The Hardship That I Am Most Thankful For…

“Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.” ― Karen Blixen, Out of Africa“All sorrows can be borne if you can put them into a story.” ― Karen … Continue reading The Hardship That I Am Most Thankful For…

San Diego, 1976-1980…and The Catalina…

Yesterday I was having a conversation with my son, who is a pretty cool guy. We were talking about my recent avocation as a writer for my blog. This week’s Finish the Sentence Friday post was written in response to the prompt, “When I was 19…” which naturally started me thinking about the events in … Continue reading San Diego, 1976-1980…and The Catalina…

When I was 19, having barely recovered from the soul-shredding angst that had accompanied turning 18 the year before…I was living in San Diego, learning about the Big. Bad. World. We lived in a rental house on Lamar Street in Spring Valley, and I drove a ratty ass old Pontiac Catalina convertible that my Great … Continue reading

On Learning Things About Your Doctor…That You’d Rather. NOT. Know.

Lucky me...pregnant for the first time at the ripe old age of 30...this was 27 years ago and I'm trying to remember who it was that referred me to my OB/GYN...probably our family doctor, who was also my father in law's best friend. Great guy...so anyway, he referred me to an OB/GYN. I had a … Continue reading On Learning Things About Your Doctor…That You’d Rather. NOT. Know.

That Was an AWESOME VACATION…

I don't think that I had realized just how depleted I was emotionally and in every other possible way after the events of this summer...thankful, but thoroughly depleted...in fact, this self-portrait by Michelangelo from the Sistine Chapel ceiling pretty much sums it up:Michelangeo Buonarroti, detail, Last Judgement, Sistine Chapel I was talking with someone this morning, … Continue reading That Was an AWESOME VACATION…