Deciding what to make for dinner every night is such a chore and a boring bore that nobody in their right mind wants to do it. I sometimes ask what everyone in my family wants to eat and suddenly nobody can recall a single meal they’d like to see in front of them at dinnertime.… Continue reading Fast, Stress-Free Family Dinners at Home
If you’re like me, you suddenly realized that it’s the end of October and that means it’s almost Thanksgiving and Christmas. Time to panic, right? I know I am. I can feel my blood pressure and heart rate skyrocketing just by sitting here typing the word Christmas. It’s Written in the Cards Every year I… Continue reading Hello, (Almost) to the Holiday Season!
“Life is too sweet and too short to express our affection with just our thumbs. Touch is meant for more than a keyboard.” ~Kristin Armstrong There are certain things in this life that bother me and I don’t know why. Sometimes what bothers me doesn’t make sense but it doesn’t matter, does it? I need… Continue reading The Dreaded Thumbs Up
Podcasts have become my new escape from the endless bad political news coming from CNN, MSNBC, PBS, NPR, or any of the local channels. I listen to podcasts while I am waiting for my daughter after school, endlessly walking the dogs, or while I’m chopping numerous vegetables and herbs for dinner. I especially need an… Continue reading Podcasts, Cooking, & Journals, Oh My!
Like many months, there’s been lots of ups and downs in September but this post is about smiling, dammit, so that’s what I’ll bring out–the sunny smiles. My Process Because I don’t usually remember particular days and when I specifically smiled, I have a process to jog my memory. First I go to my calendar… Continue reading 6 Reasons to Smile September 2018
My mom stated it perfectly last night in a conversation she and I were having while I was out walking the dogs in the dark, “Listening to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony is making all of us who’ve been sexually assaulted relive it all over again.” Yes, Dr. Ford’s testimony is making those of us… Continue reading Why Dr. Ford’s Testimony Affected Me
I have approximately 1/2 hour to write a post and get it out today to stay on the path toward my goal of writing two blog posts per week, and posting them on Tuesdays and Saturdays from now until the end of the year. Failure to follow-through will have the consequence of either getting a… Continue reading Quick & Dirty (But Not in the X-rated Sense)
A quick look through my past posts will clearly show anyone who is curious that I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. I even took about six months off from the social media giant last year (nobody noticed) after I realized I was becoming depressed when I didn’t get the attention I expected; that realization… Continue reading A Pet Peeve About Facebook
Nowadays, it is extremely common among home buyers to run into stiff competition for a house, especially if the house is priced well and located in a desirable neighborhood. Bonus points if it’s been recently renovated or is staged exceptionally well. Or, at least this is the norm in many cities in California. If you… Continue reading How to Get Your Offer Accepted & Move Into the House of Your Dreams
NOTE: I wrote what follows below many years ago on my Facebook page but I have never forgotten the woman or her story. The day before Mother’s Day, 2002, I was in a vacation rental dropping off something. The agent was there along with a cleaning crew. Completely uncharacteristic of me, I wished a stranger… Continue reading How Three Little Words Broke A Mom’s Heart