5 Things: Falling for Lola Edition

Happy Friday and Happy Veteran’s Day/Remembrance Day! A huge thank you to all of you who have faithfully served your country. Hopefully, you all had a great week as well much like the folks in Greenville, SC who enjoyed sandwiches in honor of the industrious Eugenia Duke. Well, even if you didn’t have the pleasureContinue reading “5 Things: Falling for Lola Edition”

Advent 2021: Day 25

Good morning and a very Merry Christmas! Many thanks to you all for celebrating blessings with me this Advent. May you all have many more blessings to celebrate today and in the coming year. Today I am exceedingly grateful for the gift of a Savior! What are you thankful for today? A very blessed ChristmasContinue reading “Advent 2021: Day 25”

Advent 2021: Day 24

Good morning! Well, I’ve “threatened” to do it for many years now and now it’s come to fruition. Here is my own braggy and mostly exaggerated Christmas letter. Please enjoy with a bit of good humor! Today I am grateful (once again) for the gift of humor. It has become so very important to meContinue reading “Advent 2021: Day 24”

Advent 2021: Day 23

Good morning! It’s a rare thing that life ever actually turns out like we’ve planned. (Ask me how I know?) Although you probably know that from everything that was canceled in the last couple of years: flights, weddings, concerts, Christmas parties– the list could go on and on! Fortunately, we humans are gifted with theContinue reading “Advent 2021: Day 23”

Advent 2021: Day 22

Good morning! Sometimes it’s just living that teaches the best lessons. Maybe that meant learning the hard way that you shouldn’t run beside a pool. Learning that people will absolutely let you do everything for them without reciprocating if you don’t set boundaries, first. Perhaps that dating the “bad boy” always ends badly. Or thatContinue reading “Advent 2021: Day 22”

Advent 2021: Day 21

Good morning! One of the neat things about growing up in my household was that we were encouraged to experience other cultures through their languages, food, and even film and TV. Our parents had the benefit of growing up in the “Melting Pot” of NYC and passed on a love of international cuisine and languages.Continue reading “Advent 2021: Day 21”

Advent 2021: Day 20

Good morning! A set of Christmas records have been a family tradition since I was a child. Yes, actual records on a record player! We listen to them while decorating the tree or baking scads of sugar cookies. It’s a great time to sing-a-long or simply waltz around the kitchen to Liberace’s “Gesu Bambino.” (ThatContinue reading “Advent 2021: Day 20”

Advent 2021: Day 19

Good morning! You know one of the best things about this time of the year? Watching Christmas movies without seeming weird. And, yes, I will watch a Christmas movie in July should the mood strike. There’s just something nice about a Christmas movie story. Whether it’s the cynical business person heading home to a smallContinue reading “Advent 2021: Day 19”

Advent 2021: Day 17

Good morning and Happy Friday! Well, it’s official: winter weather has arrived. It was a slow slide for this neck of the woods as opposed to last year when it snowed in early October. Now it’s beginning to look like December. You know what’s great, though? A home with a working heater. If you’ve spentContinue reading “Advent 2021: Day 17”