“You learn something from everything”- is that so?

Lately, I’ve been experiencing a wave of impatience towards everyone. and everything. Personally, I tend to blame Covid -19, though let’s face it- I don’t go out much anyway and have a zero tendency to get close to people. Maybe it’s the age issue- I tend to blame everything bad I do on my age:”what …

How I became an optimistic pessimist.

“An oxymoron (usual plural oxymorons, more rarely oxymora) is a rhetorical device that uses an ostensible self-contradiction to illustrate a rhetorical point or to reveal a paradox.” (Wikipedia) After many years of focusing on developing expectations- followed by an equal amount of years sent dealing with the disappointments – I believe I found the middle road: I simply have no expectations. Actually- that’s not …

What about those avocados?

  I always thought avocados were for those skinny people that need nutrient and fat dense foods, because they don’t get enough calories.  Well- I happen to find calories wherever I go, no problem there, thank you very much.  This is why I was never a big advocate for avocados. But-  I changed my mind …

Were our grandmothers right?

My grandmother was something. She could make people squirm with her casual cross-examinations, and always- always -always- had the upper hand , at every discussion. I used to tell everybody at work that she was my mentor when it came to interrogating people on the witness stand. I loved her with all my heart. She …

Embracing the nerd within me.

I know a lot of people who have tattoos. some even have many. Some are very close to me- 2 of my kids+my partner have them- the above picture is the tattoo my son had in honor of our beloved dog, Sirius, who passed away a few months ago. (still brings tears to my eyes …

How I stopped complaining.

I don’t particularly like complaining. Doesn’t necessarily mean I don’t do it- but I don’t enjoy it. I decided on my 50th birthday that I am not about to spend the next 50 or so years , going on and on about things . Either I can change the situation-or I can’t- either way- what’s …

Perfecting my on-line grocery shopping skills!

I know- Pfizer+Moderna+Astra-zenica+ more labs are on it- soon everybody will be happily hugging sweaty people they barely know, and everything will be back to normal. But- Us introverts, have believed in social distancing since the stone age, certainly before Covid began, so we needn’t change our non social habits just because vaccinations are in …

“Tell me lies, sweet little white lies”. (not Mac, Fleetwood).

white lie: (Merriam Webster) Definition of white lie : a lie about a small or unimportant matter that someone tells to avoid hurting another person.example:”He told a (little) white lie as his excuse for missing the party”. A few days ago I heard a Fleetwood mac song I didn’t know , so it’s only fair that I should keep …

The introvert’s best friends.

I live in a rural village. Pastoral.  Rustic. Serene. well-not exactly. I am surrounded by neighbors that aren’t exactly big fans of peace and quiet. While I seem to have an acute problem with noise.  I am fully aware that they are the “normal people”‘ I am the problematic one +that I sound like an …

The perfect pea protein!

If you are vegan/avid health freak/ curious George- than you couldn’t have escaped the pea protein craze. Evidently, a lot of vegan protein powders are made of, mainly , pea protein. So- I thought to myself-( I do that a lot. it’s definitely a good thing to befriend yourself, especially in times of social isolation- …