Auntie Again

One of the absolute best parts of my life is being Auntie M to my brother’s two girls. No matter how terrible of a mood I am in seeing them just makes me focus on them, not on me or my troubles, and it is all so much better in an instant. I remember my…

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12 days and random thoughts

12 days until I am back in sunny Florida again. It never gets old really, I could go back every weekend, or stay there for months. This time of year I am tried and grumpy with New England weather. Even if it is not snowing, it is dark, dirty looking, and cold. DG was back…

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Unexpectedly Good

This week has been much calmer than last week. My (new) boss is on vacation. Any corellation? I think so. I had a great talk today with my (old) Director. We have always been on a professional level but over the years we have become close in conversation, and she was great to me last…

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Forget the Last 14

I would like to forget the last 14 days at work. I am at my breaking point at work. I appreciate the vote of faith that people had in me to promote my to the position I am in. I mean really, how can anyone complain about getting two promotions in one year. I can.…

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Need a Place

I need a place to write. To write about how I feel, the good and the no so good. It seems that in today’s social media society everyone is expected to put a positive spin on everything. I do believe that a positive attitude can help almost anything, but I also believe in being real.…

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Decorating Defunked

I know what I like when I see it. I love different styles, but I have no idea how to put them together. Right now I am trying to make the front room more of a useable office space. I have a desk, and I have a filing cabinet. They match. But decorating? I feel…

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In a fog

What a day for a Monday. Rainy. Foggy. Twisty Turny. That was my day. Sigh. Somedays are just better than others. Some struggles figuring out the new dynamic at work – nothing tragic, it was just “one of those days” Communication seemed all backwards; the harder I tried the worse it got. So I stopped…

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Sunny Sunday

After two days happily cozied up at home I have to admit I was getting a bit of cabin fever and decided to venture out today. I am very lucky that my landlord is incredibly nice and took care of all the snow removal. Kona and I took our morning walk and went up to…

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