Toe Envy, An Epiphany

I had a pedicure the other day.  So relaxing.  It’s the nicest little luxury I give myself.  I go in with tired feet and chipped, funky nails and come out with smooth massaged feet, beautiful toenails and a restored soul.  Or soles, ha ha. But during this last pedicure, I found myself admiring the toes … Read more

How To Find Your Soul Mate Without Getting Scammed

What Is A Romance Scammer? The Wikipedia definition of a romance scammer is: A romance scam is a confidence trick involving feigning romantic intentions towards a victim, gaining their affection, and then using that goodwill to get the victim to send money to the scammer under false pretenses or to commit fraud against the victim. … Read more

Ultimate Widow Dating Guide

Hello ladies!  I have been dating for several years now and I’ve had this idea knocking around in my head that I should write a guide to let you all take advantage of the lessons I have learned through experience.  I am not a dating expert by any stretch of the imagination, but dating can … Read more

Do Bugs In Your House Wig You Out?

Do bugs in your house wig you out? Me too! Bug extraction was always my husband’s job.  As a widow, that job is all mine.  Generally, I have a “live and let live” philosophy about bugs, but there is something about those creepy little things crawling around at night that completely wigs me out. Why … Read more

Tips For The Woman Living Alone

  When I became a widow, I started to live by myself for the first time in my life. It was not a joyful time like moving out of Mom and Dad’s house. Instead of feeling like I had reached a milestone in life, I felt more like I was being punished. I was overwhelmed … Read more

How To Chill Out

CHILLING ON THE CAPE Ah, vacation…a glorious week on Cape Cod, referred to as just “the cape” to us here in Massachusetts. I packed a bag, grabbed my big jug of Carlo Rossi, and got ready to chill. No weeds, no housework, no projects, things I can’t do anyway with my foot in a boot, … Read more

Widow Hacks, Life Does Not Have To Suck

  Ok, you’re a widow now.  What are you going to do about it?  I have been a widow for almost 2000 days.  I know that because I just asked Alexa. That’s 5 years and counting.  Holy Crap.  Some days I feel sorry for myself and some days I feel damned proud of myself.  But … Read more

9 Reasons Why DIY is Good for Your Mental Health

9 Reasons Why DIY is Good for Your Mental Health         In 2016 I became a widow after 48 years of marriage.  Suddenly I was in a brain fog and everyday activities felt overwhelming.  Other than “putting one foot in front of the other,” I had no idea what to do next … Read more

Are you cursed by perfectionism?

I love music.  All kinds.  However, I realized recently that whenever I mention my love for music, I add a qualifier;  “I love listening to music, but “I am terrible at identifying the band” or “I used to play the piano but I am out of practice now.” After saying these words to a friend … Read more