With the recent chill in the air (well, at least in the mornings), I have flung into full-on fall mode. Call me “basic”, but I’m pulling out the cozy throws, baking bread, and “decorating with food” as my husband calls it (i.e. putting pumpkins out & about). I’m also in full-throttle pumpkin flavor mode. Pumpkin [...]
Back in April my husband and I vacationed in Arizona. We began our trip in Sedona, and upon entering “Red Rock Country” we were immediately awed. The rocks were striking. Rising above the earth, massive structures littered the skyline. The layers of sedimentary rock were gorgeous—many hues of reds, pinks, oranges and tan that blended [...]
Any candy heart fans out there? I recently learned that people have very strong opinions about conversation hearts. Apparently it’s a “love it” or “hate it” thing—kind of like cilantro. What I don’t like about them is how they always look messed up. Inevitably, in each little box, you’ll find a handful of pristine, perfectly-printed conversation hearts with sayings that aren’t completely absurd. The rest are splotchy, off-centered, and unintelligible—if they’re even printed on at all.
The items placed right next to the checkout counter are put there for people like me. I’m a sucker, and the gravitational pull of those last-minute items gets me more often than not. A few weeks ago I lost the battle with the needless checkout-counter goods and purchased a bulb. Not a light, but a [...]
There’s a lot of heaviness in our world today. People from little children playing with toys to grandparents living in nursing homes feel it. 2020 has been difficult, to say the least. Wildfires. Covid-19. Quarantine. Injustices. Racism. Politics. Hate. It feels suffocating some days, like we are under a dark cloud that is bearing its [...]