Dear Readers,

Are any of you all in the process of dating right now?  

Tomorrow I have an appointment for a haircut and then afterwards I am meeting a guy for coffee.  This is not a “blind” meeting as we both know what each other looks like.  We just haven’t met in person before. For most of my life, dating has been a foreign concept to me.  It’s not that I wasn’t interested…I just didn’t make it a priority.  What’s changed now?  Timing.   I want the company, the partnership, the support….and I feel I finally can contribute to a relationship. Continue reading


Where Azaleas Bloom by Sherryl Woods

I am one of those people who finds reading an outlet, a way of escaping into wherever the writer intended.  I have great respect and appreciation for writers who can do this successfully.  One of my favorite writers is Sherryl Woods.  One of Woods’ series is the Sweet Magnolias series that focuses on a group of good women friends who are there for each other through thick and thin.  They are famous for their “Margarita Nights.”  When a certain friend has a good or bad day, they immediately are on the phone and making the arrangements.  This particular book’s plot revolves around Lynn and Mitch.  Lynn is going through a divorce and barely able to put food on the table and support her two kids.  Mitch is a widowed contractor whose kids are grown.  Mitch and Lynn have known each other since they were young and are finding out the attraction for each other still there.  Mitch is one of those stand-up guys-thoughtful and genuine…I mean, who asks what you’d do with an unlimited budget for your backyard one day and then brings a landscaping crew to your house the next??   These types of guys are not easy to find….trust me, I’m trying to find one myself.   

So, thank you, Sherryl…for creating this outlet for me….but it sure would be nice to have my own Mitch.