I just had a pre-senior moment. Getting out of the shower with my cute gathered shower cap on, a sideways glance in the mirror stopped me dead in my tracks. Give me a mop and bucket and there I am, a cartoon-inspired Carol Burnett cleaning up during the credits. Only those readers in their 40s … Continue reading I just saw Carol Burnett in the mirror
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Two and a half years ago today, on April 17, the darkest corners of my overactive imagination succeeded in trouncing the light, enveloping me in a new reality. That Saturday, my 66-year-old father entered the hospital for emergency abdominal surgery and never came home again. He had undergone a somewhat routine colonoscopy the day before … Continue reading The Beginning of the End
Born from something so small and seemingly void of vitality, Growing, blooming, blossoming, Changing with the seasons, the weather, How much love and care it receives. Deep inside you know its beauty is ephemeral but still you yearn for it when it's gone. Somehow you think the vibrance, scent and allure will always be there. … Continue reading Fleeting Beauty
Rainy days and Mondays. We got two for the price of one in the northeast today, creating the perfect environment for this home-body. Typical of my sign, Cancer, I find great comfort in home and family, and don't mind being indoors all day. In fact, my husband and I joke that I'm an indoor cat … Continue reading Hide and Seek
One of my favorite Sunday morning rituals is watching CBS Sunday Morning. I always find it thought-provoking, inspiring and ultimately calming... it's good news and provides interesting little nuances and commentary that you can't find anywhere else. Featured this Sunday morning was a spot on the 86th anniversary of the publication of A.A. Milne's first … Continue reading Winnie the Pooh and Wonderful Sundays
As I'm spending hours this afternoon watching the little gray bar ease its way across my computer archiving five years of magazines I produced, I feel a bit like I'm paging through an old scrapbook. My professional goal today is to load up this 2 terrabyte drive with every bit of design work I've done … Continue reading Backing Up Your Life
Today is 10-11-12, a sequential masterpiece of the calendar that gives me hope that other cogs in the wheels of my life will line up just as perfectly. With numbers as with words, I'm always searching for the inner meaning, which can be sort of annoying at times and definitely doesn't always work out as … Continue reading By the Numbers
A lot if the amount of time I spent pondering the name of my new blog is any indication. But then, of course, I am "name-obsessed," according to my fifteen-year-old daughter. She dubbed me with this moniker last week when I was complaining about the name of some app if I remember correctly. Yes, I … Continue reading What’s in a name?