Results for "Snap out of it"
Snap Out of It!

Snap Out of It!

Her Good Advice Endures In the mid-1990's we met, and this character's demands,  SNAP OUT OF IT, still proves wise counsel in my autumn's garden season of life. Scowling and primly attired; her hands on hip; her command resonated. More than two decades later, Mary...

Outlining a Life

Outlining a Life

  To write a story of every woman, without casting myself as the heroine, or bad apple occupies my imagination, especially when I am out walking. I imagine a few great opening sentences, but then I realize I can’t develop any of them without sounding like I'm...

Brace Yourself

Brace Yourself

You’d better brace yourself, today, I tell myself as I strap on a well-used back brace. Of course, the old back isn’t the only thing that needs a bit of support these days. In an autumn’s garden there’s always an occasion to give myself a pep talk, or ask a cautionary...

An Open Window Kind of Day

An Open Window Kind of Day

If I could put weather in a bottle, today’s weather would be a good choice. It was an open window kind of day for sure! The past several days would also be keepers. What startles me is how many of them I can take for granted, and how fast they go. Fast forwarding is a...

Better Than a Session on the Couch

Better Than a Session on the Couch

I knew it was time to do a little gardening the other day; I could no longer pretend the spring’s plants were not an eyesore. What was all comely and colorful the beginning of May was so bedraggled and wilted, that I averted my eyes every time I went in and out of the...

Headlines and Personal Examples

Headlines and Personal Examples

A Personal Headline Of all today’s headlines that upset me, here’s: The Queen missed the opening of Parliament . . . this is was a big headline for me!  The U.K.'s Parliament opens for the first time in six decades without the queen Throughout my life she has been a...

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