Official, But

It is official, but it doesn’t quite feel that way. Summer would normally start today, on Memorial Day. Yet, there are still too many unknowns and lots of things changing. Still. Who says these are the new rules? Where are Read More …

Memorial Day memories

All my life we have created Memorial Day memories that make us smile years later. This year is no different – even though it really is. No parades. No big community gatherings. No big travel plans. No concerts, festivals or Read More …

Doesn’t Matter

It doesn’t matter, apparently, what you think. The higher authorities think otherwise. Even though it has been months. Even though deadlines have come and gone. Even though people are leaving our state and going to another…spending their money there. Even Read More …

Not Quite Summer

Even though Memorial Day is right around the corner, it is not quite summer – we have to wait until the hydrangeas bloom… I know that isn’t what is holding us back, but that is what I will say instead. Read More …

More Meaning

There is more meaning to us this Memorial Day, as we sit and ponder the costs of freedom. Some don’t have a personal experience. It is more about the start of summer, picnics and barbecues. It is about going to Read More …

Off In The Distance

So many things on the horizon seemed off in the distance…now they are so close, yet, still so far away. Springtime. Spring break. End of college classes. Memorial Day. Graduation. Summer vacation. As we approached these dates, these times in Read More …

Cakes Are Essential

When you can’t go out and about, doing your normal celebrations…cakes are essential. Thankful that the bakeries near us are open, operating and creating masterpieces for us to enjoy. Also, thankful that we have room in the fridge for leftovers. Read More …

Birthday Do List

When you are thinking of celebrating, make your perfect birthday do list. A huge list. All the things you really want to do. Even if you are not quite sure it is a good idea. Then, invite friends and family Read More …