It’s back-to-school season. I know this because I have a raging case of hay fever that has flared up at this time of year every year since Laugh In was still on the air. The nuns at my elementary school had no choice but to conclude I was stoned when I showed up on the […]
How to become the go to car buyer in the family.
Every guest wants to bring the perfect gift. But sometimes, that is easier said than done, even with a registry as your guide. I’ve been married a long time and have quite a few friends in the same boat. Looking around my house, I’m hard-pressed to find any wedding gifts that survived. But, a few […]
Growing up, going on vacation included hours of sitting in the “way back” of a station wagon with my sister until we got “there.” “There” could be anywhere from Florida to Gettysburg to Niagara Falls. This was the 1970s, and unlike today’s parents, adults didn’t spend too much (any) time or energy fretting about entertaining […]
If you call me, I won’t answer. You can try to reach me on my cell or on our ancient landline. But I won’t answer. I use my cell phone for everything from watching exercise videos to playing word games. It’s my camera and my map of the world. The thing monitors my heart and […]
In many ways, my husband and I are opposites. Not in ways you can immediately discern by looking at us, but in the most fundamental ways. For example, he doesn’t like peanut butter and thinks mayonnaise and Miracle Whip are interchangeable. To me, that’s stark, raving madness. In the interest of equal time, I count […]