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A Day In My Life

I had a great day yesterday. It was Thursday. A day that I don’t work as a bookkeeper. A day that I get to spend some time by myself, run some errands, do a little writing, a little laundry and some house cleaning. And that makes me happy. Plus, I have been sick for the...

A Trumpet and True Happiness

To those who have not yet learned the secret of true happiness, begin now to study the little things in your own door yard. George Washington Carver Have you ever had one of those days when you are just happy and at peace living in the moment?   I’ve had those days before. Few and...

Joie De Vivre

I went to a close friend’s 40th birthday party over the weekend. The invitation said that it was a B.L.T. party, meaning that we were to dress in black tie, lingerie or a toga. Anyone not abiding with this request would be required to leave their pants at the door. No kidding. Well, I love...

Make-Up Hickey

My husband did something wrong on Sunday night. Not illegal or life-changing or even earth-shattering. Just inconsiderate. You know, the things that men do sometimes. And he rarely does this kind of thing. In fact, I frequently write about him in the most positive light. (Read “Yet Another Reason Why I Love My Husband”.) So...

My New Year’s Evolution

New Year’s Eve is upon us. As usual, our plans for tonight didn’t solidify until a few days ago because we’ve been a little busy. I’ve had family around and have been in and out of town with them and with the kids. Then, some friends who used to live here, but moved away, decided...

Plea to Dana Carvey

My brother, who is a Very Important Person, and his family came to town last week. Before they arrived, he and I exchanged some emails, making plans for while he was here and setting up a night for my husband, the restaurant owner and cook extraordinaire, to whip up something special for dinner. My brother...