Is anyone just “normal” anymore?

Where is it? Is it gone forever? Does anyone have a balanced, normal, peaceful, respectful, middle ground, friendly, non whacked, non aggressive personality these days?? We have been visiting car dealerships over the past week or so and have been disturbed to find the same personality extremes in sales people that I see at school…

The Outsized Positive Impact of One Little Decision!

I made a teeny tiny decision last week that immediately improved my life.  Sound too dramatic? Well try this on for size: I didn’t give up anything, I didn’t add anything, all I did was create a shift. Let me describe my morning routine:  Get up Take the dog out Make coffee Read the news…

#1 On My Bucket List!

There I was, standing in a paper “gown,” staring out the picture window at the beautiful view waiting for my dermatologist to come into the exam room.  At one point, a fisherman motored by in his boat to pull up traps spaced along the dock.  Maybe the traps were nothing but a ruse so he…

Symptoms

It woke me up last night; the rain. As I lay there listening to it lashing against the house, the first thought that popped into my head was “thank-you God..” It has been exceptionally dry here in Florida lately, and the weeks without rain are starting to take their toll as lawns turn from lush…

“I don’t wanna grow up..”

WARNING- THIS POST IS FULL OF GENERATIONAL GENERALIZATIONS. Last night I saw an ad on TV for Botox.  The (mostly) women featured in the spot looked like they were barely 30 years old. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, botulinum toxin procedures have increased 28 percent since 2010 amongst 20 to 29-year-olds. Don’t…

Accepting limitations..

My mom and I are going to look at wheelchairs today.  Sounds awful doesn’t it.. but like anything else in life, context matters. Mom is a go-getter, but at 88 years old, your “go” starts to “slow.” There are certain malls that we don’t frequent anymore because just making it from the car to the…