Is it too early to shop for Christmas?

The best time to shop in 2020 is the moment you see what you want. Inventory issues persist, not to mention many stores are sadly going out of business.. (or look like they might at any minute.) This is a photo I took yesterday at  Bed, Bath and Beyond. (I know… 😳)  All I can…

Valentine’s Day Traps

“I’m going to the grocery store, need anything?” my husband asked, grabbing his keys and heading for the door. “No, I don’t need anything..I just got back from the grocery store!  What do YOU need?” I wondered aloud. But I already knew.. after all it was February 13th. “Just so you’re aware honey,” I helpfully…

Holiday Hits & Misses- part deux

Can a gift be a hit AND a miss? Well, yes it can be if you give the same thing (in this case a message board) to more than one person and the reaction is let’s just say “mixed.” Interestingly enough, it was one of our daughters who said she sadly didn’t have ‘enough room’…

What a gift!

One of our (grown) kids lives in a lovely apartment complex near the beach on the west coast of Florida. Her rent is high (isn’t everyone’s?) but the place is totally worth it. Not only does she have a view that rivals any hotel, but the people who manage the place go out of their…