Inauguration

Inauguration

Were you one of the millions who watched the inauguration of President Biden at noon?  Thanks to COVID—and the insurrection at the capitol earlier this month—only 1,000 “socially distanced guests” attended in person, a much different scene that the masses...
Positive Thoughts

Positive Thoughts

Writing—and publishing—your thoughts is uniquely personal.  It’s one thing to type out what you think about something.  It’s another level to share it with a friend, and one more scary step to put it out where everyone can see it.  And it’s the ultimate...
Full Table

Full Table

It’s got to be a phase in life, right?  I’m still happy when we have a full house gathered for supper.  My husband, my daughter and I are pretty much always home to eat at night now.  Son number one is scheduled to go back to college by the end of this...
Getting Out

Getting Out

Sometime around now in January–even without COVID’s “stay home, stay safe” mandates–I realize that I am not really living life.  I’m just going through the motions, kind of mentally in a holding pattern of hanging on until more sun returns, the cold...
TV Options Expansion

TV Options Expansion

Without evening meetings or high school sports, my television consumption has gone up dramatically during COVID.  (How about yours?  Please tell me I’m not alone!)  In our search for new programming, we’ve asked friends what they have enjoyed Hulu and...
Be a Pal

Be a Pal

The text came through earlier this week:  a friend was sick and suspected COVID-even though she’s already been immunized with the first round as a part of her work in healthcare.  Immediately, our family offered to help with whatever she needed.  She...