While taking down Christmas decorations today, I thought I would make the dreaded process more palatable by playing the Mama Mia soundtrack while I worked.  All was going splendidly and my dance moves were on point when the ABBA song, “Slipping Through My Fingers” started to play.  A lump formed in my throat as I […]


It is the day after Christmas and I am exhausted!  I just want to cuddle up on my couch with a blanket, a good book, and relax, just simply relax.  Yet, I can’t help but feel like I should be doing something and I have a sneaking suspicion that the “Laziness Police” are going to […]

It’s that time of the year when I reach up high to the top shelf of my pantry and pull down my recipe box.  Blowing the dust off the top, I sit for a minute and smile with bittersweet anticipation.  A treasure trove of memories this box contains.  Recipes given to me by cherished family […]

Life has a funny way of teaching us lessons. Most recently, I learned an important lesson through a most unlikely source, my dog, Moose. Let me explain. As my sons neared and entered their teenage years, I have had a nagging feeling in my heart. I know, it is normal and necessary for my sons […]

There has been a recurring theme in my conversations with people this past month.  What starts as a chat about politics, ends with an overwhelming sense of helplessness. And, it’s no wonder!  We have big problems in this country, and around the world and it seems the bad and the ugly are winning.  Our two […]