Chrissie’s Blog

Where I Am Today

Where I Am Today

It’s a rainy Saturday morning. I’ve been antsy lately, but simultaneously lethargic. I want to travel. I want to go and do and be and have adventures. I’ve been going to physical therapy twice a week since August and it has worn me down emotionally and mentally. I...

Time to Write

Time to Write

I’m still trying to get back into the writing groove. I’ll be honest – some days are better than others. I haven’t been making it to the 7 a.m. Writing Prompt Zoom Group. My heart hasn’t been so much into writing or into sharing, which makes going to the Zoom less...

Straight No Chaser

Straight No Chaser

I fell in love with the a capella group Straight No Chaser about a decade or so ago, when I discovered their mash-up smash of “Twelve Days of Christmas” and Toto’s “Africa.” Seriously, if you have somehow missed this, Google it – go find it on YouTube. The result is...

Two Days Away

Two Days Away

Russ and I typically try to get away for a trip every Fall. During “intense covid,” this simply couldn’t happen. This year, it wasn’t financially feasible to do one, plus, he hasn’t been able to get much time off from work, not even to go visit his family (his father...

Beth Macy

Beth Macy

I haven’t read Dopesick. Please don’t judge me too harshly for that. I know – it has been out for years now. What’s up with me not having read it yet? I’ve readily and heartily suggested it to numerous friends and strangers because so many friends and colleagues have...

Good Ol’ Rocky Top

Good Ol’ Rocky Top

I’m probably one of the few people you will ever meet who cries over the song “Rocky Top.” I’ve always loved it, although it means different things to me now than it did when I was a kid. The first time I ever remember listening to it was at my cousin Melenia’s house,...