Wrap it up. Put a bow on it. Fini. Fin. The End. Done! Adios. Au Revoir. Goodbye 2013. You’ve been a good year, although somewhat tiring and frustrating at parts. Overall, not a bad vintage though. You did not wear out your welcome but it is time to bid a fond farewell to you. I… Continue reading Next!
I don’t know about you, but I love it when an event is over. We just had our abbreviated holiday season (can someone puh-lease make a motion to move Thanksgiving to the third Thursday in November instead of the fourth? This is killing us all) and somehow, it all got done. And without any new… Continue reading Everybody now…Sigggghhhh
I wrote recently about Joy. Where I was finding it these days and how it permeates this holiday season. Well, another thing that brings Joy to my life are friends who not only have a great sense of humor but more than the average ration of chutzpah to go along with it. My older daughter… Continue reading Ode to Joy
This past week, I experienced “time”, as in the way times have changed. It was wildly obvious in what I was watching and in what I was hearing. I, unfortunately, overheard conversations that centered on the most horrible of phenomenons: keeping up with the Joneses. And hearing it at Christmastime, just seemed to amplify the… Continue reading From Laura to Rosemary to Now
This is the week that Christmas-celebrators begin to slump. Get those last few cards into the mailbox. Find all the hidden gifts in the attic, pull down the miles of wrapping paper and start taping and cutting like crazy people, only to hide them again until The Big Day. Take a count of the gifts…do… Continue reading One More Pound of Butter, Please
As I write this, my area of the country is being hit with a snowstorm. Yesterday the news was a flutter with snow estimations and the roads were filled with consumers buying gifts and milk and bread before they were stuck inside. It is still early now but the snow has begun to fall earlier… Continue reading The Quiet of the Storm
Joy. What a perfectly delightful word. Isn’t it? It just sounds like what it is…happy, optimistic, more happy…so nice rolling off of your tongue. It can even be a good name for a person, despite the fact that you don’t really hear it very often. I guess the problem is that this name comes with… Continue reading J to the OY