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What Bugs You?

What Bugs You? For some people near and dear to me it’s, well, bugs. Little, often harmless insects can do no good in our house!  Why they choose to come to us is beyond me.  They are uninvited and unwelcome, and frankly, stand the chance of being annihilated by daring to cross our threshold, perhaps … Continue reading

A Good Egg Is Hard To Find

“Honey, what do you know about making hard boiled eggs?” My husband wanted to boil a few to add to some leftover pickled beet juice. “Well, I know you can add vinegar to the water – that’s supposed to do something.”  I told him that I could check one of my recipe books. “Find out … Continue reading

Popcorn Words

  All words are pegs to hang ideas on. – Henry Ward Beecher And some words certainly carry a hefty load of ideas!  For example, the word “love” can be interchanged with the words “compassion”, “romance”, “friendship”, and “affection”, to name but a few.  And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Other words are … Continue reading

Getting What You Order Or Wanting What Is Served?

So we’re sitting in one of our favorite local diners… …ready to re-charge with a hearty breakfast before taking a 5-hour Presidents’ Day trek to Connecticut (we’re driving family members to meet up with in-laws).  Our server, a recent hire at the diner, brings out the food and everything looks appetizing and delicious – eggs … Continue reading

Simply Silly Songs

Sometimes it’s the silly things that are simple pleasures. In the spirit of Presidents’ Day (so thankful for a work holiday!), I want to share with you a television commercial that never fails to crack me up, especially since it reminds me of the musical stylings of a family member who shall go unnamed (Gabrielle) … Continue reading

Happy 3rd Birthday, River!

She came into this world a little earlier than expected; a tiny, precious bundle of Christmas joy.  How small and helpless she was, and needing so much of her mom’s loving care and patient attention to nurture her.  Although her mom was a little overwhelmed and extremely sleep-deprived, she managed to provide River with exactly … Continue reading

Just For Now: Coping With Holiday Pressures

I was listening to this song the other day and thinking about all the stress and anxiety we often feel around the holidays.  Pressure to create a festive, happy, loving atmosphere when budgets might be stretched and relationships might be strained can cause us to feel anything but festive, loving, or happy.  In Just For … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Day Table

Each year as Thanksgiving Day rolls around, I spend some time thinking about how I will want the dinner table to look.  I enjoy having the chance to treat my family with party favors and special decorations.  After all, I am thankful to have them gathered around me, and this is my way of showing … Continue reading

Halloween Is The Perfect Time For…

…Picking your own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, which isn’t so easy when you’re only six months old.  So many interesting shapes and sizes to choose from…which one will wear the face of a jack-o-lantern?  And when will the Great Pumpkin arrive? …Funny hats and little black cats who come for a visit and perhaps … Continue reading