Tag: Humor

The Hills Came Alive

I could feel it; I just knew. It was in the air. The atmosphere was ripe. I was filled with anticipation. There was no preventing anything. It was just a matter of time. But, I digress. Let me begin at the beginning. Some of you may remember we got on the wrong trail last weekend–it…

The Delightful Mistake

In all the years we’ve been hiking, we’ve never seen a more beautiful trail bursting with wild flowers, and we’ve never experienced the following. The week we visited Hawk Mountain Trail, Mr. Hospitality told us about Coffin Mt. Trail, asked if we’d been there. We hadn’t, so this was the weekend, and we found it…

Is YOUR Name On The List?

When did your love of writing begin? Are certain people responsible? I’ve been thinking lately about how mine began. The presentation of Auntie Hazel’s flashy script and grandma’s heartfelt poems filtered down through dad (both links lead to Sass and Vinegar, a tribute to two creative sisters who loved wordplay). I figured my interest came from dad’s…

Sometimes, There Are No Words

“If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane.” Robert Frost One day recently my husband and I ran errands. Several stops later, after visiting mom, buying groceries, looking at furniture, we headed home. I walked in the door, took off my coat, looked down and saw a laundry sheet hanging out of the bottom…

Retirement–Day 9–Lessons From My Cat

It’s Retirement–Day 9–and while my body understands what happened, I’ve noticed a cerebral hitch in my get-along. I can’t relax. I’m wound up tighter than a __________. You may fill in the blank. Be kind. I’ve mentally cut people off this past week. I’m not sorry. I want them to stop talking. I’m nearly choking…

Retirement–Day 4–Relapse

OK, are you sitting down? I had a relapse yesterday, but the way I figger, all was not lost. Let me explain. Everyone had scattered, the house was eerily quiet. With my current mental state, it’s probably not wise to leave me alone. They may later need to reevaluate their behavior. While the hubby prepared…