Everything Seems Perfect

Have you ever had that moment, the moment where everything seems perfect…and then, all of a sudden, it isn’t? The new restaurant is lovely. Everything is perfect from the decor, to the hostess. The table they chose for you is Read More …

Lingering Later

When the time passes by so quickly that you didn’t realize you were lingering later than your normal bedtime (and the kids) it was a good night. When the winter chill has you indoors, the setting sun doesn’t give you Read More …

Give Yourself Permission

Over this long holiday weekend, did you give yourself permission? To over indulge? or To say no to another slice of pie even though they already cut it for you? To buy nothing? or To buy everything you needed/wanted to Read More …

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 …

Remember Back When

It is hard for some of us to recall, but remember back when you could not do something, or didn’t realize the importance of being able to do it either? Parallel parking. It takes time. Let’s not beep at them. Read More …

What’s For Dinner

Honesty, some days I really don’t care what’s for dinner. As long as we eat. Together. As long as there is some kind of vegetable. Any kind. Potatoes count. Ketchup does not. Actually potatoes count, but chopped scallions count more. Read More …