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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Suprising Sounds of Summer

The sound caught me by surprise. Wood against wood with a familiar thwack. It unearthed a long forgotten sweet memory of hot summer days, in and out of the screen door, melting popsicles, cousins, the coolness of the stone basement and unending hours of exploring my grandparents farm. No worries, no computers, no responsibilities. Just […]