Thanksgiving Greetings

When I was a child my aunt and uncle had a farm. I remember one year when I was 2 or 3, they brought a turkey to our house before Thanksgiving. I named it Gobble Gobble. I had no idea it was going to be Thanksgiving dinner. And they had no idea I was watching […]

Strategy for Cyber Monday

I have friends and relatives who wouldn’t miss the after Thanksgiving sales. Not me. I don’t even want to drive in the traffic. I’ve found I can get as good (or better) deals online probably anytime but certainly on Cyber Monday. I’ve been collecting catalogs and have started perusing them for things I might want […]

Missing Daddy

It’s been a year since the death of my dad.   Maybe because he was the last of our parents to die, it was particularly difficult for me. I did some individual grief counseling with a Hospice Counselor here and then a five-day intensive workshop on grief as well. While the therapy helped, I’ve concluded, […]

Day trip to Switzerland

We took a day trip to Switzerland and, except that the driver drove 80 mph in the middle of curvy mountain roads, it was one of most fun days of the trip. The trip was set up by Kate, our local host for Stresa. We split the cost with the other two couples left in our […]