The Sunday Post: Rambling on into 2017

Ever sit down to write, knowing what you want to say, but just can’t get your thoughts organized enough to write them down in a way that makes sense to anyone else? That’s kind of where I am right now. So maybe I’ll try something different with this first post of the year: just write…

What’s on your mind?

That’s the prompt many of us see on a regular basis as we reach for our smartphones or computers and check in to see what’s going in the Facebook world. Today I’m home nursing a twisted knee (the result of a mis-step getting out of my fancy, low-riding car last night) and so I’m spending…

Farewell, my downtown neighbors!

Writing 101, Day Seven After three and half years, it’s time to give up city living and return to life in suburbia. While a house in the suburbs isn’t exactly country living, it’s going to be a significant change in our lives. We moved to our early 1900s city home with just a few pieces…

The Sunday Post: A Wedding in the Family

Yesterday was Sarah and Joe’s wedding. Seven months of planning and about two weeks of final preparations, coordination and implementation, led to a muggy, at times rainy, and then beautiful, Saturday afternoon when Sarah nervously walked down the aisle on the arm of her father. About a third of the way down the aisle I…

Feeling Cranky

I’m feeling kind of cranky today. Cranky and tired. Coffee hasn’t helped, and today my granola bar seems mostly dry and taste-free. In some circles I could maybe get away with attributing my mood to hormones and “that time of the month.” But I know why I’m feeling blue. Last night I was up late….

The Sunday Post: Half Full

Today’s post was inspired partly by the folks at the daily prompt, asking if my glass is half empty or half full. It was mostly inspired by my husband though, who is celebrating his 50th birthday tomorrow. (“Celebrating” is not really the right word, since he would like it to just be another day.) But it’s not…