A funny thing happened (again) at the hairdresser..

I’m sorry, I’m showing my age..did I say hairdresser? I meant stylist.. regardless.. Here’s the problem..these trips to get “styled” are mentally exhausting and I am never blown away (haha..😉) with the results. It’s not her fault, it really isn’t..it’s me.. but regardless (again), this entire process is becoming way more existential than it should…

30 Minutes..

I had seen her before and said “hello” but clearly that wasn’t going to be enough this time around. “What’s your dog’s name?” she asked with a big, happy smile, “Can I pet it?” “Her name is Daisy” I responded, “sure you can pet her, but I’m going to stay back a bit so we…

Blessed with an awful memory

My 89 year old mom has been struggling with her memory as of late. People’s names are becoming a particular problem and it frustrates the heck out of her when she can’t recall one she should know..like the name of her doctor. “Mom,” I always remind her “it rhymes with Costco..” but she just can’t…

Oh the tangles..

Weeks ago I read a compelling article about continuing education for the sake of continuing education… learning just to keep learning.. working the brain simply to keep the brain working. At 58 I figured I’d better make some cognitive investments so that I will hopefully still be firing on all cylinders when I’m 68.. 78…..

When to graciously exit..

And suddenly, there we were..again..right back in the drive-thru lane of the Chick-Fil-A. “What are we doing??” I asked my husband who had one hand on the steering wheel and the other deep in a (forbidden) bag of hot, salty fries. “I missed my exit..” he mumbled as we both burst into laughter. Hey, navigating…

What I learned this week..

#1- Carpe Diem because life can really suck when you get old. Sometimes you reach this grey zone of inverse realities where the daily fight to stay alive keeps getting harder while the reasons to continue battling keep fading. Nothing too much you can do about it except live the heck out of every healthy,…