I Hate Mother’s Day

I Hate Mother’s Day
I have always hated Mother’s Day. It’s not because I lost my mom; she is still alive and kicking in Florida at 76 years old.  It’s not because I have horrible children, because I don’t; they are well-adjusted, happy adults, and both live within 10 miles of me. I love my children with every fiber ...

Do Something Nice for Yourself.

Do Something Nice for Yourself.
Today I bought myself a new fancy pen.  I’ve never owned such a beautiful pen in all my life. I’ve certainly spent my fair share of hard-earned dollars on them, just not for me.  A very, very, long time ago I bought one of these fancy pens for an old boyfriend.  He was an accountant ...

Instagram Sparks a long lost memory.

Instagram Sparks a long lost memory.
I saw an Instagram post on a friend’s feed this morning. It was of her little girl dancing around in her dad’s tee shirt, and it brought back a wave of memories I hadn’t thought about in over 25 years.  When I was a little girl living on Long Island, we would visit my grandparents, ...

Anniversaries of Death

22. February 2021 Gina DeNicola 0
Anniversaries of Death
Five years ago this week, I went to visit my grandparents. They aren’t alive anymore; they’ve been gone for years but, I was reminded of this event compliments of Facebook. A picture of their headstone popped up, and it reminded me of how much I miss them. They have been gone for years, but when I ...