A funny thing happened onto the way to the coffee pot and other mishaps

Every single morning I walk into our kitchen and turn on the Keurig which my husband has nicknamed the Kruger ( him being witty 🙂  Then I fill up the regualr coffee pot that will brew while I sip on my first cup of joe courtesy of Mr. Kruger. Something tells me I need to […]

I like it better when you write funny pieces…..

“I like it better when you write funny pieces” I’ve heard this several times lately and I agree.  I prefer to write things that make me smile. Humorous everyday life things that everyone can relate to and chuckle. One of my most faithful readers is my hubby, Paul.  I appreciate his insight although we read […]

If I slow down..I find them

I look out the window knowing what I will see.  The beach, the ocean. I hear it before I see it and the salty air surrounds me when I step out on the deck. The weather is perfect considering it is January and we aren’t that far south.   It teases me with warm sunshine followed […]

The Poinsettia Murders

Doesn’t that sound like a great title for a series of crime novels? The setting could be a small town that specializes in growing Christmas greens and poinsettias. That is as far as I got.  For one I don’t write crime novels. The other thing  is I am the guilty party.  I am the unlikely […]

Shortcuts and DIY’s ending badly….

Whenever I get impatient and try to take shortcuts it almost always ends badly. Badly as in ” I will just trim my own bangs instead of waiting for my appointment” badly.  Learned that one the hard way. In the realm of you can’t make this stuff up, here are few of our real “life […]

Oh Mom, how I wanted those white sandals

Funny how distant memories pop up when you least expect it.  This one caught me by surprise. We had just moved to Virginia . We hadn’t even moved into our house.  The driver of our moving truck tied one on and ended up in jail for a few days as did all of our belongings.  […]

You Matter! Your words matter! Perserverance pays off!

The life of a writer, like any other profession is a roller coaster of emotions. Often we write from a vulerable place within us.  We put the words on paper, online in a blog post or social media and hope that in some small way our words add to the lives of those reading the […]

You Haven’t Changed a Bit :)

I was late and I hurried into the beautiful Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Virginia. As always it was beautful inside the lobby but I didn’t really notice.  My eyes scanned the almost empty lobby until I found her. There she was! We gave each other the biggest hug.  The almost 40 years since we had […]

The Dog ate my Taxes

The newest version of our dog ate my homework. Paul and I (mostly Paul) had the dubious honor of shredding over 30 years of my fathers financial papers and other records. Oh the things we found.  🙂 My Dad was a smart guy. He was also very social despite being shy as a kid.  He […]

When I slow down I see angels….

There are angels walking around everywhere brilliantly disguised as human beings. I know this because I have encountered quite a few in the last few years and five or more last Friday. Often their only job is to make people smile, uplift spirits and remind us all there are so many good people in this […]