No Particular Topic

It’s been a while since I posted. I really did intend to post more often, but time somehow just keeps flying by and I get nothing important done and have very little to say. I thought I would just ramble on about things I’ve been doing.

I have had a lot of lower back pain and it’s making me cranky. Full disclosure: I was already a cranky old lady, but this gives me an excuse! It’s so annoying when your body ages and you start losing the ability to do things that used to be so easy to do. It feels like I’m being erased slowly, one thing at a time. I guess that’s life.

I have been attempting to write poetry again. I used to write a lot of it, but life got so busy with, well, life and I didn’t have time. I am fond of short poetry forms, so I’m writing a bit again.

I’ve also been listening to a lot of music. I was fascinated with Jackie Evancho’s early singing career. Such a lovely voice. I haven’t really heard anything about her lately, though. I also like Matt and Savanna Shaw, a father-daughter duo. Such lovely voices. Mostly, though I have been listening to Kpop. My daughter has been a huge Army (fan) of BTS for a couple of years. I recently saw a video pop up on Youtube and decided to watch it. I loved it! I started researching them and found I am a fan. I am now listening to other Kpop music as well. I’m not a fan like I would have been as a teen, but I have an appreciation for the talent and hard work that goes into being an Idol. The songs are really pretty great and have messages that I can relate to.

I have been reading. I am currently on book 6 of a cozy mystery series by K. E. O’Connor. It’s the Holly Holmes cozy culinary mystery series. I have really enjoyed cozy mysteries.

Well, those are the main things keeping me busy lately. I hope you all are happy and well.

New Career Path?

Before my little brother became ill with cancer, we talked a lot about starting a business together. My entire family has struggles with social anxiety, so we tried to come up with a mostly online type of thing.

Side note on social anxiety: I love to talk and want to talk to people. I do, it’s not like I can’t. But, I always feel very awkward and stutter and stammer over words. If there are too many people around, I start to freak out and want to leave. At the same time I almost crave being around people. It makes absolutely no sense. My daughter says she feels the same.

Okay, back to what I was talking about. I always thought it would be fun to have a small second-hand store. I love going to those places! Another idea I had that just popped into my head was a clothing store that is designed for older women. I said I would run the physical store and he could handle online orders and web creation. I knew it wouldn’t really happen as I don’t think you could make enough money on just clothing for older women, (even though I’m older, I’m not entirely sure what specific clothing that would be) but it was fun thinking about it. I even had a name and a jingle for the store.

Granny’s Britches!

What a name, right? My brother laughed so hard at that. Then, I sang him my jingle.

“If your clothes all need stitches, why not shop at Granny’s Britches?!”

Those were good times and great memories. Not long after that, my brother was diagnosed with cancer, again. It was his second time. He was in remission for 25 years from the first time. He went downhill fast and less than a year later, he was gone.

I had a dream about Granny’s Britches a couple of nights ago, and I keep catching myself singing that jingle! I smile and then I cry.