Perspective

Pardon the pun, but my garden had me stumped. My husband recently removed a row of large, dead bushes and I was struggling over what to plant in that area instead. There was much to take into consideration, not the least of which is the desire for more back yard privacy. My sister-in-law, who along…

“My Love”

My husband and I are about 2/3rds the way though this sweet little series on Netflix that follows six couples (who have been together over 40 years) through a year of their lives. Each elderly couple resides in vastly contrasting parts of the world and live very diverse lives. The role of family, friends and…

“So let’s dance.. the last dance..”

This is like a weird countdown happening. As the days move on, we keep getting closer to the one year anniversary of Covid officially shutting down our lives.. I can’t put my finger on the exact day when it happened, but I know we are getting close. Last year for Valentines, my mom invited my…

My perfect kitchen..

..is no more. That was my thought as I leaned against the wall staring at the mysterious dent in my shiny, 18 month old, stainless steel refrigerator. I’d just concluded an exhaustive investigation into the matter, the prime suspect (my husband) maintaining his innocence under hours of relentless questioning. “Yes” he admitted, he’d snapped a…

Big Deal

Within days of bringing our puppy home we had our first visit with Julie, a knowledgeable dog trainer in Charlotte. Her guidance proved to be invaluable, especially during those formative first months. Julie shared many helpful tips with us, among the most important: not making a big deal about leaving the house and coming back…