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
Last week I had a long anticipated appointment for a personal service. I’m not going to be specific other than to say it was either a facial, pedicure or massage and not anything to do with body hair removal. Just to be transparent and save you from pointless wondering. The service provider was new to … Continue reading Service interruption
Early in the afternoon on Saturday, as I walked up Delaware Avenue, a most remarkable thing occurred - I was greeted with a honk, wave and smile all from the same man driving past me. I know that many are offended by this type of uninvited attention, but as a woman who recently acknowledged that she … Continue reading Can you believe this is still happening?!
The Chinese Zodiac calendar may claim that 2021 is the Year of the Ox, but I’m here to tell you it’s most definitely the Year of the Snake - at least in my world. It began in late spring when I encountered a thin ribbon of a snake while walking down the yellow brick road. … Continue reading Year of the Snake
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
(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
Despite there having been a fairly mild winter, spring seemed slow to arrive this year. My crocus bloomed late, the down comforter is still on my bed and I just finally flipped the thermostat switch to off. I think, though, that after the gorgeous weekend we just experienced in Albany, it’s safe to say that … Continue reading From rosés to lupine