Don’t go…

I find myself, for the first time in many years, facing the year end with not a glimmer of “Good Riddance” in my mind. Imagine me, if you will, furiously knocking on wood while I tell you this. It is not in my nature to count blessings out loud, lest whoever is in charge of […]

Thankful Thursday

I am bored with gratitude. I know it’s good for me to be all appreciative and whatnot.  Yay for what I have. It’s all good. But I want to be in a place where I don’t have to trick myself into being happy with all the riches of day-to-day life.  Where my kids say “We […]

Thankful Thursday

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful. – Buddha Gotta love that […]

May 16 – Gratitude Day 14

Checking the mail is a small bright spot in my day. It is unclear why I enjoy it so much – Publisher’s Clearing House isn’t sending me a lot of checks. The daily haul is usually a few catalogs I can’t afford to look at and some bills I’d rather not pay. But I still […]


My darling son wrote me a lovely letter for Mother’s Day.  I love that kid. (I love his sister, too – she made me a beautiful sculpture of a flower out of a bar of Ivory Soap). The content of his letter was (and I apologize to him in advance if sharing this is inappropriate): […]

D.O.D. Saves the Day – A Girl Power Saga

I started to tell you the dripping shower saga a few weeks ago. Last weekend, I broke down and called in the big guns. No, not the plumber. My Dad. He brought tools and a plan. Gotta love a man with a plan.  And tools. His plan: Use a Dremel tool to grind a new […]


As a newly pseudo-single girl, I would like to share with you some of the pluses of a life less…encumbered? 1.) Burning as many scented candles as I would like whenever I would like. 2.) Ice cream for dinner. 3.) Closet space. 4.) Electric blanket never complains about my cold feet. 5.) Bathroom counter space. […]