Christmas Entertaining

Christmas Entertaining

Last Christmas, with the loss of my husband still fresh, I didn’t feel much like entertaining. It just seemed like too much work. I did have my stepson, Mike, and his family over for dinner along with my youngest son and his wife, but it took me two days to prepare. I...
Impulse Purchasing

Impulse Purchasing

Shopping is not my favorite thing, but if I see something that really takes my eye, I’m apt to purchase. I do have a rule on clothes. If I bring three items home, three old items of clothing go into the box for the thrift shop! The last two years I have been...
Coffee Time, Friends, and Family

Coffee Time, Friends, and Family

This morning I met two friends, Liz and Mary Lou, for coffee at a nearby coffee shop and we were able to sit and talk for over an hour over lattés. It occurred to me that at this time of my life it is so important to spend time with friends. I went to visit an old...
Ancestry Surprises

Ancestry Surprises

A few months ago, I sent a sample off to Ancestry.com to see what story my DNA would tell. It came back 56% Great Britain, 29% Scandinavian, 1% miscellaneous, 6% Eastern Europe, and 7% Western Europe. I could explain the Eastern Europe, as my grandmother was from...
Widowhood and What’s Next!

Widowhood and What’s Next!

From my posts and blogs this past year, it is evident that I am a widow now. That seems to be like catnip to a cat to aspiring interested parties. My Facebook page has come alive with “friend” requests from nice gentlemen, who amazingly all seem to be widowers. I’m...
Traveling Again

Traveling Again

We plan trips and they seem so far away and then all of a sudden the date arrives and you are off on an adventure. This time, I’d chosen Scotland, and my daughter came as companion. I chose Road Scholar, a travel group for seniors. Frank and I went on 19 Road Scholar...