Advent 2022: Day 9

Good morning and Happy Friday! We’ve made it, friends! Around here it’s not Christmas without a little Nutcracker. The show that my nephew declared a total flop because (and I quote) “there’s no talking!” Alas! Well, hopefully, you can manage a few moments of Balanchine’s “Waltz of the Snowflakes” even if there is no talking.Continue reading “Advent 2022: Day 9”

5 Things: Swan Song Pasta Edition

Happy Friday! Hope you all had a great week like the proprietors of a UK pub that got to keep its name. Even more amusing, they received a framed apology. It’s good that the publishers of Vogue Magazine recognize seniority and that the pub owners have such a good sense of humor! Could you imagineContinue reading “5 Things: Swan Song Pasta Edition”

5 Things: Phantom Mapping Pet Edition

Happy Friday! Hope you all had a great week like the grandmother who was named valedictorian of her high school. Forced to drop out of high school at age 15 to help support her family, Twyanna Williams has managed to graduate with her diploma at 65! Definitely very cool and very inspiring. Well, even ifContinue reading “5 Things: Phantom Mapping Pet Edition”

5 Things: Take That Back to Friday Edition

  Happy Friday! Hope you all had a wonderful Easter and a great week. April is here in full swing and I hope that means that the weather near you is a little more bearable. Maybe you\’ve been able to enjoy some flowers blooming and birds singing as well.  \”5 Things\” is ba-ack! Check outContinue reading “5 Things: Take That Back to Friday Edition”

5 Things: Happier with Bananas Edition

  Happy Friday! Hope that you all had a great week despite learning that a certain groundhog has predicted six more weeks of winter that would have happened anyway. Maybe it\’s the social distancing talking but it seemed like an even bigger waste of time this year. Can someone enlighten me as to why oneContinue reading “5 Things: Happier with Bananas Edition”

Advent 2020: Day 21

  Good morning! Today is National Crossword Puzzle Day. As a lover of crosswords and ballet, I decided to try my hand at combining the two. Even if you\’re not a balletomane, you might know more than you realize or enjoy learning some new vocabulary! You can download a printable copy here. The key willContinue reading “Advent 2020: Day 21”

5 Things: Cheesy Austen Addiction Edition

  Happy Friday! Hope that you all had a great week like pigeons everywhere who are applauding racing pigeon New Kim for raising up their street cred this week. $1.9 million for a pigeon. Holy moly! Personally, I\’d prefer shopping in the Neiman Marcus Christmas catalog with that kind of cheese.   Well, even if youContinue reading “5 Things: Cheesy Austen Addiction Edition”

5 Things: Cinematic Ballet Burger Edition

  Happy Friday! Hope you all had a great week like the marathon runner who got a little help to finish the race. That\’s one a heck of a good deed! Not many people would be willing to help someone finish a marathon. It\’s more likely that I\’d call them an Uber to go toContinue reading “5 Things: Cinematic Ballet Burger Edition”

5 Things: Hoppy Dance Edition

  Happy Friday and a very Happy Birthday to Mum! Hope you all had a great week like when you catch up with an old friend and the conversation flows as though you\’ve never been apart. (Isn\’t that just the best?) That is one of the plusses of quarantine; old friends coming out of theContinue reading “5 Things: Hoppy Dance Edition”

5 Things: Unsolved Wedding Dough Edition

Happy Friday! Hope you all had a great week especially as an effective COVID-19 treatment and vaccine seem even closer than before. It is reassuring to know that the world\’s best minds are on the job. Even if we\’re not certain whether we can eat in restaurants this week. Well, despite all the ongoing madnessContinue reading “5 Things: Unsolved Wedding Dough Edition”