Married to the love of my life for 34 years. Love my 3 great adult kids, my 2 wonderful sons-in-law, and our 3 lively grandchildren. Working at a perfect part-time job for me - editor and writer for a construction industry blog. Very happy to see this re-boot of Open Diary, where I made such fun online friends many years ago.

Latest Entry

Aging Parents – Mom has a “note!”

January 7, 2019
Holiday’s went very smoothly including the gathering at the skilled nursing facility that my father-in-law was living at that weekend. All gatherings progressed with peace and harmony. Seriously, Hubby and I had so much fun! The best for us was the start of our Christmas weekend on Friday Dec 28 ...
Continue Reading...

Recent Entries

  • ok ok just dipping in…
    December 28, 2018
    Christmas-f#=holiday about to commence tomorrow.  Hubby and I are fine for whatever/whenever.  Don't matter. There will be drama.  I just saw Sleepy Gene's title and without reading, this may be more of the same. (did not read yet!) Thought about complaining about my in-laws.  Good drama, but may...
    Continue Reading...
  • He sees you when you’re sleeping
    December 26, 2018
    He knows when you're awake.  Creepy lines even for me as a kid when I "got the joke"! I LOVE  keeping the mystery of Santa alive.  I have no idea how well (and if) my daughter is doing that with our grandkids. Hubby and I have had a lovely Christmas with church on Christmas Eve…
    Continue Reading...
  • Going Offline
    November 8, 2018
    Heading out early (too early!) tomorrow.  Going away from all the sadness, obligations, decisions, family asks, etc... Hubby and I have rented a monohull for two for the next week in the BVI.  Couldn't have come at a better time. We just finished helping Hubby's Dad out of his house in east Texas...
    Continue Reading...
  • GBW – music
    September 24, 2018
    I have been privileged to be part of Girls' Beach Weekend over the years.  I am now officially in charge, including gathering the 2018 GBW song list contributed by each attendee.  This year, as I bug others to submit their songs, I have not yet finalized my own selection.  Here are my top 5 (in&h...
    Continue Reading...
  • #32 Should have believed my Dad
    September 20, 2018
    TOTW#32: If you could go back to your formative teen years, what advice would you give your teenaged self? What would you tell yourself to do or not do, or to become or not become? I would tell my teen self to NOT listen to my boyfriends every time they went against my Dad.  In…
    Continue Reading...
  • Still dealing with aging parents…
    August 17, 2018
    I can't wait until I have time to write a totally fun entry!  I have those also - trust me!  Hubby and I recently got away from our aging parents for a whole week with family (where WE were the older generation) at an all-inclusive resort in Cozumel - the same family-friendly resort where we…
    Continue Reading...
  • Still dealing with aging parents…
    August 17, 2018
    I can't wait until I have time to write a totally fun entry!  I have those also - trust me!  Hubby and I recently got away from our aging parents for a whole week with family (where WE were the older generation) at an all-inclusive resort in Cozumel - the same family-friendly resort where we…
    Continue Reading...
  • Almost off the grid
    July 27, 2018
    Upcoming vacation looming which I am damn sure taking as it was planned and reserved well before Mom fell and transitioned all of us into a whole different place. Listening to George Duke. Still have so much to do tomorrow, my last day before we unplug.  Have not finished unsorting/reading all of...
    Continue Reading...
  • Do I Love You?
    July 10, 2018
    I don't know where Mom will end up.  If she does not try, she cannot go back to live in any place she wants to live.  Her dementia is hindering her progress since she cannot keep her mind focused on long-term goals. Here is an email I sent to my sister as I waited with…
    Continue Reading...

Search Entries

  • Use dropdowns or search terms above to find entries.