A Lot Like Monk

My husband and I love watching re-runs of “Monk,” the chronic OCD detective who can solve all his cases despite his many quirks.  After about the fiftieth show, I sat there wondering why I was drawn to watch someone with so many OCD problems.  It is definitely...

Finding Rest

After much procrastination, my husband and I decided to bite the bullet and buy a new mattress.  After some sticker shock (gone are the days to get a new mattress for $900), we shopped and bought.  Like two kids at a candy store, we couldn’t wait until the new “gift”...

Who Do You Trust?

Fall is my favorite season of the year.  Cooler than the summer months, it gives me a reprieve from the hot Texas summer with time to enjoy family and outdoors.  There was a cool fall breeze last night as I enjoyed two games at two different softball tournaments with...

Fear Not

Labor Day officially ends the lazy, hazy days of summer.  It’s the last chance for many to enjoy a long weekend, family trips, cookouts and concerts.  I’m in East Texas relaxing and taking many naps and deep breaths.  This is my chance to get a break before what many...

The Hardest Thing I Have To Do

  I’m like cement.  Once I’m “set,” I am rock hard.  That’s my nature … to go in a direction and not veer from it, no matter what.  That’s why “letting go” is so very difficult for me and may be for you, too.   Letting go of the past...

Proof

  There’s a new TV series out that’s drawing a lot of attention.  The story line involves a billionaire who hires a cardiologist to help prove there is life after death.  Naturally, the title of the series is “Proof.”  It’s proof this billionaire is looking for...

Commitment

I love stories and especially love movies. I’m a sucker for anything romantic. Among my all-time favorite movies is Jerry McGuire. Can you guess what my favorite line is from that movie? (Here’s a hint—it’s not “Show me the money”).  If you guessed Renée Zellweger’s...

Letting Go

            When I retired at the end of 2014, I thought “letting go” happened all at once.  I had let go of 16 years of going to and from work … it was a routine.  Little did I know I’d be letting go of something all the time.  Every day...

Scars Seen and Unseen

I’ve had my share of surgeries during my lifetime, especially this year.  I have the scars to prove it.  Healing does come over time, physical scars do heal, diminish in size and visibility, and eventually you are back to normal, at least physically.  This week,...