When God Shows Up, He Shows Out

There are times in my life when I feel like I’m living in some kind of fairy tale. This is one of those times. I am absolutely spinning from a fabulous weekend at my college homecoming where I reconnected with people I hadn’t seen in 30 years. It was really fun, and I found out […]

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Baby, Tell Me Like It Is: Passive Aggressive Behavior

One of my favorite put downs ( to receive) is when someone passive aggressively tells me that the reason he/she never answers my text, calls, smoke signals or other forms of contact is “I’m not a slave to my technology.” Oh, and I am? I don’t have a life outside my technology. Really?? This is […]

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Creating a Lifelong Web

The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.            ~~ William Blake Friendships are formed in the most unlikely places and in the most unlikely events. You never know when or where you are going to meet your next friend. I saw two friends this weekend in Houston that are the most unlikely of […]

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Mourning the Loss of the Newspaper

This morning I read the Dallas Morning News at breakfast. I’m on the road traveling for business, and I have the luxury of someone else preparing my breakfast and coffee, so I have time to read the paper. I don’t subscribe to the newspaper anymore. Shhhhhhhh…..please don’t tell my Daddy. I’d be disowned. We are […]

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Changing My Vocation

In 2002, I realized I was miserable in my job. I was a Project Manager for Whirlpool Corporation working on Innovation Projects. The projects themselves were fun and creative, and I met some really interesting people and did some interesting work. But, I felt really unfulfilled, and I hated going to work. I tried several […]

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Spotting Emotional Unavailability

A friend of mine texted me yesterday…”New blog topic: how to identify when someone is emotionally unavailable.” How the hell would I know? That’s the type I fall in love with over and over again. I texted back, “Haha…I would have to figure it out before I wrote it. Well, maybe I see if they […]

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Counting to Three…My Siblings

There are four of us. I have three siblings. I am the oldest. I have a sister, Susan, who is 14 months younger than me and two brothers, Sammy and Terry, three years and five years younger than me, respectively. I saw my brothers this weekend on the occasion of the death of one of Momma’s […]

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Girl Talk: Ahhhhh…Those Boys

Man Warning: the intended audience for this post is heterosexual women. You are treading on holy ground if you choose to read this! 😉 So, let’s talk about boys…men…guys…hotties…eye candy…whatever you want to call them. Men—they are that undeniably frustrating, hard to understand, totally irresistible opposite sex. After both of my divorces I went through […]

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Bon Voyage Aunt Shirley

I got a call from Momma this morning. I could tell she was in tears. She left a message and told me to call her or my brother Terry back. I called Terry because her line was busy, and I said, “What happened?” This year has been a tragic one for my family, particularly my […]

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Stitches of Love: The Quilt

Momma is a quilter. Quilting is not exactly a lost art but it is one that is rarer than it used to be. Quilting is one of those skills that was used for a very functional purpose at one time, but is now used to make beautiful pieces of art. For one thing, it takes […]

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