Sunday Stealing - "That Didn't Work"

Well, hi there! Since I can't think of anything meaningful to write about, let's get a post done with Sunday Stealing. This week's questions are called I'm Pretty Confident That My Last Words Will Be "Well, Shit, That Didn't Work." 1. First thing you wash in the shower? My face. On non-hairwash days, the routine is face, body. On hairwash days, the routine is face, hair, body. On Sundays, it's face, hair, shave underarms, body.... Read more →

Looking at the Numbers

I have three doctors that I see on the regular. My primary care doctor, Dr. V, takes care of all of me and keeps track of all my ailments and makes sure I get all the stuff done that I need to get done, like vaccines (which work, by the way), mammograms, DEXA scans, and all that. I saw him in mid-August. My endocrinologist, Dr. R, minds my diabetes. I've been seeing her by telemedicine... Read more →

Every Day Is A Gift

Oh my friends, every day is a gift. Every gray hair, every wrinkle, every crow's foot is a gift. Joe and I traveled to DC on Thursday so that we could say good-bye to our dear friend Vince. Joe has known Vince since his freshman year of high school; I've known Vince since Joe and I started dating. He was a smartass, a gourmet Italian cook, and a brilliant filmmaker. He died in late August,... Read more →

Water Water Everywhere

One week ago, the remnants of Hurricane Ida came to Philadelphia. The downpour started in late afternoon and did not let up for hours. When we went to bed at 10:30, the parking lot lines were visible, so the river was behaving itself. One hour later, a car alarm woke us up. We moved to the other bedroom, but as soon as we snuggled under the covers, the building fire alarm went off. Fire? Really?... Read more →

Currently Inked - August

August is quickly coming to a close, alas. I know there are folks who are cheering at this news; good for you! May September bring cooler temps, drier air, and lots of neat school supplies. Speaking of school supplies - this may be a bit of a stretch - let's take a look at some pens! I currently have nine inked up; I use a different pen each day to do my daily journaling, my... Read more →

Saturday 9: The Curly Shuffle

It's been awhile since I've done a Saturday 9, but I couldn't resist this one with its Three Stooges theme. So here we go! Unfamiliar with this song? Hear it here. This song is a valentine to The Three Stooges. Are you a fan? Yes. I know some folks aren't and are put off by the slapstick violence, and I get it, but I still love 'em. Here's my absolute favorite bit, totally nonviolent. It... Read more →

Taffy Visits the Emergency Vet

Yesterday started out as a perfectly nice Saturday. We had a leisurely morning, a lovely lunch at Troubles End Brewing, and a relaxing afternoon with coffee and donuts. Joe fed the cats at four, just as usual. And then, things took a turn. Taffy began acting very oddly. She ran around the house like a wildcat. We didn't think too much about that, because she does get the zoomies sometimes, but then she starting biting... Read more →

Ten June Things

Well, June got away from me, didn't it? So here are ten things about it, in no particular order, which is why I'm using a bulleted list as opposed to a numbered list: We celebrated our 41st wedding anniversary with a glorious trip to Skytop Lodge in the Pocono Mountains. (I posted a bunch of pictures on Facebook.) We ate, got massages, hiked, loafed, and swam. While we were wandering around exploring the main lodge,... Read more →

Smiling Down

Yesterday was my Mom's 110th birthday; she left us 11 years ago. Yes, I miss her. She loved us all fiercely, but she wasn't above shooting zingers at us. She graciously allowed SonnyeBoy to stay at her beach house when he started out on his law enforcement career as an Ocean City police cadet (aka Meter Man), but she had reservations about his choice of said career. "He's way too smart to be a cop!... Read more →

Currently Inked

Today I'll show you the pens that I currently have inked up. I've already posted about two of them, but you get to see writing samples now; isn't that special? Here are the pens: On the left is my TWSBI Vac 700R with the beautiful rainbow treatment. (By the way, Goldspot Pens has it in stock again, if, you know, you might be interested.) It contains a gorgeous fuchsia ink from Papier Plume called Desire.... Read more →