Today my 18 month old grandson lightly hit his head and exclaimed, "owww." His mother's response? "Oh, did Monica Bang?" Which would normally be a weird response, and for those that know, you know. For those that don't know, this is a scene from our favorite family show, "FRIENDS." One rainy summer day in the … Continue reading F*R*I*E*N*D*S
When I was a teenager, my mother was enamored with a new type of lodging called "The B&B." I suppose it was not new of course, but it was recently getting trendy - it was in it's zenith. My parents scheduled a few trips, stayed at B&Bs and Country Inns, then came home to tell … Continue reading Our B&B Adventures.
A movie trailer came across my social media feed. Interested, I clicked and watched the preview of a Harry Potter cast reunion. It had movie clips from over the years and I couldn't help but smile about how darn cute and scintillating they all were! And I couldn't help but think back to our family … Continue reading Binge Watching Harry Potter
How do you pronounce Hygge? Huggie? I guess it really doesn't matter, what matters is that this unique word just keeps showing up on my pinterest board and in Pottery Barn catalogs and home decorating/lifestyle blogs that I read. So... I investigated. I checked out and read "The Little Book of Hygge." I looked … Continue reading It’s All in the Details.
I stumbled across some old journals I kept while I was working. They took me right back to a time. A place. A state of mind. Because of lives Today I taped the windows Removed all Line Of Sight Items. A protective measure - In a climate of fear In a culture of guns It … Continue reading Because of Lives
Photo by Jens Mahnke on Pexels.com I have been retired 26 days. I am a teacher, so when people ask me how I like retirement, I always say, "Ask again in September, then it will be real." So like most summers, I have relaxed a little, slept in a little, played in my garden a … Continue reading How We Remember: Camping
Part One: The beginning A Quilt Guild comment of, "You mean, IF you go to Europe," in reference to Covid and my upcoming trip to Paris and Portugal was the first inkling of how life changing this thing was going to be. I laughed, a joke I thought. By mid February we had nailed down … Continue reading Covid – 19: A Journal
Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels.com Like all families, we have had some inconveniences and disappointments due to Covid, however, unlike over 350,000 thousand American families, we have not experienced the unimaginable heartbreak that a death due to the Coronavirus brings. I know the isolation has been devastating to those who are social, to kids, … Continue reading Goose Chase
Photo by Tim Mossholder on Pexels.com Two weeks before school started, two weeks before the School Board mandated "Open as usual. 100% capacity. Full time," I was told that in an effort to keep class sizes down, I was being moved out of the library and into a middle school teaching block and that the … Continue reading The Library is Closed
Photo by Chevanon Photography on Pexels.com As I sit here this rainy morning, drinking my coffee, like I always do, I am contemplating how so many of our family rituals have coffee at the center. Every night, Scott cleans the carafe, grinds the beans and sets the timer. Every night. In the morning, the dog … Continue reading Coffee Culture