Everybody Around the Table

In our home and all of our family, we have an age old tradition where we say grace and then finish with a sing-songy affirmation of how we love everybody around the table. My grandmother started this (probably my grandfather, Read More …

The 7 Stages of the Holidays

While this may not apply to everyone, here are what I think are the 7 stages of the holidays. Anticipation. Planning. Shopping. Nervousness. Work. Accomplishment. Relief. Many of these stages require coffee, others require patience. Some just need you to Read More …

Technology Dependent

More and more, we are becoming technology dependent…From our phones and computers to our cars and even to our home thermostats and lighting controls. Did somebody say Alexa? (Siri doesn’t always listen…nor do we want her to do so.) The Read More …

Kind Strangers

It is the season of Thanksgiving and all around, may you find kind strangers wherever you go. Like the young man who helped me park my overly large car in a too small spot. Like the patient pickup driver who Read More …

Christmas Cookies

Tonight, we had Christmas Cookies for dinner… …and then, after the evening’s walk – drive – and dash from house to house – we had lasagna for dessert. Annual house tours, whether they celebrate winter, spring, summer or fall are Read More …

Early To Bed…

I am pretty sure that Ben Franklin didn’t think that there would be on demand television or non-stop gaming on a tablet when he said early to bed… Nor, did he think that the presence of electricity and wide-spread internet Read More …