November 11, 2020 – Catch of the day!

Decades ago, when I was a young girl, there was nothing quite like spending the afternoon at one of the nearby lakes, especially on a warm summer’s day. Each of them were within walking or biking distance and they proved a delightful way to wile away the hours when you had nothing better to do.Continue reading “November 11, 2020 – Catch of the day!”

November 9, 2020 – Dog Poop Etiquette

Every other day I walk my dog. She demands it. It doesn’t matter what the temperature is or how tired I am, we are taking that walk. Generally, once I set out, it actually is a pretty pleasant experience. It’s always good to get some fresh air and if it’s a sunny day, even better.Continue reading “November 9, 2020 – Dog Poop Etiquette”

November 7, 2020 – Buyer Beware

The meaning of words can be very subjective, depending on who you ask. This is especially true when you’re trying to describe the condition of something. What one person might deem as ‘excellent’ may only qualify as ‘fair’ to someone else. There is one place on the internet where I find this to be aContinue reading “November 7, 2020 – Buyer Beware”

November 4, 2020 – Once upon a ‘timeshare’.

Many years ago, there was a man, a very disreputable, unsavory character that was always trying to find ways to make a quick buck. He tried a few ‘get rich quick’ schemes but they never amounted to much. There were pyramid schemes, but he could never seem to rise above the lowest level, and forContinue reading “November 4, 2020 – Once upon a ‘timeshare’.”

November 1, 2020 – A very follicular fable.

There’s nothing quite like sitting down at the table and plunging your fork into a nice, healthy portion of lasagna only to discover it’s got a secret ingredient, a piece of your own hair. You won’t realize this, of course, until you put it in your mouth and start to chew, and then it willContinue reading “November 1, 2020 – A very follicular fable.”

October 31, 2020 – Fixer Uppers

There’s something about fixer uppers. They always seem to seduce me somehow. Maybe it’s the warped floors and the paneled walls or those oh-so-adorable-and-practical original, single pane, aluminum windows? Or perhaps it’s the dated bathrooms with turquoise fixtures and galvanized pipes that prove nearly impossible to resist? So cute! And the charm of the warped,Continue reading “October 31, 2020 – Fixer Uppers”

October 30, 2020 – Grandma was a klepto.

Have you ever been out to lunch with my grandma? You’d know if you did. At the end of the meal, the table would look quite bare. All of the creamer and butter and single-serve jams and jellies would be missing along with most of the silverware. Where did it go? Into grandma’s purse, ofContinue reading “October 30, 2020 – Grandma was a klepto.”

October 28, 2020 – No soliciting. Think I’m kidding? Think again!

Thanks a lot, Sir Paul McCartney. You had to write that blasted song to make people think that everyone loves people just dropping by whenever they get the notion. “Someone’s knocking at the door, someone’s ringing the bell. Someone’s knocking at the door, someone’s ringing the bell. Do me a favor, open the door andContinue reading “October 28, 2020 – No soliciting. Think I’m kidding? Think again!”

October 27, 2020 – All Things Endcap

Once, long ago, in a village far, far away, there lived a peasant woman. About 10 minutes away from her cottage, as the crow flies, stood the nearest market. It had nearly everything anyone could ever possibly want or need. Its inventory included assorted candies which were stored in glass jars (licorice, peppermints and hardContinue reading “October 27, 2020 – All Things Endcap”

October 26, 2020 – Name that tune! Earworms, what happens when a song gets stuck in your head.

Billy Joel, would you please get out of my head?! I am tired of hearing about uptown girls and a particular state of mind that you’re in at the moment and only good people dying young. It has been nearly three hours and no matter what I do, I cannot seem to shake you. IContinue reading “October 26, 2020 – Name that tune! Earworms, what happens when a song gets stuck in your head.”