“Grate Night” (the fusion of grapes & a date.)

I’m not sure when (or if) I will ever stop associating wine tasting with Covid. Our little tasting party was after all, the last cancellation on our 2020 calendar before we officially fell into the “Upside-down.” This was the final social event my husband and I argued about.. he was sure this whole Corona issue…

My 2021 Planner- week one!

It works every time I try it, so I’m not sure why in the past my commitment level has waxed and waned. When I use a planner I am laser focused, goal oriented, efficient, productive AND I always know what we are eating for dinner.. No mad, last minute archeological dig trying to unearth the…

The Tale of the Lemon Tree

Last year, I decided I wanted a lemon tree. My husband and I picked out the healthiest one we could find at our local landscaping store, carefully wrapped it in plastic and slid it sideways into the back of my SUV for the short trip home. Once there, we transferred the tree into the new…

Netflix Movie Recommendation

These were absolutely horrific murders. Chris Watts, a Colorado husband and father, killed his pregnant wife and their two precious, little girls. American Murder tells the story of the unravelling of lies; lies about the murder, and lies about the marriage. What makes this presentation uniquely fascinating is that most of what you see is…

The supreme case for adding wives..

Have you ever watched ‘Sister Wives,’ the show about plural marriage? To be honest, I’m a bit conflicted. There’s a freedom loving libertarian deep in my soul who is totally cool with people living their lives exactly as they choose..as long as no one gets hurt in the process. But.. There is something that gnaws…

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…