I Don’t Know.

16. February 2022 Gina DeNicola 0
I Don’t Know.
  As I lay in the dark with the sound of ocean waves crashing in my ears from my sleepbuds, I thought, what could it hurt?  In my head, I said, “so God, what’s your plan here?” I haven’t talked to God in years, I’m not usually a fan, but earlier in the evening, I got ...

Seven Years Ago Today

Seven Years Ago Today
  Every year for the last seven years, this day, August 31, has been a weird day for me. The feeling usually starts around the 20th of the month and promptly sets up camp in the forefront of my mind. With every smell of coffee brewing, it nudges itself a little further to the front ...

Touring is Hard

Touring is Hard
  Touring is hard, and some days you are not the best version of yourself. Unfortunately, today I was far from the best version of myself, and an unsuspecting front desk person bore the brunt of the worst version of me.   I have no excuses but some explanation. Today was the 6th show day in ...

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 ...