New York New York—You Inspire Me!

I know you know how much I loved our first trip to NYC last month!  We had the best time with our son, Micah, who is a grad student at Columbia Business School.   Yep--very proud mom. We packed a lot into the weekend visit and got to see a lot of the tourist places, eat a lot of great food, and see a lot of cute little dogs! It was an amazing weekend and I am already counting down the months till our next trip. On Saturday we met for breakfast at a local place called Barney Greengrass also … [Read more...]

And Then the Post Thanksgiving Malaise Begins

Maybe you don't get it but I do.  The post Thanksgiving malaise. That feeling that all the fun is about to end.  Back to reality.  I feel out of sorts. At loose ends. Silly, I know, but it happens almost every year.  No matter how wonderful the holiday has been --and this year was tops---it just signals to me that another Thanksgiving is in the bank and we are on to the hustle and bustle of the upcoming Christmas season. I love for Thanksgiving to linger.  It is perhaps my favorite … [Read more...]

It is Not Happy People Who Are Thankful–It is Thankful People Who Are Happy!

It is Thanksgiving and time to give thanks!  Today I am using a prompt to list a bunch of random things that I am grateful for.  Join in and share with me what you are grateful for today. A friend---Ann--my BFF. Physical activity that you can do-----walk without any discomfort or pain. Something kind---a smile. A teacher---Mrs. Young--my Creative Writing teacher who encouraged me in many ways. What brings you joy----music. What you're good at---listening. An adventure----every … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday—My Favorite View

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Teapot Tuesday

Teapot Tuesday continues this week with a lovely little floral number.  Nothing says "welcome to the tea party" like this pretty pot!  Sit down and enjoy a cup with me!!!   “In Britain, a cup of tea is the answer to every problem. Fallen off your bicycle? Nice cup of tea. Your house has been destroyed by a meteorite? Nice cup of tea and a biscuit. Your entire family has been eaten by a Tyrannosaurus Rex that has travelled through a space/time portal? Nice cup of tea and a … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving IS the REAL DEAL!

Seems there is a trend to skate through holidays like they don't even exist anymore in our country and it makes my heart just a little bit sad.  Wait--more than a little bit sad. I have always loved Thanksgiving.   Probably more than Christmas because it just seemed simpler. Thanksgiving has always been family time for me.  Time spent with family watching the Macy's Parade,  preparing a fabulous meal, eating maybe a bit too many mashed potatoes, watching football games, taking a … [Read more...]

Blessing Bag To Go

I used to carry bags of goodies around in my car to give to those folks I might happen upon who were standing at intersections asking for help.  I kind of got out of the habit and the other day I saw a woman with a cardboard sign and I had nothing.  I resolved then and there to rectify that problem and always have something in my car to hand out the window to anyone I passed that might be a little bit down on their luck. I know that not everyone who has a cardboard sign has the story that the … [Read more...]

I Fell for the Infomercial

I didn't turn the television off soon enough.   I left it on after the show I was watching was over and even though I was in and out of the room I saw it.  I got sucked into it.   I sat down.  I oohed and aahhed.   I sat with rapt attention.I went to their website.   I looked at all the options.   I checked the payment plans.  I got out my credit card.I filled in the info.  I clicked.I fell for it.You see---I dream of beautiful hair.   That perfect cut that I came out of Kush Salon with just a … [Read more...]

Idioms all Over the Place

Idioms.   Funny word but one that carries with it a lot of great images in my mind.  Today please join me as I share a few of my favorites.   Feel free to add your own in the comments---I would love to hear what your favorites are!  If you forgot what an idiom is here is what Wikipedia says is the definition:  a combination of words that has a figurative meaning owing to its common usage.  Actions speak louder than words. Blood is thicker than water. Cut to the chase. Drastic times … [Read more...]

International Label Day

It's here! It's here!!! International Label Day!!!!  If you are like me you were unaware of the existence of International Label Day but I suspect that some of my more savvy friends like Katybeth at Odd Loves Company were already aware of the existence long before me.  I was given a heads up to it by Rara who writes over at Rarasaur.  Last year she did a fabulous post about it and this year she will do the same.   Since I am a member of Team Poblano she invited me to join in the fun this year … [Read more...]