It’s one of my favorite days, riding day. Right now I only get to ride a few times a week but if I had my way, my bed would be in the stables. I love to ride. I love my guy even if he is kind of an ass and got himself punished for badContinue reading “GidyUp”

Not At All

I work at home and it’s the time of year when our weather turns to open the window weather. Once or twice in this season it might be too cool but otherwise my windows are open. I can always hear the kids in the neighbor yard swimming in their pool – no matter what theContinue reading “Not At All”

Heartache Medication

I’m a late comer to country music. Which is crazy because all of my uncles and especially my grandfather, the ultimate patriarch, loved all things country. I can see him now in his elder years (he died at 97) in his dress shorts with dress socks, a ten gallon Stetson and his cane hobbling overContinue reading “Heartache Medication”

Colder Weather

I like the cold. I know that’s an unpopular sentiment. My SO from the NE is one who would spend every day at climates of 100 degrees and climbing. Maybe because I was raised in the deep south, I’ve had enough of hot weather. I like seasons and warm drinks and the brisk feel ofContinue reading “Colder Weather”


This is the word my grandmother would use for what essentially we call depression. However for her and her generation it was much more encompassing and often much less weighty a matter than maybe it should have been. To them it was a passing fancy something you shook off with some activity or a mentalContinue reading “Melancholia”

To Each Their Own

My eldest child is not a reader and it kills me softly a little bit every time I have to say this, hurts like a heartache. Yet, it has always been this way. This child struggled for a long time with reading comprehension, still does. They never pick a book up to read unless theyContinue reading “To Each Their Own”

Something New

I want to write something different. I can’t say it won’t have a romantic tone because I’m a sucker for the human element. But something outside of the genre so to speak. I’ve tried before and actually won a short story contest (years and years ago) for a suspense piece. A year or maybe moreContinue reading “Something New”

30 Day Habit

Well I made it 30 days writing a blog piece. I’m really at 41. I meant to write this at post 31 but this is me. It’s been an interesting journey. I started strong, faded, have wanted to ditch the idea but I’m still going. It’s a time effort, sometimes, oft times, time I don’tContinue reading “30 Day Habit”


I’m back on the wagon writing this at 5:11am. Like clockwork, my insomnia has kicked back in. It took a break during the Christmas holiday when I slowed down and some of the responsibility got to slide a little. Now it’s back reminding me I still have reasonably young children I need to guide intoContinue reading “Bootcamp”

No Cake For You

Dieting, the quintessential New Years resolution. It’s a merciless cycle for most of us faced with this issue. We all exist at various levels of disquiet with our appearance. Even those wholly sure of themselves, there’s something telling in their blatant narcissism, some random bravado they are using to tackle the world with the approvalContinue reading “No Cake For You”