Holding on through the tough times..

Let me set the scene: It’s about 98 degrees outside; humidity at rainforest level. My husband is digging 4 large holes for me next to the AC on the side of the house. I say “for me” because it was my idea to try and hide that ugly, grey, growling monster of an air conditioning…

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….

49 Nutcrackers

I sat next to my mother’s friend at Thanksgiving dinner this year.  She’s a lovely woman  struggling through an absolutely awful divorce. Navigating her way through the backwash of her husband’s abandonment over the past year has forced her to toss many of the relics of her old life overboard. With a tear in her…