WHY WE HATE JULY

I know people are going to get tired of this, but it is that time of year again when Ann goes dark. I don't mean that I'm getting too much sun. I mean I'm getting introspective and "judgy." The second anniversary of my father's death is the 25th of July, and my friend Leah passed … Continue reading WHY WE HATE JULY

BRING ON THE FIREWORKS

The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. There are flags flying everywhere you look. Plus, we get the day off from work. For those with pools, the day is spent bobbing and floating, the scent of sunscreen in the air mixing with the smokey but sublime scent of hot dogs, hamburgers and … Continue reading BRING ON THE FIREWORKS

REST ASSURED

I was thinking about death recently -because that's one of the weird things I do - and I had a strange vision of my funeral. My husband had selected the music for the service, resulting in a medley involving Rush and the Foo Fighters. That's when I came up with a genius idea: Rest Assured. … Continue reading REST ASSURED

TORNADO TOWN – DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME

Yesterday was a big day in the metroplex. We had a dozen tornadoes reported on the ground. Being at work in the downtown area, I had little clue so much drama was taking place. We DO have floor to ceiling windows on the North and South sides of the building, so I have a good … Continue reading TORNADO TOWN – DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME

DRIVER ON BOARD

Well, it's happened. My last little chick has sprouted wings (to match his cute little horns) and passed his driver's license test. Don't ask me why it took 2 years past the expected date to accomplish the task, but it did. I am not complaining about that at all, by the way. Frankly, (and you … Continue reading DRIVER ON BOARD

SIRI-OUSLY

I am having a love / hate relationship with Siri (the IPhone 4S built-in personal assistant), who genuinely TRIES to help me, but we seem to be having communication problems. Like I need someone else in my life with whom I can't seem to make myself understood. Siri  delighted me with her attempts, at first. I made … Continue reading SIRI-OUSLY

THE DIET DIARY (OR – EVERY CALORIE COUNTS)

I haven't posted recently because I've been totally focused on my new rules. Hubby announced the other day that we would be dieting. Said diet consists of alarming restrictions about food and beverages. "No drinking on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Two drink Wednesdays and Fridays." I think I blacked out about then because I have no idea what … Continue reading THE DIET DIARY (OR – EVERY CALORIE COUNTS)

REGRETS, REINCARNATION AND REALITY

Today's LetsBlogOff topic is: "If I could turn back time." I tend to get maudlin when I start thinking along these lines. I start wondering, "What if?" What if...I had continued working on the ranch in Mt. Pleasant training quarter horses? What if...I had taken a chance and moved to L.A. or New York? What … Continue reading REGRETS, REINCARNATION AND REALITY

2012, WE NEED TO TALK

Every two weeks, another LetsBlogOff topic is introduced and we scamper off to compose our responses. This week the topic is, "What are you looking forward to in 2012?" First things first. 2011, thank you for the year of recovery. We marked the one year anniversaries of the passing of my father, Bill Rogers, and … Continue reading 2012, WE NEED TO TALK

HOLIDAY SCOOP AND THINGS YOU MAY ALREADY KNOW

In the spirit of helping my fellow-man (and woman), here is what I have learned this past week. You're welcome. 1. Never trust a teenager who tells you what time your mother-in-law is expecting you. The result is arriving 30 minutes AFTER she intended to "serve." 2. An unwrapped gift will remain unwrapped until I … Continue reading HOLIDAY SCOOP AND THINGS YOU MAY ALREADY KNOW