Wrap up then unwrap

Wrap up 2018 by purging closets, cupboards, drawers, and bookshelves. Share, recycle, donate unwanted and gently loved clothes, kitchen gadgets, and books. Clean up your photo collections by scanning them onto a digital format. This helps future generations see family history in a clear way. Share the prints and/or discard them to declutter your home. […]

This butterfly didn’t fly away

When my ‘boyfriend’ said to me, ” You’re like a butterfly. If you love something, let it go. … If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they‘re yours; if they don’t they never were,” in 1977, I wasn’t exactly sure of the impact that had. Fast forward forty-one years, and we’re still together, building a strong life, sharing adventures and dreams. Today […]

Crossing complete, captivating, convivial

This blogger returns today from a transAtlantic crossing aboard the lovely Queen Mary 2 ocean liner. There are so many stories included in this seven-day journey, I will share highlights today. Most of all, this trip allowed me quality time with my mother, who last month celebrated her 83rd birthday. She is a delightful, congenial, […]