Fare Thee Well

Our close friends, who have retired in Spain, came back this summer to sell the home they had lived in for 30 years. Needless to say, 30 years of sifting through accumulated memories and purging possessions no longer needed is no small feat and there were many times they were caught up in old photos…

August Moon

One of my favorite songs mourning the end of the summer is Don Henley’s classic 1984 anthem, The Boys of Summer (check it out here ). Every time I hear it I have California memories of dark, tanned skin, convertibles, Pacific Ocean waves, and Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses. Summer love. The beach at night, bonfires lighting…

One Thousand Tiny Pieces

It was so lovely to be sent survival gifts from our children to help us through the long days of quarantine. One of those packages included a one thousand piece puzzle. It had been years since I had worked on one and I am not sure of the last time my husband tried to put…

Face to Face

Three weeks into the quarantine and the shelter in place order, it seems we are all reverting back to our true basic selves. The need to get up and dress up each day to face the world of work or socializing or any other public activity we used to engage in is all but gone….

Self in Quarantine

The other day I thought that a nice baked banana bread would be the very thing to ease our restless, confined souls in the quarantine zone. Banana bread is something I have made for years from memory. Baking it was always like second nature. I was imagining the warm, sweet soft bread with a hot…

The New Normal

Okay. Unless you have been living under a rock in the Hoh Rainforest in the Olympic mountains or holed up in a cave in the Himalayas searching for Nirvana, you know there is a killer virus sweeping across the globe at an alarming rate. We had heard about it a couple of months ago. But…