Musings & Whatnot

Reflections From Solitary Confinement

I believe this is week 3 of our lockdown, quarantine, stay at home, shelter in place whatchamacallit orders. I've heard it called many things but I often (jokingly) call it Solitary Confinement. How Am I Holding Up?... I'm often asked how I'm holding up because... shortly after losing both Dad and Cookie my sudden aloneness… Continue reading Reflections From Solitary Confinement

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And Then There Was One – Remembering The Boyz

Once again.... life changed forever. Catching Up... In my Rounding Another Bend On The Road Of Life post I briefly shared about Dad going to the hospital and not knowing if or when he will come home. Then, in my Dad Leaves The Hospital - Cookie Visits Grandpaw post I shared how, after leaving the hospital, Dad… Continue reading And Then There Was One – Remembering The Boyz

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2 Years Ago Today – Living Life With No Regrets

A Facebook memory popped up today and it prompted me to write about it. The memory was from January 28, 2018. At the time, I was in warm, sunny Homestead Florida visiting Nikki. Nikki, Cookie and I had just been to Petco. Pets are allowed in Petco so we took Cookie inside. He went into… Continue reading 2 Years Ago Today – Living Life With No Regrets

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Dad Leaves The Hospital – Cookie Visits Grandpaw

Dad was released from the hospital a week and a half ago. He decided to go to a local Bounce Back (rehab/ physical therapy facility) to try and build some strength before possibly coming home. There are still a lot of unknown's but we're taking it one day at a time. Cookie Visits Grandpaw At… Continue reading Dad Leaves The Hospital – Cookie Visits Grandpaw

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Rounding Another Bend On The Road Of Life

The road of 2019 had many unexpected twists and turns. At times, I thought the bumps in the road would never end. 2019 threw in a few last minute challenges at the end of the year and 2020 has decided to follow suit. Here's a little update... Cookie's Old Dog Syndrome... In my December Poodle… Continue reading Rounding Another Bend On The Road Of Life

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2020 New Year’s Resolutions – Or Not!?

The last New Year's resolution I made was back in the late 1980's. It was the only resolution I ever kept and my resolution was to never make another New Year's resolution! I don't make official resolutions but I do narrow down what I want to focus on in the upcoming year. Focus #1 - Health My Multiple Chemical… Continue reading 2020 New Year’s Resolutions – Or Not!?

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December Is Half Over Already!? Exhaustion Sets In

December is half over already and I really have no clue where the first half of it went. I've been exhausted lately and it's not easy taking care of Dad when I feel like I can't take another step (no kidding - it's that bad!). I can barely get my booty out of bed in… Continue reading December Is Half Over Already!? Exhaustion Sets In

Musings & Whatnot · Van Life

5 Perceptions About Van Life That Drive Me Crazy

Winter decided to show up way too early and it's rendered the outside air too cold to be enjoyable. So... I sit here (indoors) reminiscing about my first couple years on the road (before becoming Dad's Caregiver). I look forward to hitting the road again someday but, as I ponder my life on the road, I… Continue reading 5 Perceptions About Van Life That Drive Me Crazy

Musings & Whatnot · Van Life

How I Earn Money On The Road – Fails and Successes

I've been recovering from a simple gallbladder removal surgery that turned out to be more complicated than expected. I'm doing well, it's just taking longer than I wanted to get to my new (pain-free) normal. During my recovery there hasn't been much in terms of my usual adventures so I thought I'd share a bit… Continue reading How I Earn Money On The Road – Fails and Successes