About Me

Two years ago, I retired from active nursing after 37 years of working as an RN. I worked many different areas of nursing and loved every minute of caring for others. I was diagnosed with Bipolar II disorder and had a tough time with several medications until I was stabilized on Lamictal twelve years ago. There are still episodes of depression, (one from which I just recovered), and hypomania, but not as severe. I have several serious health issues going on, but try to live my life to fullest possible with them. There was a quote one of my friends posted on Facebook that basically relays my attitude. It said something like those of us with a chronic illness spend our time trying to act normal/well. So true.

I have always loved to write so after retirement, I wrote two books, started a Facebook account, and now started this blog. It is important to me to be a contributing member of society. (Besides, I am a little ADHD also and have to be doing something most of the time.) I am enjoying meeting new people, learning new things, and making my thoughts tangible through writing. Thank you everyone who visits and reads my entries! Hopefully they enlighten or amuse you.

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Is it possible anymore to disagree without being disagreeable?

This is in response to Fandango’s Provocative Question. I have friends in a Facebook group that is focused upon current events. I am left of center in my political views and some of my friends vary from progressive to very conservative so the conversations are always heated and thought provoking. Many of my friends are … Continue reading Is it possible anymore to disagree without being disagreeable?


Yesterday, I was talking with a friend about how I remember myself and my high school friends. I wonder if all people after 60 years of age begin to visit the past with some passion. I can see my high school friends as they were then and remember a specific outfit or snippet of time … Continue reading Changes

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