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. […]

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 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 […]

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 […]