Useless Discussions

“You said . . . “ “No, I didn’t. I said . . . “

Do those words sound familiar? I hate to think of the many hours my spouse and I spent trying to convince each other of what we heard the other say or that what the other claims we said was not […]

How Important is It?

One of the things that my husband used to do that tightened my jaw and neck muscles was to leave debris in the kitchen sink. Now, he’s a very tidy fellow, but a clean sink does not make his list of priorities. I have to admit, I let him know it bugged me. Naturally, […]

Accentuate the Positive and Eliminate the Negative


You’ve got to accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative . . .

These are the lyrics to a song that set my fingers to snapping when I was a little girl. The words soaked in and became a key guidepost for my life and for helping me stay in the happily-ever-after […]

Staying in


My husband and I are watching the 2014 Winter Olympics on television. We especially enjoy figure skating and ice dancing. We cringe as we watch USA figure skater, Jeremy Abbott, two-time Olympian, crash into the boards in a failed attempt at a quad jump. We grimace as he writhes in pain for about […]