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Writing is therapy. Wine is therapy. Writing while drinking wine is the best therapy. Reading while drinking can also be fun. Thanks for stopping by. ~Vickie

When It Is Time To Anthropomorphize Your Emotions

Anthropomorphize: to ascribe human form or attributes to (an animal, plant, material object, etc.). My beloved uses this term a lot when discussing biology (his field of expertise). Specifically, when I try to accredit our dog with human feelings and … Continue reading

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The Incredible Reinvention of BB!

BB is my friend. BB retired a few years back and, what with a grown child and no grandchildren (yet) plus a husband who still works, BB had to figure out what to do with her days. She is a … Continue reading

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Are You Willing To Be Led By The Universe?

In my last blog I wrote about signs from The Universe. Do you believe in them? Are they real and true? Are you paying attention? But what about being “led” by The Universe? And by that I mean tossing away … Continue reading

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Do You Believe In Signs From The Universe?

One morning last week on my walk, I saw a fox. Not once but twice. The first time he strutted right in front of me (crossing the road), turned to me and smiled, like “How you doing, baby?” and kept … Continue reading

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Do You Believe In Unconditional Love?

After many weeks of pondering this question I have come to the conclusion that my answer is … No. I do not believe there is any such thing as unconditional love. Unless you are Mother Theresa (only alive). Then there … Continue reading

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What Did You Say (I Mean – Tweet)?

So now we’re in another lockdown. A state of emergency lockdown. Shit’s getting real. Well, my shit has been pretty real ever since last March because I take all of this shit seriously but now there will be dire consequences … Continue reading

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I Hereby Resolve to Leave Everything Unresolved

Oh my, the pundits have been busy these first few days of 2021. And by pundits I mean my friends on social media. The smart ones. The ones who share sage counsel with us regularly, reminding us to keep our … Continue reading

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Why It Is More Important Than Ever to Live “Forward”.

Just the other day I was feeling all verklempt. As in – overcome with emotion. Oddly, I was thinking about German Christmas carols which makes the word verklempt even more appropriate. You see, I was contemplating the retirement of traditional … Continue reading

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Just a Tiny Blog About Christmas Songs

I love Christmas music. I start listening on November 1 and truth be told, I have a few favourites that stay on my phone all year long. Those Grinches who purport that November 1 is “way too early” to hark … Continue reading

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The Year Christmas Came Late …

It was December 1992. The year that my Christmas belly-full-of-jelly was about as big as Santa’s himself. Except my belly was full of baby. However, the only bells that were jingling were the ones on the blood pressure monitor. The … Continue reading

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