Small Talk

Rainy day weather perfect for a good book

ll be on the way. What better excuse to grab a book, a chair and a warm, dry corner?

The smell of cookies in the morning

Best holiday news ever! Some sweet soul, who doesn’t know my track record for setting off the smoke alarm, has invited me to a Christmas cookie exchange. I love these things because, despite my love of holiday goodies, I tend to flag on the days of baking required to create all the exotic kinds I […]

What surprises may come

Happy holidays, to all our everlovin’ friends and family.

For the love of dishtowels

Towels get no respect

Countdown to the holidays has already started

I will reluctantly admit that October is gone. Now and only now will I say out loud the name of the next holiday — Thanksgiving. There.

Taking care of dog, brings back memories

I have been known to moan and sigh over my children being grown up and gone. I frequently think longingly of bygone days when they were little and the fun we had. It’s a classic case of selective memory.

Younsters are growing through the ranks

I just read a press release on some brilliant, splendid students hereabouts who are doing a wonderful thing to help children far across the globe. It makes me proud to hear of such things and heartened that such gracious, caring youngsters are preparing to take over our world.

Don’t rat me out

It appears I am a wanted felon. OK, not a felon, just a wanted infraction flaunter.

Out with the old technology, in with the new

I know it would have hurt his feelings if I had laughed out loud. So I didn’t – but I wanted to.

You can’t do this with an email

I know a lot of you like to take potshots at the greeting card companies. In the midst of any given holiday madness, I have searched for a handy scapegoat, myself.