When you are in one of those life-moments and you actually realize it as it is happening, it is as startling as splashing your face with cold water right after you roll out of bed in the morning. My older daughter, up until a few days ago, was on the fence about trick-or-treating this year.… Continue reading Hang onto that Magic, my girl
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” -Albert Camus You know how life goes in waves of being bananas-busy and then there’s a wave of things settling down and are just plain mundane…up and down….the ebbs, the flows? I’m on a wave right now…the bigger one. Riding the Big Kahuna and… Continue reading Lookie That
As I write this, I am sitting in the waiting area of a dance studio, while my young one dances her little heart out. In this room right now are 7 adults and 6 kids. Only 4 people of this little crowd (1 adult and one kid, who doesn’t really count since it is an… Continue reading I Screen, You Screen, We All Screen?
Sometimes the hardest things to master are the basics. I’ve read that the true test of a great cook is how well they can cook the simplest items. A roast chicken. A perfectly hard-boiled egg (no gray-green yolk…yuck!). Spaghetti. My nemesis, much to the probable chagrin of my ancestors, has been polenta. I can make… Continue reading Failing My Ancestors
As you grow older and get to know yourself better, you zero-in on your likes and figure out where you stand with things. You color yourself in with all the crayons of life. I’ve come to discover this…that with the exception of a good Pinot Noir or Malbec, I’m really a cocktail girl. Somehow, cocktails… Continue reading Arrrrrrr! (That’s my Zombie voice)
The other day I picked up a magazine and it listed about 40 Things To Do to Keep your Life Stress Free. It cause my eye because I’m submerged in a relatively high stress zone right now and am working to stay sane and keep on top of things. Thankfully, and knock on wood, all… Continue reading A Good No
I’m a Halloween nut. Not to the degree that our house is one of “those” houses that is dripping with decorations come October 1st, but a Halloween nut in that I’ve loved the holiday since I was the wee-est of witches. And coming from someone who was a witch every, single year when she was… Continue reading Those Souls