The Way of the (Chocolate) Cross

Easter wouldn't be Easter without candy jelly beans, chocolate eggs, and the smell of the tall white Easter lily in my mother's dining room. For the majority of kids in my family, while my Grandma Kelly was alive, we would get chocolate from her on Easter. To be specific, chocolate crosses would come piled 6 … Continue reading The Way of the (Chocolate) Cross

The Wonderful World of Disney (or, Saturday Nights When I Was A Kid)

Today's prompt: S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y NIGHT! What’s your favorite way to spend Saturday night? I am a confirmed homebody and am proud to state it for all the world to know. Spending Saturday nights at home is a well grounded childhood memory. After our baths, we sat in front of the television to watch Lawrence Welk and … Continue reading The Wonderful World of Disney (or, Saturday Nights When I Was A Kid)

On Top: Weekly Photo Challenge

After a long day of fun together, the kids put their Gary Eyes ON TOP of their heads! That was a good day two years ago. I miss them all the time!

It’s This Simple: Ice Cream

What’s your biggest junk food weakness? Tell us all about it in its sugary, salty, glory.   Simply put, ICE CREAM.  My all time favorite junk food weakness is ice cream.  There is no rhyme or reason as to why, it just is.  I will not bore you with stories of favorite ice cream joints, … Continue reading It’s This Simple: Ice Cream

Inspiration Is, As Inspiration Does

On Friday I'll be giving a keynote type of speech to a group of AmeriCorps VISTA members. If you don't know what that is you can look it up here.   I was contacted about two months ago by the person organizing the event. When we spoke on the phone she mentioned that someone I knew … Continue reading Inspiration Is, As Inspiration Does

It’s All About the Dress

Today's prompt is:  Tell us all about your best confidence outfit. Don’t leave out the shoes or the perfect accessories. There are power suits for job interviews, cute outfits for a first date, new school clothes with that first-day-of-school smell; all of which have the power to instill a level of confidence like no other … Continue reading It’s All About the Dress

Dating Disasters Lead To…

I could fill volumes with relationship disaster stories, they'd make a great sitcom script, stand-up routine, or sketch on SNL with Kristin Wiig playing me. Let's just say that from about 1999 to 2004 (when I met my future husband) there were a few disasters. Here are some highlights of first date disasters that would … Continue reading Dating Disasters Lead To…

Can’t Get it Out of My Head: A DP Writing Prompt

Have you ever become obsessed with something? Tell us about something that captivates your attention like nothing else. I'm not sure I'd call it obsession, but I definitely go through phases of intense interest. The thing I wish I could be obsessed with is exercise, but that's not likely. Usually, it's with books and authors … Continue reading Can’t Get it Out of My Head: A DP Writing Prompt

More Than Five Minutes of Fame

Today writing prompt:  Have you dreamt of becoming famous? What would your claim to fame be? Comedy? Acting? Writing? Race car driving? Go! Five minutes, that's all, just five minutes of fame is what most mere mortals can expect. The people who can turn their five minutes into something more, in my estimation, are just … Continue reading More Than Five Minutes of Fame

There Is Always Something…

My friend’s grandbaby!

365 Days of Thank You


This  was one busy week and the only thing that will make me happier than sitting here writing my blog, is a little bowl of ice cream when I’m done!  But before I can dig into my low-fat Turkey Hill moose tracks, there is someone to thank.

While there were meetings to attend, memos to write and phone calls to return, I also had time for a visitor.  My friend Millie brought her 2-month old granddaughter to meet me.  She knows how much I love to hold babies!  Little Alexa spent a good hour in my arms.  I fed her, burped her, quieted her down when she got fussy.  It made the busy week more bearable.  So today I thank Millie for stopping by, and Alexa for indulging me!


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