“Hindsight is 2020”

..let that sink in a minute. Are you far enough removed from the year 2020 that you can look back and see some truths with 2020 vision yet? If you’re not ready, I get it. Some of us experienced exceedingly more trauma than others as we forged our way through the quicksand of Covid. Some…

The Centerpiece

Many years ago, a few months or so after Christmas, I dug a hole in the garden and plopped my grocery store poinsettia into it. Without much (any?) effort at all, that plant grew into a huge shrub that enchanted us year after year with its miraculously timed, festive red leaves. And then it up…

Threat “Reassessments..”

Back in 2016, I blogged about a new “trend” coming out of China.  The Facekini was designed to protect sensitive facial skin from sun damage. It never gained a large following outside of Asia, but looking at these pictures again sure made me laugh because here we are just a few short years later ironically…

Reinvent or go the way of the dodo.

Malls…What a dilemma they’re in.  Like libraries,  their raison d’etre has been evaporating ever since Al Gore invented the internet.. 😏 Last night, my husband and I went to dinner at one of the area’s outdoor malls. We knew there would be pretty lights and saw advertisements that “snow falls” at 6, 7 and 8pm….

The Big Reveal!

Our kitchen/flooring project is FINALLY complete and we are thrilled with the result. Demo began August 7th, so start to finish the entire project took about 7 weeks.. (including a three day work stoppage when we evacuated to Tampa ahead of Hurricane Dorian.) While the kitchen remodel itself was less disruptive than I imagined it…