Giving Thanks in 2016

M and I have been hanging our Christmas lights and chatting with friends near and far much of the day thus far. We are meeting the kids and a few friends for dinner at a restaurant in a bit, then returning home to turn on our newly purchased and hung lights for the final weeks…

Being a ripple

Dinner last night with my son and daughter-in-law and immediate family - mom, sister, brother-in-law. Such nice people, happy to be joined as family by marriage. M and I were invited to join them for an evening of board games after dinner, but being kind of old folks who get up early in the mornings (even…

Money things

This morning I logged in to my regular use credit card and found 11 charges for the same online site. Yep, I've ordered from them in the past, but waaayyy past, like 3 years ago. Suddenly a few days ago they are emailing me again, after I had unsubscribed many moons ago, and I just…

Peaks and valleys

This is a first for me - blogging from a local Starbuck's. Everything is fine at home, wifi is fully functional and working perfectly. But I wanted/needed caffeine this morning and felt a strong desire for a change of scenery for this post. Because honestly, I'm having the good, the great, the really shitty this…

Life changes and choices

My son got married yesterday. And my daughter and I had a rare coffee date on our way to getting our hair styled. Wedding hair is kind of overrated, but it was fun to have the amazing curls for a little while and kinda/sorta keep them glued in place for the better part of the…

Just married!

Home from The Wedding! Well, that was last night, and I was too tired to finish this post. The day was long, the ceremony beautiful, the reception exciting and fun, and I am grateful and happy it went without any big glitches. My son teared up when K walked out and down the aisle. My…

Glue

My friend G's father passed away late last night after fighting the good fight with cancer for more than 10 years. No matter how expected the death, it is still a bit of a shock when it finally happens. Friend G's "pops" he has known and loved his whole live - G said his  heart stopped beating…