New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

Okay, it’s that time again. We get pencil and paper and write down the things we are going to resolve to do in the New Year. Right!! How many last through the month of January or even the first week of January! My biggest foe is sugar. I love cookies, fudge and all...
Holiday Shuffle

Holiday Shuffle

When we have in-laws, whether son-in-law, daughter-in-law, or other in-laws, the holidays can get complicated. Do we go to daughter-in-law’s family, or son’s family? What about children from a spouse’s former marriage? You want to cover all your bases, but sometimes,...
Dealing with Clutter

Dealing with Clutter

Recently I did a program for my TOPS group (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) on clutter. It’s amazing what we keep. I asked how many could not park cars in their garage due to the amount of stuff stored there. Several hands went up. How do we decide what is clutter? If we...
The Great Adventure

The Great Adventure

I recently attended a women’s retreat at the Pine Valley Retreat Center in the mountains above San Diego. A friend of mine was also going so I looked forward to the event. She asked me if I signed up for the High Ropes Course and I had, not having any idea what that...
Thanksgiving Travels

Thanksgiving Travels

This year I am flying to Florida to spend Thanksgiving with my daughter and son-in-love, Joey. Joey is a gourmet cook so I am looking forward to a great dinner! This time I am traveling with my puppy, Maya, who is almost 10 months old. I have never had a small dog to...
Watching TV or Not

Watching TV or Not

I have a communications system that gives me 140+ channels. Wonderful! I watch two of them! There are so many other things to do. I have two neighbors who don’t even have a TV set. As to mine, it is there so in the evenings, I watch TV. Some nights I feel like I am...
Halloween Surprise

Halloween Surprise

Four years ago, my neighbors across the street decided to go all out for Halloween with strobe lights, a giant spider, someone rising out of a coffin, etc. The kids loved it and texted all their friends. At 8:30 my neighbors shut down. They had run out of candy and...
Passwords

Passwords

Are you getting frustrated with passwords? Everyone wants one and I’ve tried numerous methods to remember mine. Finally made a file with a clue to the password so if someone sees my file they still wouldn’t know the password. The problem is that if I am out of town,...
The Diet

The Diet

A year or two ago I joined TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) and found a really nice group of ladies. It’s fun to weigh in every Friday morning to see if we have gained or lost. No one chides you for gaining weight when the roll is called. They just say “Glad you are...
A Doggie in the House

A Doggie in the House

My little Maya is now 8 months old. She’s gone from 10 to 12 pounds as I discover lifting her off the bed in the morning. She is brown, black, white, and tan with an irresistible little face. She loves affection, especially getting her tummy scratched. We are going to...