Gratitude Reboot

It’s funny how negatively can sprout from the smallest seed without us even realizing its burgeoning presence. I work hard at finding the gratitude in every day things, but I caught myself complaining about health issues the past couple of weeks, and that’s not the road I want to travel…it’s time for a gratitude reboot. … More Gratitude Reboot

The Shiva Chronicles: Nurse Ratched’s Vendetta

To be honest, this has not been the most enjoyable of weeks. I returned home from an absolutely wonderful trip to Lincoln to record a CD with my best friend on Saturday afternoon; early Monday morning I had surgery on my right shoulder (an open distal clavicle excision with an AC decompression). Now my ‘go-go-go’ … More The Shiva Chronicles: Nurse Ratched’s Vendetta

The Journey Home

Diane showing relief as we finished our part of the editing for the CD. Whew!I have spent a good part of May in Lincoln, Nebraska, with my best friend, rehearsing and then recording our first Amicitia Duo CD, Play Pretty, that will be released in the fall by Potenza Music, with all of the music … More The Journey Home

The Countdown: The Adventures of Stubby McGrew

My husband is the master of funny nicknames, yesterday dubbing me ‘Stubby McGrew’ as I clomped my way into the elevator at the Downtown YMCA. This is in addition to singing ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz!’ in Young Frankenstein fashion when I walk in the room. The dogs are ‘Stinky McDougal’ (Sophie) and ‘Scrubby McGoo’ (Coops), … More The Countdown: The Adventures of Stubby McGrew

On the Dangers of TMI

UAB Highlands lobby. Sadly, I know it quite well… I knew I shouldn’t have done it – what is wrong with me? I’ve now given my already over-active imagination a shot of adrenaline. Sadly, once I started reading the comments about the hardware removal surgery that I’m having done on my ankle tomorrow morning, I couldn’t … More On the Dangers of TMI