Sunday, June 18, 2017

Remembering Dad

My father died in 1986.  I was 27.  There's not a day that goes by that I don't think about him, hear his voice or his laughter.

He was taken far too young .

Friday, June 16, 2017

Birthday Fun

Last Sunday I celebrated my 59th birthday! It was full of family, friends and Lilly.  You can't beat that!  Where do the years go?

Monday, June 5, 2017

The Doldrums

I used to think that depression wasn't real.  I thought that anxiety and depression were a choice.  Over the past three years (since my Mom died) I have suffered from both anxiety and depression and take medication.  Whereas most people suffer from depression during the darkest days of the year mines seems to peak in early June (as my birthday is the 11th).  It's crazy-I never experienced the unable to get out of bed syndrome and now I pray that I can get out of bed during my bouts.  Fortunately my medication does work.  I don't know what I would do without it.

Do you suffer from anxiety or depression?

Saturday, June 3, 2017

An Interesting Tidbit

For those of you who read my blog Preppy 50 and Loving Lilly (which somehow got deleted by Google) you know how close my Mom and I were especially during the last 23 years.  A friend of Mom's called me today and told me that my Grandmother used to refer to my Mom as her personal Alice in Wonderland.  My Mom was beautiful and my Grandmother was in the dress business so it's a logical comment.

I get nostalgic about these things as I have such a bad body image (particularly because my Mom was so pretty and had such a good figure).  It was always drummed into my head that I was not pretty or thin.

Are you the victim of body shaming?

Friday, June 2, 2017


I value all of my friendships.  However being single sometimes I am insensitive to my couple friends having problems.  I have a female couple who live down the hall from me whom I am very close too.  However sometimes I forget that they are a couple and not just roommates.  I know that they have issues as one of them is frail.  I find that I can be overbearing sometimes and want to fix everyone's problems.  Do you find yourself in that situation. Please share.