I recently watched a few episodes of the new Netflix show, “Tidying Up, with Marie Kondo.”
The show is based on the popular best-seller by the same said Japanese declutttering expert, who goes into people’s homes and helps them “find joy” with the objects within.
Continue reading “Closet case”
My sister sent me a text the other day that said she had a “cat question” for me.
I have earned the unofficial title of “the widow lady who lives alone with her cats” much to my dismay, although I do love my little charges as evinced in the Joey on the Lam debacle I posted about this summer. Continue reading “Saint Prances”
One study reveals that almost two-thirds of people who resolve to get healthy and fit in the new year give it up.
I’m not surprised by that at all. Following the excesses of the holidays, there is a certain “buyer’s remorse” over all of the bacchanal behavior we gave no thought to while immersed in the season of oversharing, overeating and overspending.
Continue reading “Stag nation”
When I was a kid my dad had a 1960’s white over green Volkswagen bus.
It certainly came in handy with four kids (I don’t count my oldest sister Anna, who had run off and eloped at that point). Continue reading “View from the back seat”
My job calls for some cross country travel.
It has been difficult this year, not just because flying is such a pain in the ass, but because of the compounded loss of my husband.
Continue reading “A reason to believe”
In ancient Egypt, tombs were a necessary part of the culture to prepare the dead for living in the afterlife. Depending on how rich you were they could be very well-appointed indeed, stocked with your possessions to ensure a comfortable existence in the next world.
Continue reading “Home is where the hard is”