When food tastes like memories :)

I was running though Chicago’s O’Hare Airport in April 2023 trying to make it to my connecting flight.  I swear the airlines get some kind of devilish pleasure when they make sure you only have 30 minutes between flights and the gate is miles away and in the most remote part of the terminal.  I […]

Hanging Pictures..his way, my way … send help!

There are a lot of things that can stress a relationship. Money woes, buying a house, new babies, kids in general, teenagers, stress at work. All the things. One of the things that stresses us out is hanging pictures. It should be simple right?  Not. This has become quite the discussion in our new home. […]

Can I crochet a new washing machine?

Well can I crochet a new washing machine? Um that would be a no but it made for a good title and  I could not figure out how to title this so there you go. Plus it made me laugh so it was a twofer. We moved into our new home almost 8 months ago. […]

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 […]

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 […]