The house across the street

When I first viewed the house where I’ve lived for more than 25 years, my immediate thought was that it was too small for my eventual family. At the time it consisted of two 2-bedroom flats and I couldn’t imagine it accommodating the children my husband and I planned. At the Open House, where I … Continue reading The house across the street

I’d like 10 things that bring me joy for $100, LeVar

Wait! What do you mean LeVar Burton didn’t get the Jeopardy hosting gig?! Now I’m going to need 11 things that bring me joy because that truly sucks.  Fortunately, I’m really adept at finding my own happiness and pleasure. While LeVar didn’t get the job he so clearly deserved, I’ve got this. 1. A birthday … Continue reading I’d like 10 things that bring me joy for $100, LeVar

A tale of three kitchens

Kitchen 1:Twenty years ago my kitchen was first renovated. It was a big job and involved sacrificing a bedroom and pantry to create a bright, open room that flowed from kitchen to dining room to deck. In addition to increased natural light, the remodel expanded my counter work area and storage space inspiring many dinner … Continue reading A tale of three kitchens

The cheesiness of falling in love

(Image: https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flickr_-_cyclonebill_-_Manchego.jpg) Memorial Day weekend my OG, as in Old Greenwood Lake, girlfriends came up for a visit. We snacked on an array of tidbits, including a luscious pate and a selection of cheeses. I don’t usually eat a lot of cheese, beyond some crumbled bleu or feta on my salad, but I fell hard for … Continue reading The cheesiness of falling in love

25 years in the DelSo

Most of my life I've been at the least ever-so-slightly ashamed of my home. It was never - *big enough *clean enough *maintained well enough *decorated stylishly enough *ever truly finished Because owning a house means there’s always a project. Yes, I said ALWAYS and we all know I don’t commit easily or well. In … Continue reading 25 years in the DelSo

Pop up and On Demand

And, no, I’m not talking about my own ideal of romance. I’m referring to the fantastic kick off to my February break. Friday night could not have been better - my date and I attended Ric Orlando’s Lover’s dinner hosted at Lower Landing, in Coxsackie and enjoyed every moment of our evening.  Many years ago … Continue reading Pop up and On Demand

Latest loves, 2.21

Listening to Bonnie Raitt, circa 1989. The anticipation of date night at a Ric Orlando pop up event for lovers down by the river in Greene County. The idea to give away weeded books, (two to a bag, with craft supplies to make a valentine), and call them “Blind Date Bookbags, resulting in all 21 … Continue reading Latest loves, 2.21