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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

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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What Does A Covid Christmas Look Like?

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. And by that I mean it’s snowing. The trees are pretty. We’ve put up some decorations. Other than that I have no idea what Christmas will look like this year. I know … Continue reading

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Are You a Poet or a Mariner?

I’ve been pretty consumed with the US election these last few days so decided it might be worthwhile to think about something else for a minute. And where we now live, the way the sun currently sets through our living … Continue reading

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What If Your Life WAS The Adventure?

Today we closed up our trailer. Our little summer home that we have enjoyed immensely for the last five years. It was actually snowing when we awoke this morning and the weird snow-shower-sunny-rainy morning continued as we packed away deck … Continue reading

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There Is Something More Important Than Being Loved …

Indeed there is. You might think it is being respected. You might think it is being appreciated. You might even think it is being heard. I think it is being seen. I believe that being seen is more important than … Continue reading

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What Do You Mean, I Can’t Solve Every Problem?

I have a headache. My neck is sore and my shoulders are aching. My blood pressure is up again. I think my teeth hurt too. I wonder why? Do you think it might be stress? Yeah, maybe. We are living … Continue reading

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What Happens When You Live Inside Your Own Ass …

When my British Beloved and I first started dating, he introduced me to this delightful and quite descriptive phrase: “That guy is so up his own ass!” Up his own ass. I love it. Didn’t totally understand it then but … Continue reading

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How Many Selfies Will It Take To Make You Feel Loved …

This morning I read a tweet (turned into a meme) from someone named Bruxy Cavey: “Humans long for unconditional love, but market a false self to get conditional love. Hence, our true selves are neither known nor loved.” I have … Continue reading

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The Thing About Sex …

Which came first- the chicken or the egg? I know … a real conundrum. And you thought I was going to talk about sex. Actually, I am. And the big question is – which comes first? Intimacy or intercourse? Now … Continue reading

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