Cocooning

Have you ever woken up And you feel like your nerves Want to crawl right out of your skin? You want to crawl back into your Cocoon of a bed and sleep until It's all over. The pain, not life. It's rare for me these days, But on this snowy, cold day, Even with my …

De Ja Vu’ All Over Again

I feel very de ja vu' this morning. I woke up briefly before Alan went to work and I guess I had coffee and let Missy (our cat) outside, then went back to bed and didn't wake up until 9:30! As I was making coffee I was trying to remember why it felt like I'd …

Middle-Aged World Travelers, Chapter 1, Packing and the First Day of Travel

When you're of a certain age and decide to take on the world through travel, there are many things you don't know in advance.  You know you're too old to backpack through Europe and stay at hostels.  You imagine their beds are lumpy and at this point in life, you need a full support mattress. …