Hello Again My Old Friend

It’s January 3rd and I’m starting to write this at 3 a.m. So I guess that answers my question, new year same me. I stopped blogging in August after I got hit with another health hiccup. I kind of stopped doing everything involving other people except going to my monthly book club. Talking to strangers […]

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Isolation Street

I’m doing it again. Isolating. Not writing. Not engaging. Nothing is important enough to blog about, so I blog nothing at all. I’m back to being fully enmeshed in writing my novel. My YouTube channel is still the thorn in my side, like each time I have to step out of my book to create, […]

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The Reunion

My birthday came and went with a bang. The celebrations are still trickling in, actually, in the form of the twice-a-year get-together-for-our-birthdays with a couple of friends. This fortieth didn’t hit me nearly as hard as my first fortieth, or even my second. I haven’t noticed any new wrinkles. My gray hair isn’t multiplying. No […]

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The Road to Reclamation

The Road to Reclamation Tuesday concluded my seventh week of intermittent fasting (I.F.). It’s been a wild ride. I’m happy to report I’ve lost six pounds, which certainly isn’t going to break the internet but is nevertheless a steady and healthy rate of weight loss that gives me the greatest chance of long-term success. But do […]

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Stupid Society

The Super Bowl commercials this year were dumb. Usually they’re funny, or poignant, or heart-tugging. This year exactly two of them made me laugh and two of them made me tear up. That’s it. Everyone’s been raving about The Irishman. All the billboards told me it got 9 Academy Award nominations for best picture! I […]

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Supplement Yourself

I’ve always wondered if nutritional supplements work. I started on them in 2006, the year I was diagnosed, and have tried pretty much everything under the sun since. There’s no way to really know if anything is doing anything. I don’t know what’s malfunctioning in my body, giving me fibro in the first place. So […]

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Loneliness

A few years ago my husband was studying for a licensing exam and had to devote the majority of his non-working hours to cramming. He works best at the coffee shop, so after work and both days on the weekends, that’s where he went. I was already living a solitary life and losing contact with […]

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And Then I Got Covid

It was a Sunday evening in early November. I was lying on the sofa watching TV and my body was aching far more than it usually does. Shooting pains pinging against my flesh, my clothes hurt my skin and eyeballs ached. I had a gross taste in my mouth. And I was really cold. Probably […]

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