HELLO! It’s been a while. Why? (Shrugging emoji!) Excellent excuses follow: Just couldn’t figure out what to write during COVID. So I didn’t. Retired from the bank 12/31/2020! I have more time now. Finally finished writing my book! Say WHAT? What Book? Stay with me… Whew! This puppy took parts of three years for me… Continue reading Long Time, No Blog Posts!
Practicing Help Thanks Wow Bobbe White – 8/02/2020 I asked a friend to recommend a book that had been helpful to her during a tough time as I needed an idea for a struggling friend. She sited Anne Lamott’s bestseller, “Help Thanks Wow: The Three Essential Prayers.” The ironic thing is that I had given it… Continue reading Practicing Help Thanks Wow
Good Friday Morning! I didn’t mean Good Friday, exactly, or is it? In psychology circles, we call this, “Reality Orientation” and some of us a really struggling with simple things, like, “What day is it?” SHORT BUT SWEET post today readers. My pinky is impaired. Yesterday I joined a sorority called “Phi Slamma Jamma.” (See photo.)… Continue reading WTH? (Where’s the humor)
(Not now, any time). It’s not cost, space or lack of serving pieces and dishes. Now, that I’ve inherited Mom’s pieces, we are more than equipped. It’s because we have a noise problem. Her name is Lily White, a black Lab with a persistent personality. She’s a beggar. It’s Jeff’s fault, not mine. He claims Lily… Continue reading Why We Can’t Have Dinner Parties
For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Jeff, the other side of Bobbe. She asked me to write a guest blog. I assume this first time request was in disguise of her saying, “You’re bored. Leave me alone!” The Times Are A-Changin’. In so many small ways, this damn virus is changing lives.… Continue reading America Has Changed (and it’s a a big hairy deal.)
The OG of eternal optimists, Dad had a great outlook on life. Sometimes too much so! Sometimes, I’d want to say, “Mediocre down, Dad, mediocre down!” He had oodles of life experiences – some life threatening, but his attitude carried him through most of them. Irvie didn’t do well without answers. He’d really be struggling… Continue reading You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know
Unusual times call for connecting with your bunch! (ElleGee Design: illustrator) Feeling a bit on edge and a little (lot) scared? Are you claustrophobic at home already with nowhere to go? Even Lily White, the black Lab, is confused, “I need my space!” She growled. For now, it’s our new normal. And we are the… Continue reading Stay Connected: it’s a pretty big deal
When we assume certain things about a person, you know what happens!
When irony occurs, It’s both amazing and amusing. I’ve received several benefits and insights from that missed haircut last week. Go figure. Mistakes have a way of providing those things. First, Kris, the stylist, was gracious about my no-show. How does he do it? I’m not sure if I could be as forgiving. This a… Continue reading Aftermath: the forgotten haircut
I considered some New Year’s resolutions. Then I thought, “That’s stupid. Just make better habits.” That’s all resolutions are: better habits. Here’s my Happy New Year habit proclamation to all seven people reading this post: “I will be punctual for appointments. If not on time, I shall be early!” Simple. Everything’s written in my… Continue reading Other People’s Time. It’s a Pretty Big Deal