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Taking a Break

I’d really like to say it’s not you, that it’s me. But that’s not even true – I think it is you. At first, things were great – we’d get together every week, I did my part, and you told me what I wanted to hear. Gosh, how I enjoyed […]

Fledgling

We have a pair of cardinals in our yard; I’m pretty sure they’ve been with us for several years now.  I love seeing them – Mr. Cardinal in his brilliant scarlet, and the quieter, rosy-hued Mrs. Cardinal, with the striking dark accents on her face. We’ve been feeding them, off […]

Father’s Day

Doesn’t it seem like Father’s Day kind of gets the short end of the stick?  I mean, just a month ago, on Mother’s Day, people were falling all over themselves to take Mom out for a nice brunch or a fancy dinner, or at the very least, to present her […]

There’s a spreadsheet for that

It all started when I bought the house. Actually, no.  If I’m honest, it started before that – back when I was working in real estate, I was occasionally called upon to create an amortization schedule for a non-bank mortgage.  Fortunately, my word processing program at the time (Microsoft Works!) […]

He wants it NOW!

When we went to meet our Great Dane, Thor, he was in foster care; that is, he had “three hots and a cot” while awaiting his “forever home.”   He’d integrated well with the resident pack – and one can only assume when you’re caring for SEVEN Great Danes, if the […]