Another year conquered….PHEW! Something weird happened this year…I think I started aging. (At least physically, I am still mentally very immature and I don’t see that changing anytime soon.) I looked in the mirror this morning and took notice of the little things that remind me that I am not getting any younger. I know many would be horrified but oddly enough I feel so joyful about each and every one of them because they map out the stories of my life. The crinkles by eyes remind me of everything wonderful I have gotten to see over the years. Every crease shows the joy IRead More →

Sigh. I made it. My heart feels so happy as I close out my 45th year. Like every year of life, I can find lows and highs. There are moments that I wouldn’t mind erasing and there are others that I want tattooed on my memory. I have shed a few tears and have had countless hours of laughter. I have learned this past year that I am plain and simple. I’m good with that description. I am the woman who rarely puts on makeup and loves a good case of bedhead. I feel the most comfortable in jeans and pair of Converse. I knowRead More →

Something happened. It is kind of horrible and wonderful all at the same time. I am trying to find the right words to use to talk about it but I’m almost speechless. But here it goes….I turned 45!!! 45!!!!!! How the heck am I 45???? I looked in the mirror this morning and thought, “Is this the face of a 45 year old?” I guess I am showing some wear and tear but I don’t think I will ever be one of those women who “do something” about aging. (Well….I do dye my gray hair.) I started to look at my face more and IRead More →

No matter how I look at it…today I am 44. When I had my last birthday, I must say I didn’t feel much like celebrating.  We had just lost Shadoe and I didn’t know how I was going to recover from that pain.  I think of it now like a skinned knee with an old Band-Aid on it.  It doesn’t matter how you rip off that Band-Aid, it is going to hurt.  Some people like the slow tear and others like it to go quickly.  I just know that it doesn’t matter how that Band-Aid comes off; the pain of the skinned knee will stillRead More →