Norie, my black cat, loves to be involved when I am doing anything around the home. Changing the covers on the bed has always been a favorite with her. Here are some pictures showing how we work together like a team(?). Well at least we have fun. … More This is the Way We Make Our Bed
Please read https://joyful2beeblogs.com/2017/06/20/the-death-of-many-dreams/ to give you the background on how our marriage began to crumble. Inescapable Once I realized things were not as they should be, I didn’t know what to do. Taking our son away from his father didn’t seem fair to them. After a major yelling match I told my husband that I … More Finally I Woke Up
I am writing this to try to help others see patterns of behavior of my husband’s and myself that contributed to the crumbling of our marriage. By the time I knew there was something wrong with him, it was too late. If you see yourself or your spouse in this story, get help. Listen to … More The Death of Many Dreams
We are all afraid of something. Fears sometimes originate from stressful or traumatic events. Some may be learned from parents. By giving fear power over our behavior and lives we can lose clear perceptions of life and the world around us. Fear can cause varied reactions like withdrawal, tears, screaming, and even fainting. Overcoming fear … More What Are You Afraid of?
This is the second letter to my younger self in an effort to understand who I am now better and perhaps to help someone else do the same. Hello, young Elaine. You have an exciting life ahead of you in school. You get your first taste of what it is like to live in the … More School: The Place to Learn about Opinions
Finally I have a life without guilt. Let me explain. From early childhood through a large part of my adult life guilt has haunted me every day. No, I was never evil or did anything terrible to be ashamed of. It started in early childhood. I was a very conscientious little girl. I tried to … More A Boatload of Guilt
Cats are amazing creatures. I have two in my life: Norie, a black personality-loaded pantherette and Sister, demure, sweet-natured grey tabby feline with white legs. My two cats are in some ways like having two husbands! They give me affection, share their time with me, make me laugh, make me feel like I am … More Life With Two Cats