Friday, February 12 was the first day of the 2021 Lunar New Year – the Year of the Ox. When I was young, I used to pour over the zodiac descriptions on my Chinese restaurant placemat. I would study the years associated with each animal, determining under which sign each of my family members were … Continue reading Put a Little Love in Your Heart
Nine months into this pandemic while others are climbing the walls wanting to go somewhere, see someone, or do something, I still look forward to...
I was scrolling mindlessly through Facebook the other day, wondering where all the funny things have gone. I love a cute doxie pic (they consume half the posts in my feed) and I’m a sucker for a good inspirational post, but it just felt like I haven’t seen anything amusing in a while. Then, this … Continue reading A Few of My Favorite Things
Photo by Jonathan Borba on Pexels.com Last weekend, I was sitting in my comfy chair with my laptop in my lap (funny how some things are so aptly named) knowing I wanted to blog about Christmas, but not sure quite what I wanted to say. I’ve heard a lot of people talking about how it … Continue reading Where Are You Christmas?
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com I talked to a family member earlier this week who is struggling, looking for direction, and could use some help. I wanted to offer some good advice, but I didn’t feel like I had any. Since then, for some reason or another, the story of Lizzy Watts came to my … Continue reading Life Lessons on a Snowy Hill
This was a challenging, beautiful puzzle that reminded me of my mom. Earlier this week, a friend asked me on Facebook how many puzzles I own. The answer: more than when this pandemic started. For those of you that don’t follow me on Facebook (or decided early on to block me and my incessant puzzle … Continue reading I’m Puzzled
Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com My sister has been our regular hostess for Thanksgiving dinner for many years and my son, Max, looks forward to our large family get togethers. I don’t know if our group has ever been as big as 30, but I’m pretty sure we’re always more than 20. As most … Continue reading Stuffin’ the Pie Hole
noun: nostalgia; plural noun: nostalgias a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations. I've blogged before about smells and how they can whisk me back to my childhood days. Pictures can do that too. A friend shared a string of retro pictures this week that were … Continue reading Who Remembers?
Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com I am a news junkie – and I am on a news holiday. It’s a bit of a feat really. I have not tuned into the news for one hundred and sixteen hours and counting. I haven’t watched the news on TV, read an alert on my phone, hopped on … Continue reading Extra, Extra Read All About It
Photo by Kristina Paukshtite on Pexels.com It’s that time of year again. I know I’ll be seeing the videos pop up in my Facebook and YouTube feed. I like you Jimmy Kimmel, I really do, but I hate the Halloween candy thing. Are you familiar with this? Following Halloween in 2011, Jimmy Kimmel challenged parents … Continue reading Liar, Liar