I got incredibly sad news that a childhood girlfriend passed away recently. We were both 15 when we met at a Latvian summer camp and lived in the same cabin for two summers in a row. She was bubbly and … Continue reading Good-Bye Friend.
“There is love in holding and there is love in letting go.” Elizabeth Berg, American Novelist This saying is spot on to me. And I think of this now as it pertains to one of life’s unwanted yet unescapable certainties … Continue reading Over The Rainbow…
I have been in search of an elixir–something to take the edge off. A way for my brain to take a break from our world’s exploding problems… Traditionally my go-to’s for escaping are: Drinking wine, baking homemade bread, spending quality … Continue reading Baby Owls are my “Drug of Choice”
When this pandemic is over it will be the “sunshiniest” of days and I will be blasting Johnny Nash’s song over the speaker in my backyard and I will be dancing up a storm with family and friends. Together again! … Continue reading “I Can See Clearly Now, The Rain Is Gone…”
I arrive fatigued from a lengthy day of plane travel and head straight to the pool deck at our resort located on Waikiki Beach. With each step I take closer to my destination of a magnificent chunky teak chaise lounge … Continue reading Ambiance is Everything Dahlink…
There is nothing better for my soul than having an episode of laughter that erupts deep from my belly, springs out through happy tears and finishes off with shoulders bobbing up and down only to erupt again in uncontrollable fits … Continue reading Group Therapy In Session!
I was walking our dog, Whiskey, early this morning when I witnessed a ridiculous sight. A guy riding a bike on the sidewalk, holding a stuffed hefty bag of items the size of Santa’s toy sack, tried to avoid on-coming … Continue reading Oopsy-Daisy
Music to my ears! I just got a text: “ FYI we made it to the hotel safe and sound”. You see my sons are on a long road trip from California to Denver, a 1300 mile journey with so … Continue reading Brothers on a Road Trip
Who has a loved one that is super stubborn? Or perhaps I should say “very determined” to soften this characterization… But as I want to keep my blog musings “real”, I have to say for the record that there are … Continue reading The Waves Are Calling And I Must Go.
I am doing dishes, thinking to myself that I have waited too long to come up with a meaningful gift for my sister-in-law, Mara’s, 60th birthday. Sixty is after all a big deal. Especially when you have reached that age … Continue reading The Elusive Perfect Gift