel. Sometimes I feel like a teenager, sometimes I feel like a little old lady. Rarely is it somewhere in between. Maybe one day I’ll […]

A community that deserves thanks

Last Tuesday, during the heavy rain we got, I noticed my tires slipping a bit while driving. I said to my husband that I needed new tires, and he said he’d take my car in to get them when he gets paid, which is on the 15th of November. On the 9th of November, I […]

Daylight doesn’t need saving

Now that daylight saving time is over and it gets dark at 5 p.m. every day, I have to say I don’t like daylight saving time. I know why it was created, which was to get more use out of daylight in general, but I’m not a big sunlight person to begin with. I like […]

The one where we lost a friend

I, like many people out there, am mourning the loss of actor Matthew Perry. It’s pretty much all I’ve seen on social media and news websites for a week now. It is no secret that I’m a fan of the show ‘Friends’. I grew up watching a lot of television, even just passively, and there […]


It always surprises me how few trick-or-treaters we get every year for Halloween. This isn’t a new phenomenon, and some years I’ve blamed the weather. No one wants to go walking around in a costume when there is sleet falling from the sky. As a kid I would have toughed it out, but as an […]

To read or not to read

I recently made a ‘to-be-read’ jar, full of pieces of paper with the titles of the books I currently own, but haven’t read. I didn’t count them as I was writing them down, but I can say I have a log of all of my books (probably around 500 at this point) and I’ve read […]

‘Tis the season

Now that the chilly weather is here and October is well underway, I’m happy to say I am an autumn person. When people ask me my favorite time of year, I always say ‘holiday season’ which starts in October with Halloween and goes through Christmas in December. I’ve always dressed up for Halloween with enthusiasm, […]

When a dog chooses an owner

The beginning of October marks three very important birthdays in my life. First: my wonderful mother, Tammy. She went through a lot to give me life, and then she had to raise me for a couple decades, and for that I don’t think there’s a thank-you big enough for that. I love her, and wish […]

Memories of a high school graduate

I recently had my 10-year high school reunion. 26 of us class of 2013 Richmond High School graduates sat around the park near where we all grew up with over a dozen yearbooks, talking about things that happened over our school years and laughing about some funny memories. I thought I’d share a few of […]

Life is a mystery

I’ve recently been obsessed with a free, online, daily game called Murdle. It’s a daily mystery puzzle, and anyone who knows me knows I love mystery. As a kid, my favorite cartoon was Scooby Doo. I’ve dressed up for Halloween as both Velma and Daphne multiple times. I saw both the live action movies in […]

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