Looking around the garage last week, hot off of hosting July 4th festivities and looking for a spot to put the extra-large garbage bag full of red, white and blue decorations, my heart sank. I gave the stacked rubber containers commandeering the back half of the garage the stink eye. How did it come to … Continue reading I’ll Have A Little Less Holiday Cheer, Please
A few weeks ago, I took a bite of pizza crust and all of a sudden, it felt like someone had taken a nail file and jammed it into the center of my molar. Making a face, much like I had slurped on a lemon half, I explored the area with my tongue. Nothing of … Continue reading Root Of The Matter
On November 6, 2022, at 2:00 a.m., most of the U.S., Canada, and Europe will take part in a decades-old ritual of turning back the clocks one hour. This autumnal “falling back” as it’s called, marks the end of Daylight Saving Time (DST), which begins each year in March with a collective “springing” ahead of the … Continue reading Daylight Saving Time 101: What Is It, Why Do We Do It?
In 2020, my husband and I were hell bent to cross an item off of our bucket list. While he had traveled extensively world-wide for business, I remained at home battening down the hatches and managing the schedules of our children and their many activities. His passport was stamped for such far flung places as … Continue reading International Travel–Post COVID
“Wipe your makeup off.” My sister instructed, handing me a wet towelette. “Excuse me?” I asked, thinking I had heard wrong. If she thought I had overdone the mascara or applied too much lipstick, she could have been a little more kind. Before I had a chance to unceremoniously scrape my face clean, she thrust … Continue reading All The Colors Of The Seasons
A few days from now, my husband and I will celebrate thirty-five years of marriage to one another. Add to that another four plus years of dating, and I will have been exclusively partnered to the same person for more than half my life. What a mind-blowing thought. I wonder if the recently deceased Queen … Continue reading Wedding Trivia: How It All Began
There is a saying: not all readers are writers, but all writers are most definitely readers. As co-authors who have been writing together for more than a decade, we are first and foremost avid readers. We view books of all genres as opportunities, as promises, as teachers, and most importantly, as gifts. We are reading … Continue reading Women Writers We’d Like to Have Wine With
There’s nothing like below zero temperatures to bring out the inner reader in all of us. Book club members know what we’re talking about. When bone chilling temperatures force you to stay inside, you seize the opportunity to get cozy with your club’s monthly reading choice and get ready for the next meeting –hopefully when … Continue reading Want To Be A Winning Book Club? Keep Reading!
A show of hands, please. How many of you belong to a book club? If your hand is in the air, congratulations; if not, you might want to think about joining or even starting one yourself, because there is more to a book club than just reading. According to the February, 2019 issue of O … Continue reading 2019: The Year of the Book Club
A show of hands please: how many of you have already begun counting down to the holidays? A little shopping here, some special baking there, and lots of planning for all of the festivities that lie ahead. We're overwhelmed just thinking about it, and it's only October! We have had a phenomenal year. As most of you know, we … Continue reading ‘Tis The Season