How to spend thousands on your staycation

I can just hear my co-workers now…How was your trip?  Did you have a great vacation?  I bet it was fun to be away from emails and work?  You look so refreshed? Do tell, what did you do? Oh, I had a great time – I read books, dined at restaurants, upgraded my phone, laid around, dropped off tax papers at the accountant’s office, filled up my gas tank, drank a few drinks, watched the sunset, and spent thousands on...

1920’s comics – Why Mothers Get Gray

There are many days, in my present life, where I wish mom was still here so I could ask her why grandma saved the strangest things? My grandma was a scrapbook fiend way back in the 1920’s.  She was born in 1907 and saved newspaper clippings from the 1920’s on.  At least those are the earliest dates I can find from the stash of clippings I’ve hung on to.  Yes, it’s a compromise I made with myself years ago.  Not...

How accountability partners help you succeed in going gray

How do you find the courage to stay on target to complete a tough project?  How do you stay present 100% of the way to your finish line? What if you’re doing something that you aren’t sure you really want to do, or you aren’t sure if others will approve of the project you are about to embark on? What do you do in those situations? You think, “Holy shit, this is tough,” right?  All you need is an extra level of courage to follow through...

How I Met My New I-Phone

I can’t believe it has been 3 years since I ventured out of rube state and fell hook line and sinker for an I-phone. I’ve been mustering up the courage to replace Ol’ Blue since she started down death’s path in December. Lookie here, isn’t she a beaut? Ol’ Blue, my glorious 5C. She has been failing with weird screen freezes, apps that quit working, and ‘not enough memory to do that’ messages.  Sigh. I still love her color, it...

Winter’s Morning Painted by Jack Frost

There is something magical about the costumes and images Jack Frost paints on crisp winter mornings. As he whisks his paintbrush over each surface, the formation of tiny little crystals sparkles in the sunlight.  He performs together with the sun, on each stage they play on, creating a temporary world chilled in white. On Valentine’s Day, he sprinkled tiny hearts and Cupid’s arrow hidden in the stars. Frost is the most sophisticated of poets. – Peter Davison He moves swiftly...