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.  […]

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 […]

My own “Lessons In Chemisty”

I come from a long line of excellent cooks. My grandmother could fry chicken, bake bread and make the best Buckwheat pancakes I have ever tasted. Sadly none of the recipes appear to have survived except maybe the pancakes.  Most likely they were all in her head and I did not think to get her […]

Well this surprised me…

I am surprised I decided to write about this because a few years ago I would have never even considered the idea.  As a matter of fact I probably would have said “Ewww, who does that”. Yet as my life experiences multiply I have come to realize that guess what, it might acutally be a […]

I may be the best combo of birth order :) Or the Worst :)

Whenever anyone asks me if I am the oldest, middle or youngest child I never know what to answer. I had the joy of being the youngest in our family of 3 kids for almost 9 years!  What a gig!  By then my parents were pretty much broken in by my two older siblings and […]

I always had the worst seat in the car!

Let me channel my inner Sophia from Golden Girls. Picture this: June 1968 LaGrange, suburb near Chicago, Illinois 1957 Dodge with no AC 2 parents 4 kids 1 dog 1 cat Destination:  Moving to Fairfax, VA This will forever be my version of walking to school in the snow uphill both ways. Seriously when I […]