Great Gift Ideas for MEN

Buying for men can be tricky.  With Father’s Day right around the corner the pressure is on to find that perfect, thoughtful, gift.  Here are the  categories I use.  Over the years I’ve learned that as long as I stay within these categories I’m usually good. ~ Handmade gifts.  When my son was young this […]

My Empty Nest

I’ve been thinking about this post for weeks. Well, actually, I’ve been putting this post off for weeks. I felt, and still feel, like the subject of an “empty nest” is important but I had no idea where to go with it. Maybe I’m too close to the issue. My husband and I have one […]


What to say about popcorn?  We all know what it is.  We’ve all had some…from movie theaters and microwaves… both good and bad.  If you’re old enough you’ve had the jiffy pop kind that pops on the stove (do they still make it?)  We’ve had popcorn balls, made popcorn ornaments to go on our Christmas […]

graduation fun

May was the month of celebration.  Our baby boy, Kaelan, graduated from college! Family came from far and near to help us celebrate the day.   As usually when the family gathers jokes, laughter, and hijinks aren’t far away. This year Kaelan’s Uncle Erik out did himself.  Using blown-up pictures of Kaelan and paint-stir sticks, […]

It’s a small, small world

In 1964 inflation in the United States was 1.28% and the average house cost just a little over $13,000. In 1964 Nat King Cole passed away, Joe Namath was signed as a quarterback with the NY Jets, and Reverend Martin Luther King, along with more than 2,500 others, were arrested in Selma, Alabama while protesting […]