I am doing the best that I can

I often feel that I am just not living up to what I should be living up to. I feel like I “should” be doing this, or I “should” be doing that. Maybe the issue is that I really don’t know what it is that I am supposed to be living up to. Or maybe . . . → Read More: I am doing the best that I can

Don’t say it if you don’t mean it

Yes, it is a pet peeve of mine. Please don’t say things you have no intention of following through on. Don’t tell me, “We need to get together for coffee and to catch up – I’ll get back to you with a date,” and then disappear for years. I know things happen that make it . . . → Read More: Don’t say it if you don’t mean it

It is what it is

Things aren’t going exactly, or even remotely, how I expected they would go as I got older. I am having to adapt more and more to my circumstances. This does not make me a happy camper.

I am trying to take things as they come, and learn to do what I can do and let . . . → Read More: It is what it is


I am trying to find a contractor for something, and it has really made me realize how important setting expectations is. When someone tells me I can expect something in a week – I expect it in a week. If that person then does not get back to me for 2 weeks, or, heaven forbid, . . . → Read More: Expectations