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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

The Beauty of Using it Now!

I wonder who came up with the acronym of YOLO?  You Only Live Once What a great succint way to say ” Do it now”  “Don’t wait until tomorrow”  “Be in the moment.” I even know someone who named their dog YOLO There needs to be an acronym for “Don’t save it for a rainy […]

Let it go and keep laughing

Ok I am officially losing it. Well maybe.  This is the second time I have come to the beach and forgotten my swimsuit after reminding Paul to bring his like 1,000 times and he forgot his as well. We are a pair. Talk about opposites attracting.  We are the classic example. He is organized, number […]