my life

Christmas Finally Arrives

Honey tells me the whole thing began a week or two before Thanksgiving. It actually started when I finally fulfilled a promise made two years ago, and had the picture window in the kitchen replaced. The seals were gone and the space between the panes had developed permanent condensation and you couldn’t see through it. […]

Never finished… that’s where life stands right now. Everything needs a little piece of me and ultimately nothing ever gets finished. I have eight paragraphs of writing completed, none actually related to the others but I have nothing finished that I can share with you, my loyal reader. This is the only excuse I can […]

Pilates Have Nothing On Ceiling Fans!

The kitchen project continues, and yes, I am aware that it started in November. It took a week after our return for Honey to get out of ‘holiday mode’, and back into ‘home reno’ mode again. The countertop has been templated and arrives in 15 days (professional installation). To Honey’s relief her new cupboards passed […]

I usually only take holidays once a year. The rest of my year is spent on the job with my only time off being weekends. A weekend is not exactly the same as a holiday because it is just a short period of time and I never really get into the spirit of being away […]

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When you deal with depression the most mundane things can make you happy or sad. You hear an old song on the radio and it reminds you of a time from the past, the nostalgic wave that you feel is the result of some kind of endorphin being released in your body. This chemical reaction […]

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The clock ticks ever closer to my escape to the beaches of the Dominican Republic. This year will mark the third meeting of The Los Gringos Refugee Club and the first reunion of the victorious forces from The Siege at Los Gringos, as not only will Ginger and The Earl be there but Rock and […]

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500 Words or Less

In June I have nothing to do. Things at work are slow. Things at The Playa are slow. There are no birthdays or special occasions happening and life has a pace that is like a gentle stream moving slowly from sunup to sundown. Guess what?? This ain’t June! Work is hectic and time consuming as […]

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Decision making is not an art, it’s a gamble. Even if you think you are making a good decision based on solid information, it still is a gamble when the time comes to decide. I make decisions all the time that are good and bad. I never intend for them to be bad but sometimes […]

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There are not enough hours in a day.   That statement applies literally to the annual time change in the spring, the clock moves forward one hour and suddenly the day has only twenty-three hours. In the fall the reverse happens and suddenly the day has twenty-five hours. You would think that it would suck […]

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Winter Project

It was a Tuesday if I recall correctly when it all began. That may not be quite accurate since the conversation had been going on for a couple of months and had started to pick up steam recently, and preparational materials had been arriving in the house over the last few weeks. But that Tuesday […]

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