Author Archives: Mad Annie, Bronwyn, Ann

About Mad Annie, Bronwyn, Ann

I am a wife.mother, writer, cashier (hey, it helps pay the bills), Pagan who sometimes thinks too much. A jackie of all trades and mistress of none

Veterans Day

I remember once upon a time that everything STOPPED at 11am on November 11th. Even in the shops, we all paused and bowed our heads in honor of those who served. Not anymore. Had I tried this morning, I’d have … Continue reading

Posted in history, Life, military | Tagged | Leave a comment

Doing Something Right

Doctor’s appointment today. Just my every-three-month check on my blood pressure and diabetes. I was curious how well the weight loss is going. I lost 30 pounds in the last three months! For the first time in over twenty years, … Continue reading

Posted in diabetes, Dietary Concerns, health, Life, mental health | Tagged , | Leave a comment

What A Week!

Sometimes, “upgrades” don’t feel like an improvement, and Mother Nature throws curve balls. On Monday night, we got new software for the registers. The changes are most noticeable on the EZ Scans, because we aren’t supposed to use the Attendant’s … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, In The Work Force, Life | Tagged , | Leave a comment

October

The Spooky Season begins. And such a beginning! I have lived in this house for the majority of the last 50 years. We have had squirrels and birds in the attic; mice; snakes in the basement; skunks and possums rooting … Continue reading

Posted in Life, memories | Leave a comment

Further Adventures of A and J (Grafton Lakes 27 September 2020)

With everything that did NOT happen this summer, (Canal Fest, Steamboat Rally, Tugboat Roundup,etc etc) I REALLY needed to get away from the city, from the people, and go somewhere green and at least a little wild. I didn’t have … Continue reading

Posted in driving, Family, Life, mental health | Tagged , | Leave a comment

September 28, 2020

Today, Nick is 57. Daddy would have been 81. I hate not being able to spend time with either of them. I wasn’t really planning to go out for long today. Neither Mom or I needed to shop, so I … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Life | Leave a comment

Personal Changes

  When I started doing the yard work at the beginning of this summer, I knew I had to do it. There really wasn’t anyone else. When I finished one task… just ONE, be it the mowing, the edging, the … Continue reading

Posted in health, Life, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Winding Down The Year

Lughnasadh has passed, Mabon draws close. This entire year has felt so out-of-wack! The only thing that seems to be going well for me…. I am FINALLY losing weight. About 50 pounds since the start of the year… and yesterday, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

July and Still Crazy

I am over-heated, disgusted, depressed, aggravated, sore, and stressed. I miss my husband and daughter. I miss having places to go and things to do that are fun. I need a vacation… someplace cool and green and shady, with either … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Life, mental health | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Tired and Worried

I am tired of having to follow extra rules to keep my coworkers, family, and customers safe… when there are so many who don’t seem to give a damn about anyone but themselves. This is NOT “the flu”. Science understands … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Current Events, health, Life, mental health | Tagged , | Leave a comment