Inspiration is a funny thing. You never know where it will come from or how it will manifest. Inspiration doesn't merely refer to the creative, but to every aspect of our lives. We are inspired to dress a certain way, make a particular food to eat, reach out to a friend or family member, or … Continue reading Inspiration
For each of us, living the dream means something different. It's based on our goals and aspirations. It's based on our expectations of what we expect out of our lives. For some it isn't based in the here and now, but on some pie in the sky thought of how they should be living. For … Continue reading Living the Dream
The lights in the Delaware City Community Center dimmed. Metal chairs with blue backs in straight rows stretched across the well-used basketball court. Black bunting covered the apron of a stage once used for school productions. As the crowd of about 75 people trickled in, volunteers skittered back and forth making sure concession tables had […] … Continue reading Mr. Potter’s Blog Post…
Every day when we open our eyes in the morning, we have a choice. We can choose to get out of bed in a good mood or to get out of bed grumpy. Sometimes the choice is harder to make when we're tired or know that we have a grueling day ahead. But we still … Continue reading It’s the Little Things in Life
I am not sure how I am feeling right now. Frustrated? Yes. Excited? Somewhat. Confused? Definitely. The other morning I was reviewing my checking account activity online and noticed the check I included with my application was never processed. Odd, I thought. So, while eating my lunch I called the Department of Vital Statistics in … Continue reading Turn of the Page
Yesterday, tens of thousands of women and men gathered for at Logan Square in Philadelphia for the 2018 Women's March. We then marched en masse up the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to the Art Museum steps peacefully in solidarity. Just thinking about it now brings tears to my eyes from how incredibly moving it was to … Continue reading What A Day It Was!
Today is the 2018 Women's March and this time I'm marching in Philadelphia. They are expecting 50,000 people. I am marching with my daughter, Noelle, her friend Erin, my sister by another Mother - Marnie, and my niece Reese. There will be others with us, but to be able to march with these women is … Continue reading Today I March…Again
Today is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a national day of service. It's wonderful that something so beneficial was born out of what was originally just another day off from work and school. Aside from serving our communities, we need to remember that Dr. King was primarily a voice for civil rights. He is … Continue reading Civil Rights Are Human Rights
Hello and welcome to Sunday Funday! Okay, seriously, who came up with that silly catchphrase? Was it a bar or something? I have noticed that it is a common phrase for bars to use, especially during football season. Do you remember what Sunday was like when you were a child? I do. It started with … Continue reading Sunday Funday?
I haven't been saying anything here on my blog regarding national and international news because honestly I just cannot continue to engage. It's been a crazy year and for my own sanity I am trying very hard not to get into major political debates here. Until now. Earlier this week, the President of the United … Continue reading Right and Wrong
I don't have one particular theme for today. My mind is wandering quite a bit. The big thing today is my daughter turned 25. A milestone birthday. It's a little surreal to think she's a quarter of a century old today. I'm sure it is for her too. I can remember that day so well. … Continue reading Friday Ramblings
Hope changes everything. What a powerful and true statement. Hope changes everything, because when you have hope you have a better attitude. That's really what that means. If you feel hopeless you do not see the silver lining, the light at the end of the tunnel, and all of the other hopeful clichés. Hope. It's … Continue reading Hope
I have been thinking a lot (my husband would be scared!) about how we weave the fabric of our lives. Throughout my life, I have considered my closest friends an extension of my family. My father used to tell me that my friends were too important to me, that family must come first. Dad wasn't … Continue reading Weaving the Fabric of Life
To an adoptee, a name can be priceless. I just said to my husband, "all I want is a name - my birth mother's name or even my birth father's name." A name. Seems like a simple a request, and in today's open adoption world, it's easy. Well, easier. For those of us adopted in … Continue reading How Much is a Name Worth?
This morning my PC decided to install updates. A lot of updates. An hour of updating. It's a new PC. How much does it really need to update? During this time, my PC provides commentary. My favorite is "this could take a while." You think? While my PC is doing it's thing, I'm thinking about … Continue reading Updating – This Could Take A While
I mentioned in a post yesterday that I am not doing the "new year, new me" thing and that is true. But I am making a few adjustments to how I start my day. This is to ensure I'm starting my day in a positive frame of mind. First thing I'm doing is getting up … Continue reading Starting the New Year Right
Adoptees have rights. Or so you would think. Adoptees have very limited rights and that depends on the state you were adopted from originally. I was born and adopted in New Jersey. As of January 1, 2017 (yes, exactly 1 year ago), adoptees can obtain an uncertified original birth certificate. This is wonderful news. BUT, … Continue reading An Adoptees Rights
This isn't a "new year, new me" type of thing. It's "new year, old roots" because in 2018 I have a couple of main focuses. 1. To buy a house within the first half of the year. 2. To find my roots - which began the last month of 2017 and will probably take me … Continue reading New Year, Old Roots
When I was 2 weeks old, I was adopted by 2 wonderful parents who have loved me, encouraged me, and have made me feel special my entire life. I had a good childhood overall. BUT, I don't know where I come from. I don't know my origins. The adoption agency shared some of their interview … Continue reading Finding My Roots
It is 15 days before Christmas and all through the house...yeah aside from my Christmas themed table cloth and a Christmassy birdfeeder decoration, my house is one big BAH HUMBUG! The Christmas trees pictured above are trees from some Christmases past - 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013. Since 2013 we haven't really had much in … Continue reading Christmas Past, Present, and Future
Every single year for more years than I can remember, Fall has been an incredibly frantic time for me. This year is no exception. In fact, it's a little more insane than usual. I am currently directing two productions - one staged and one murder mystery, working full-time, trying to secure a mortgage so we … Continue reading Another Fall Frenzy
This week has been less than productive for me. Starting Sunday morning, I woke up and found that I had contracted some sort of illness. Rehearsals were cancelled and I spent the day in bed. In fact, I spent Monday and Tuesday in bed also. No work for me. I was running a fever and … Continue reading Sick Days and a Snow Day
My daughter posted a few pictures of her cats, Archie and Mikey yesterday. One of the pictures is at the top of this post. The striking thing about them is how attached they have become to each other. She and her boyfriend had Mikey first and recently, for their anniversary, they adopted Archie. Both are … Continue reading Learning from Our Pets
I read a blog yesterday that really struck a chord in me. It discussed that we need to remember to say thank you to those who protect us every day. She is right. We have all been debating gun laws, the violence we hear about much too often, politics, and the lack of empathy from … Continue reading A Sincere Thank You
There's a parable of the flood waters which I will share: A man was trapped in his house during a flood. He began praying to God to rescue him. He had a vision in his head of God’s hand reaching down from heaven and lifting him to safety. The water started to rise in his … Continue reading When Tossed a Life Preserver
As I sit here, I ask the question - community theater, why do it? Those of us involved with community theater know how much work it takes to keep one going, and we're not even getting paid! So why do we do this to ourselves??? Because we love it. As an actor, it is a … Continue reading Community Theater – Why Do It?
Welcome to the hamster wheel. This is the best alliteration of what my life is like right now. Well maybe not the best as I do get off of the proverbial wheel, eventually. But it does paint a picture. Currently, my life consists of work and theatre, with some household stuff thrown in for good … Continue reading The Hamster Wheel
This past week sleep has been fleeting for me. I have felt super exhausted. My new Fitbit shed some light onto the issue. I was barely sleeping. Last night I went to bed around 8 pm and took two melatonin instead of my regular dose of one. I got a little over 8 hours of … Continue reading Sleep