May 27, 2021 – Communication Breakdown

I realized that I missed out on a few key phrases the other day when I talked about ‘the number three’ so I feel it’s necessary to mention them before I move on to the next topic. Primarily, three key phrases came to mind (after I published my blog-of-the-day). The first is ‘Three sheets in/toContinue reading “May 27, 2021 – Communication Breakdown”

May 13, 2021 – Being Human

Have any of you been watching the most recent season of American Idol? Spoiler alert, I just found out that Caleb Kennedy left the show. Caleb is 16 years old and hails from a small town in South Carolina. Just a few days ago, he was voted into the Top 5. I asked my husbandContinue reading “May 13, 2021 – Being Human”

May 11, 2021 – When it sounds too good to be true.

My poor husband. Last week, I was the one in turmoil. This week, it’s his turn. As part of his routine, he gets on the computer and checks Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, and the local classifieds (on average) 2-6 times each and every day. He is on the search for the ‘perfect boat’. Immediately after weContinue reading “May 11, 2021 – When it sounds too good to be true.”

April 23, 2021 – Always have a ‘Plan B’.

My husband and I are taking a trip next month. I suspect it’s going to be an annual one. We did it last year and it went so well that we’re going to do it yet again. We’re actually just returning to where we used to reside before we moved to where we currently live.Continue reading “April 23, 2021 – Always have a ‘Plan B’.”

April 21, 2021 – Boating Adventures

Life is full of surprises. My husband and I bought our first boat in 2015. Boy, did we get fleeced! It’s not the first time we’ve been taken advantage of because we didn’t do our homework and were totally unprepared. With most purchases, especially the ‘big ones’, I research the hell out of them beforeContinue reading “April 21, 2021 – Boating Adventures”

April 17, 2021 – Houseguest Etiquette

‘Pack it in, pack it out’ is a term that many people who hike and/or camp are familiar with. In essence, it applies to outdoor spaces and the condition you and I should leave them in when we actually ‘leave’. I interpret it to mean that whatever I bring with me in order to enjoyContinue reading “April 17, 2021 – Houseguest Etiquette”

April 9, 2021 – Getting Nowhere Fast

Do you ever feel as if you’ve expended a great deal of energy towards achieving specific goals, only to find that you’ve wound up no worse, but certainly no better? Maybe I’m making it into something more than it is, but it sure seems like that’s how most things have played out this week. FromContinue reading “April 9, 2021 – Getting Nowhere Fast”

March 29, 2021 – Little White Lies

My husband surprised me today! No, it’s not what you’re thinking. Get your mind out of the gutter! He surprised me because he told a ‘little white lie’ to the neighbor and it’s eating him up inside! My husband NEVER lies. He is all about honesty and integrity and speaking the truth. It’s what heContinue reading “March 29, 2021 – Little White Lies”

March 27, 2021 – Boundaries

There’s a poem by Robert Frost that contains a line or phrase often quoted in the United States (and possibly elsewhere), “Good fences make good neighbors.” How true is that? Without clear boundaries, it seems like we humans have trouble negotiating our way through this life. Boundaries can come in many forms, but the onesContinue reading “March 27, 2021 – Boundaries”

March 24, 2021 – Craigslist or E-Bay?

Am I the only one that thinks trying to get rid of a bag of raisins on Craigslist is a bad idea? I’ve read so many news articles about people leaving this planet sooner than expected due to a bad Craigslist encounter. Is it worth inviting a stranger to your home and possibly getting assaultedContinue reading “March 24, 2021 – Craigslist or E-Bay?”