Author Archives: Chrissy

BIRTHDAY BLOG UPDATE

Every evening, before we go to bed, I like to ask Russ “What was the best thing about today?” It’s a good way to end the day, thinking about and discussing the positives of the day. So today, on my … Continue reading

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WE GO ON

Three Wednesday nights ago, we were agonizing over the decision we had made, but Squee was still with us. So, tomorrow morning, it will be three whole weeks that he’s been gone. My mother always said it took three weeks … Continue reading

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LIFE OF SQUEE AND THE EMPTY NEST

Squee lived with me his entire life. Well, he spent the first six weeks at a cat shelter, but after that he came into my family for sixteen and a half years. In 2002, while Mary was doing her high … Continue reading

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MY WORLD IS GETTING SMALLER…AND I LIKE IT!

For most of my adult life I’ve practiced the art of “de-junking” to one extent or another, but in the last few years my interest has really picked up, as evidenced by multiple photos I’ve taken of all the stuff … Continue reading

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HOW TO GET FROM WHERE I AM TO WHERE I WANT TO BE

As I have been organizing all my papers for scanning (more on the whole scanning project in my next post!) I ran across a journal entry I made in February 2016 which still strikes me as highly motivational and inspirational. … Continue reading

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BEST CHICKEN SOUP EVER!

A while back, before Mom died, I went for a visit and she served me the most delicious homemade chicken soup I had ever eaten. (And I come from a large family that included two Polish grandmothers, so that’s saying … Continue reading

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TEN THOUGHTS TO KEEP YOUR SPIRITS UP IN THE AGE OF TRUMP

When I started this blog, I said I would not talk about politics. Because these days politics is so divisive. Right? So I have studiously avoided writing about politics, and in the end I’ve found that the end result of … Continue reading

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A TRIBUTE TO MOM

On my previous website, I’d gotten into the habit of writing a tribute whenever someone significant in my life died. I guess it was a way for me to remember them, and also mark the end of an era. My … Continue reading

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NEW YEAR

So today is January 1, 2018, and I feel like I should do a year-end review of 2017 and make plans for 2018. But somehow my heart isn’t in it. I guess I’ve spent too many years doing reviews and … Continue reading

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COLD WEATHER

I love cold weather. Sometimes in the middle of the heat of Summer, I feel like I’m not really alive, or at least not really awake, because I’m in a holding pattern, waiting for the cooler weather to kick in. … Continue reading

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