Blog Challenge, Family, Personal, Thinking Out Loud

A Trip Down Memory Lane

It's week 4 of my personal blog challenge here on Waxing the Turtle, and this week's prompt is My earliest childhood memory, which is both fun and challenging. I had a great childhood for the most part. My parents created a great world for us to live in, took us on vacations every year and created… Continue reading A Trip Down Memory Lane

Blog Challenge, Personal, Thinking Out Loud, Work!. Writing

The Story Behind the Name

It's week 3 of my blog challenge here on Waxing the Turtle, and today's prompt is a little easier: The Meaning of my Business Name. The only question is, which one do you want? As I mentioned last week, my first business venture was an enterprise called Lotsa Knots, a macramé business I ran out… Continue reading The Story Behind the Name

Blog Challenge, Personal, Thinking Out Loud

More Than You Ever Wanted to Know

It's week 2 of my blogging commitment here on Waxing the Turtle, and today's prompt is to share 20 facts about myself with all of you. Good grief. Finding 20 semi-interesting facts to share might take me the rest of my natural life. I had planned to post this a couple of days ago, but… Continue reading More Than You Ever Wanted to Know

Family, Fun, Personal

The Value of Summer Traditions

This weekend, my grandkids are coming for a month-long visit. It's the second year in a row they've come in the summer to spend significant time with Older Daughter and me, and we're as excited as if we were heading for Christmas morning. When Older Daughter was quite young, and her two oldest cousins were… Continue reading The Value of Summer Traditions

Entertainment, Personal

Guilty Pleasures

Guilty pleasure: I admit to liking "reality" shows about people who live in the wilderness. It's so totally NOT something I would ever want to do, I'm fascinated, especially by the women. I am a creature of comfort. I freely admit that if a hurricane approaches this area and the A/C goes out, I would… Continue reading Guilty Pleasures


Why I Think Participation Trophies are a Bad Idea

I have a bunch of things circling around in my mind that are, apparently, keeping me from working today. I don't really want to talk about them because I've made it a point to not discuss politics online, and so far I've managed to keep that vow. Recently, I stopped watching the national news. This… Continue reading Why I Think Participation Trophies are a Bad Idea

Deep-ish Thoughts, Family, Personal, Thinking Out Loud

Thoughts on an Unremarkable Birthday

It's my birthday today, so I'm in a reflective mood. It's not a milestone birthday, and it doesn't look to be a remarkable day in any way. I'll spend most of the day alone, doing unremarkable things, like working and paying bills and running errands. I've already started getting good wishes for the day on… Continue reading Thoughts on an Unremarkable Birthday


Yearnings & Gratitude

I get homesick. A lot. I miss my family, both those in Missouri and those in Utah. I miss family get togethers. I miss lunches with my sister and hanging out with my granddaughters. I miss going to the grandkids' birthday parties and showing up at the door with cake and ice cream for their… Continue reading Yearnings & Gratitude