Still here

I was recently reminded that this site still exists. How is that possible? My life has taken so many turns lately. Perhaps I should use this for therapy, A place to rant about all things. Life, politics (maybe not), people who don’t use turn directionals in their cars, stuff like that.  Maybe just the oddities that happen; like baby snakes outside my patio door or accidentally setting my toaster oven on fire.

Not sure when I’ll be back, but it’s nice to know I have a place to come to.


It’s Been A While

Hello there. So I guess it’s been a long time since I posted, so long I let my wordpress account on this site lapse. I considered letting it go completely and then realized that sometimes I want a place to share random things.

How does time go by so quickly? 2016 is a Leap Year, but what that really means is Leap Day; cause let’s admit it, it only lasts for one day. I’d like a real Leap Year. An entire year to not be responsible….for anything. No bills, no taxes, no obligations. An entire year to clear out not only the physical stuff that has taken over my life, but the emotional crap as well.

I recently started a new business adventure and although it is going rather well, my domestic life has taken a hit. I need to get back to removing that which I don’t use, want, or love out of my living space. Spring Cleaning; but not for the sake of making room for new.


Well unless it’s fabric.

home repairs · Humor · Random · WTF

WTF Files

I literally can not make this up. The roof repair people are still a few weeks away from getting my leaks repaired. I can handle that. In the meantime, it is that time of year when I look at the list of things that need to be done this year, as in last spring, and start lining up service techs.

Today, the soft water system was scheduled for its 5 year maintenance. The guy arrived on time and got to work. Due to the noise, I decided to sit on the back patio and catch up on my email. That’s when I heard it. Water flowing off the roof. Skies are clear. Why is water running off my roof? I tell tech guy, he goes on the roof, and guess what?  The drain pipe for the softener has a hole in it. Why is the drain pipe on the roof?  I don’t understand, seriously DON’T UNDERSTAND. Did I mention the roof isn’t repaired yet?

So the water guy is on the roof as I am typing this, hopefully taking care of the leak and then it starts. RAIN!  Yep, it’s raining again in the desert.

Considering canceling the electrician.

Holding on to the Pink Attitude: I think I’m gonna need it.

kindergarten · neighborhood · reunion

The Universe is Talking

Remember the wasp’s nest from last week? Made me think of my first encounter with wasps as an anxious little kid, waiting for the clock to tell me it was time to go to day-camp. My bike was ready, I was ready, my mom was irritated as I banged on the window every 5 minutes inquiring if it was time yet. My excitement disturbed a nest of wasps, I got stung, a lot, and didn’t get to go that day.

Two days ago, I was contacted by a “boy” from that neighborhood. I’m talking pre-preschool here. My family moved out of that neighborhood when I started 3rd grade. I spent the day messaging and emailing back and forth answering and asking so many questions I didn’t do much else the entire day. He still lives there, I’ve moved 1800 miles away.

Memories came flooding in. So many memories. Mostly kids being kids in the late 50’s early 60’s. Bikes, swimming, school buses, 1st grade teachers, Halloween costumes. There were some sad ones too. Kids losing a parent, kids losing a sibling, kids losing a friend.

Then there was the catch-up. What we’d been doing for the last 50 years. We’ve lived in 3 of the same towns over the years and gone to school in the same state; but outside of that first neighborhood, never at the same time. So much laughter. So many memories. Things I haven’t thought about in years. This connection re-introduced me to another “girl” from way back then and the desire to find another one.

Last night, I found myself sitting next to a lovely couple at a dinner function. Typical conversations of meeting folks for the first time, interrupted by me checking on the Cubs game. Ok, not the best dinner etiquette, but it’s a pennant series and it’s the Cubs. They are also from the Chicago area and interested in the score. Not that unusual; I meet people from Illinois all the time out here in the warm desert. Then is gets strange. She is also from the same little neighborhood and was good friends with my older sister. Seating was re-arranged and we spent the evening playing the “Did you know, do you remember?” game.

The Universe is obviously trying to tell me something; a friend reminded me if I keep listening, I’ll find out what that is.

Wonder what today will bring? And to think this all started cause I had a leak in my roof.