Back in the old days, you know, like when I was growing up, television sitcoms would have an episode every season that was made up of clips from previous episodes loosely strung together by some new dialog. The Golden Girls was notorious for this, doing it much more often than any other show I remember.… Continue reading Clips Episode
One of the podcasts that I listen to, "Get Booked" by the folks at BookRiot, gives book recommendations based on the requesters' requirements. A common request is "read alikes," a book that is similar to one that was thoroughly enjoyed. Earlier this year I stumbled into another category quite serendipitously. I had just finished the audiobook… Continue reading Book Pairings
As of last Monday, DH2U and I are officially home owners! Four months after the process started, we have landed in a home that is well suited for us. It actually was the very first home we looked at. The others were not nearly as nice. The night we closed, we went to the house… Continue reading Home Ownership
When I was in college, I asked one of my professors to write me a letter of recommendation for a scholarship. Since she had earlier requested permission to use one of my assignments in a book she was writing, I figured it was a safe bet. She immediately said yes, and a week later I… Continue reading Selective Curiosity
A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of judging a high school speech competition. Holy flashbacks, Batman. (That is me in center - the girl in the white shirt on the left.) It was wonderful seeing the competitors arrive, full of energy and excitement. As we walked to the judges' room, my heart… Continue reading Living Flashback
This time of year has my women's magazines' pages filled with decorating tips for the holidays. In the latest issue, there was a four-page spread about setting the holiday table. It included different types of place card holders and centerpieces. Really? Do people actually do this? Admittedly we always decorated for Christmas as I was… Continue reading Table Settings
Just over two weeks ago, we had to say goodbye to my angel, Carmen. It happened so quickly, and it's all still raw for me. Carmen got a clean bill of health at her check up in July. Mid-September I found a lump on her, two actually, around nipples. That was a Sunday. Monday I was… Continue reading Goodbye, Carmen
I’ve never considered myself to be a feminist. I’ve written about it before, calling it the “f word”. With so much going on in my life and with this election – thank goodness the vote is tomorrow – I’ve been thinking a lot about the topic lately. But first, a segue. For over a year… Continue reading What the F?
Serendipity introduced me to the writings of Tom Robbins this year. I vaguely remember having heard of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, but I never would have been able to put the author’s name to the title. I was searching for an audiobook to listen to, and Mr. Robbins’ memoir, Tibetan Peach Pie, was on… Continue reading Where Have You Been All My Life?
My favorite season has always been Fall. There is something about things getting cooler and leaves changing colors. Yes, as a matter of fact, some leaves do change color in Southern California as well. Although the weather is only flirting with Fall, the sun’s path is definitely in line with the season. Ever since I… Continue reading Fall Has Arrived