I usually start the holiday season with grand plans like I’m going to get the tree up before the end of Thanksgiving weekend, I’m going to make 80 batches of cookies and create custom plates for all the neighbors, I’m going to put up enough lights to show up on a Google satellite picture, I’m… Continue reading It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year?
Although this month was a hit-and-miss finding reasons to smile, I did manage to find 6 reasons to smile in May. The first reason to smile was that I celebrated an anniversary of sorts. 30 years ago this month, I landed in California. 30 years! Unfortunately I’ve recently begun dreaming of the day I can… Continue reading 6 Reasons to Smile in May 2017
Starting way back in January of this year, we began a total remodel of our house. It was time. When we moved into our brand new home 18 years ago, we couldn’t afford too many upgrades and had to settle for only two things beyond the builder standards–the ‘upgraded’ cabinets and the useless built-in in… Continue reading Top 5 List for September 30, 2016
My family and I recently remodeled our house. It was a process that took well over four months to complete and involved us moving out for three of those months. I must confess that I would have preferred to buy another house rather than remodel but my husband got cold feet last year and he… Continue reading Top 5 List as of September 23, 2016
Despite the numerous setbacks for the week, I managed to take a picture every single day except one, and the one day had a very good reason. I had to get an MRI of my neck, and because I am incredibly claustrophobic, I was heavily drugged. There were no pictures taken on Thursday that I… Continue reading Photographer for a Month: Week 1
My family and I have been in the same house for 16 years. Two of my children have never lived in any other house. As someone who moved so often when she was a child, this is an unreal fact. Don’t get me wrong, I loved moving so much as a child–it was an opportunity… Continue reading Finding Our Way Home
…this is going to be a new way in which I communicate with you. Every Tuesday and Thursday, I will write a short (hopefully I can keep it short) something that I’ve noticed. Whatever I happen to notice that day will be included — nothing is off limits: kids, husbands, houses, people I meet, etc.,… Continue reading What I’ve Noticed Today Is…
One thing I know for sure about myself is that I cannot paint a room. Trust me, I have tried but the evidence is in front of me every single day when I look at the living room and formal dining room. In fact, I’ve stopped looking because it’s just too embarrassing. The worst areas… Continue reading Marveling at Marty’s Skill
There is no holiday that makes me feel as inept and inferior as Christmas. And this year is no different. When I am out walking my Labradoodle, I get a firsthand look and reminder about how I cannot seem to get it together fast enough to make my yard look super festive. Nobody is “oohing… Continue reading All I Want for Christmas is to be on YouTube
Almost purchased a treadmill despite having no room, no need, and don’t even like treadmills!