When was the first time you realized that something you wanted to do, or be, or see, or experience, was not going to be possible in your lifetime? I can think about my young female self watching NHL hockey games on TV, and understanding that I could never play in the NHL. This feeling must … More Retirement Musing #7
It’s that time again – another calendar year is ending. 2019. 2020 on the way. It sounds futuristic, like a date from one of the sci-fi novels I loved in my youth, and still like to read, although I’ve been on quite the historical fiction kick lately. Here’s the list this year: Worthy Brown’s Daughter … More Reading List 2019
If you’re my FB friend or follow this blog, you already know some things about me. I’m a retired IT consultant. A new author. But this year, I became a grandmother. I didn’t know how wonderful it would feel, how much more love could grow in one’s heart, a heart already full with a life’s … More Merry Christmas! New Excerpt.
November Doldrums are over. If you read that post, then you know I struggle with getting through this dreary month. But today, Happy American Thanksgiving, and welcome to fun December. Here’s what I accomplished this month – it did seem to go by faster than anticipated (doesn’t life always?) I did get to babysit my … More November Doldrums – Not!
Well into year 3 of retirement, I’ve settled into a routine. Get up early. Earlier than I thought I would in retirement, but I am a morning person. Make coffee and breakfast. Watch the news. Work on my blog, or my next book, or a short story. Go to the gym (downstairs in the condo … More Retirement Bonus #Staycation!
Exciting news to announce : To all my friends, especially military brat friends, especially dog lovers! But really, anyone who enjoys heartwarming short stories about animals. Fresh release of “My Hero Dog. Stories of How our Dogs Have Helped Shape who We Are” contains 23 short stories, all authored and generously contributed by military brats, … More My Hero Dog
Does anyone else have favourite and dreaded times of the year? I’ve always said that November is my least favourite month. It means that summer is for sure over, no more chance at a freak heat wave, and snow can realistically be expected at any time. There’s a greyness to the month that I dread. … More November Doldrums