A Christmas to Remember

This Christmas marks the third Christmas that I’ve been divorced, and I’ve learned that nothing reminds me of being divorced more than putting up the Christmas tree.  Now, hanging ornaments that were collected over 26 years marriage is about as fun as hanging a collection of dead squirrels.   “Oh, here’s the ornament my sister-in-law made […]

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The Mall

Yesterday, I walked inside Hickory Point Mall, better known simply as, “the mall.” I had intended to only shop at Hobby Lobby and then skip over to TJ Maxx, but I was curious to how the actual mall of the mall was doing. It’s not doing good.   I don’t even remember the last time I […]

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This week, marks my 5-year anniversary at DMH.  Honestly, when I started, I didn’t think I’d last 5 months, heck, 5 days, in the beginning!  I won’t get into all the details, but my department has had its ups and downs.  It’s been rough at times.  Most people don’t last long.   Sterile processing definitely was […]

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Goings Ons

In one week, the Devon Amphitheater will be open again for business. The band Kansas will be performing, and I’ll be there. The concert was planned for last year, but band members caught Covid and it had to be rescheduled. I’ll also be going to the Rick Springfield concert and a country act that I […]

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Well, It’s Something

It’s a cold, blustery late April Sunday afternoon. Yuck! At least yesterday was nice, and surely warm weather will come back and stay longer soon. It’s been pretty quiet lately. Not much is going on here. There’s my blog post. Have a nice day. Well, I’ll try to think up something. Oh, I went grocery […]

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This & That

This weekend was kind of a bust for outdoor activities, so I spent the weekend indoors resting. I had plans to go paddle boarding, but that will have to wait till next weekend. Yes, I’m prepared to fall in. Saturday, I listened to some of my old vinyl records that I hadn’t listened to since […]

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This is the first Saturday in about 35 years that has felt like the Saturdays I used to know. Maybe it’s because we always went out of town on Saturdays to visit my great-grandmother. It was rare to be in Decatur on a Saturday when I was growing up. We usually visited my great-grandmother in […]

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Willing to Work Less for a Meal

If there is anything we universally agree with at work, it’s that we all hate the grocery shopping experience. Covid-19 and the bare shelves that followed only exasperated how dreadful grocery shopping had become. Most of my co-workers order their groceries online and then pick them up. Me, I still go in person. Why, I […]

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Summer Plans

It’s another cold, gloomy Saturday. At 19 degrees, I’m stuck inside where I’m about to lose my mind. But in a few weeks, spring will be here, or at least above freezing temperatures, so that’s something to look forward to. One good thing about winter though is I have time to plan what I’ll be […]

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