I had to print out a list of March birthdays for my coworker the other day and I looked at her with genuine confusion. “How did that happen? I just did February’s last…?” She politely explained how March follows February but I was still stuck on how fast time is flying and how easily thrown … Continue reading Living with intention
I'd love to blame my current problems and frustrations on writer's block or an MIA muse, but as most creatives will tell you, if you don't work the muscle it simply atrophies. Staring at my blank canvas or page, waiting for inspiration to smack me in the face, usually results in the decision to pour … Continue reading Creative Crackdown — #museclues
There aren’t enough cliches for the heat in Arizona in the summer time. I know — I heard them all when I moved here at the end of July. But I guess I can stand it because I’m not getting out of the kitchen any time soon. Unfortunately, the heat doesn’t just apply to the … Continue reading Is it HOT enough for ya?!
Published with permission by the Berthoud Weekly Surveyor After a few heartbreaking false starts, it appears that spring may finally be ready to stick around. Well, at least until it snows tomorrow. I can handle precipitation as long as it’s not frozen and accompanied by frigid winds. I’m more than a little whiny these days. … Continue reading Post-hibernation homework
For someone who has never been married I seemingly have a lot to say about the Big Day, thanks in part to the Surveyor's annual bridal section. If you like this musing on music, you may enjoy my thoughts on ugly bridesmaid dresses. No wedding reception is complete without romantic music and cheesy ballads to … Continue reading Matrimony: The Musical?
Reprinted with permission of the Berthoud SurveyorMy 14-year-old car is perfect in many ways. I’ve had to do minimal maintenance on it beyond the usual and it’s only stranded me once. It’s not very pretty anymore but I do my best thinking in the dinged up Honda sedan and I dread the day I have … Continue reading Concerning cup holders
Reprinted with permission by the Berthoud Weekly Surveyor Home for the holidays is a popular wish for many, though not always possible due to circumstances such as distance, work, weather and even war. Years ago the only way to bridge those distances was letter writing or expensive long-distance phone calls. Sentimental carols like “White Christmas” … Continue reading I’m dreaming of a Skype Christmas