Stretch! said the Balloon Lady

and rise to Life! I’m just an unconventional 50+ gal who insists on living a life I love. Pick a lane? No way. This brief blog is me trying to get into the semi-regular habit of writing something. I’m excited to see where this will lead!

I Wish Everyone Received Notes Like This!

There is absolutely nothing quite like receiving a lovely note or comment from someone. Of any age. Whether complimentary or constructive criticism, that someone actually takes the time to do it is always encouraging to me. It makes me feel like everything is sunSUNsun and I’m walking on clouds! (Claire’s note is in yellow and […]

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When Do We Feel Most Loved?

It’s when people show up. Michelle Kuo

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Where Are You, Bowzer…?

Hmm, I wonder where my Bowzer the Schnauzer is? (Sometimes I feel like covering my head, too.)

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Just Because You Have Four Chairs…

three plates and six cups is no reason why you can’t invite twelve to dinner. Alice May Brock

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Clocks Get Set Ahead 1 Hour

UGH. I’ve never been a fan of Daylight Savings Time here in the Midwest. In this day and age I just don’t understand why it continues. Double Ugh.

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Let’s Be Real Together

Women. Let’s be real. Together. It takes no small amount of bravery to speak your truth, show your real face, display your messy counters, talk about how you get through pain.In our sharing the plight, we strengthen our fight.As a woman who has successfully created a business in an untraditional industry, as a mom who […]

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The Right Shoes

My Dream…having good knees enough to wear stilettos… …My Reality…these sturdy clogs make my knees, and thusly me, feel like a million bucks! Ain’t no staircase high enough!

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Whatever you’re meant to do…

…do it now. The conditions are always impossible. Doris Lessing

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Kids Say the Darndest Things

Me to Little Sister noticing she has an accent, ‘So where are you from?’ Little Sister: ‘We’re from Georgia.’ Little Sister laughing because my wearable electric pump sounds funny. Big Sister: ‘Why are you laughing?’ Little Sister: ‘Because her machine made a farting sound.’ Big Sister: ‘Don’t say fart, say pass gas. It’s nicer. Everyone […]

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Rat Race

The trouble with being in the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat. Lily Tomlin

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