Prince Albert in a can!

Guess what? I’ve created a new diet for myself. I’m calling it the canned foods diet. I guess it’s rather self-explanatory. I’m not wanting to only eat canned foods. Technically, I don’t care what I eat if it’s healthy. But I’ve realized that canned foods are affordable, healthy (I’m trying to get BPA-free cans), andContinue reading “Prince Albert in a can!”

A bad day to be a safety girl!

So, yeah, two things have occurred today that show me that I care more about safety than other people do. I’m a total safety girl, always have been. I don’t like feeling anxious, and fortunately anxiety is rarely an issue I have. But anxiety aside, I’m HUGE on safety. It makes me feel better, becauseContinue reading “A bad day to be a safety girl!”

Sibling discord and the friends versus acquaintances issue.

Dear Amy: So many of the questions to your column involve family members — often siblings — who are locked into their own drama or estranged from each other. As you’ve noted, often these estrangements carry on through generations. My family has sibling drama, too. When my kids were small, my husband and I startedContinue reading “Sibling discord and the friends versus acquaintances issue.”

Oh my… incompatible?

Dear Amy: I’m a doctor. I am on the front lines treating covid patients. I have watched the cycle of fear, sadness and guilt when I tell a patient they have tested positive. Then again, watching the family go through their cycle of denial, anger and sadness as I give them the phone call thatContinue reading “Oh my… incompatible?”

What lies beneath.

DEAR ABBY: I’ve been dating “Karl” for five years. We live separately. I thought our relationship was pretty solid until a recent health scare. A few days ago, I had a severe allergic reaction to something I ate at dinner. When I realized how serious it was, I immediately rushed to the ER. (I hadContinue reading “What lies beneath.”

Exhausted!

Well, I’m in a good mood, but I’m emotionally and mentally hungover. Emotionally from getting bad news from my former employer, and mentally from writing the 3-day novella. About that: I reached my same word count as last year: 17,400 words (rounded). Go figure. Unfortunately, I’m seeing some comments on social media indicating that myContinue reading “Exhausted!”

A freefall into dietary failure!

I’ve taken some measures to “force” myself to follow a certain diet. Namely, I spent a small fortune on grocery items from Amazon that should keep me on the straight and narrow. Oddly enough, it seems to be working so far. But what I have to commit to is never going to the local pastryContinue reading “A freefall into dietary failure!”

More alterations to my diet!

So, I’ve modified my diet in a few more ways. It’s been a constant process of figuring out what works best. I used to eat a square of dark chocolate after every meal (the stuff works great as an appetite suppressant), but that became a problem, because–go figure–I fell in love with the stuff. IContinue reading “More alterations to my diet!”

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