Abstinence April

No, not THAT kind of abstinence! What do you think I am, crazy??? #lovetoloveyoubaby What I’m talking about is abstaining from shopping. ‘Cause I like to shop. Like, really. Not full price shopping, but second-hand, yard-sale, thrift shop shopping. That seeking for the superfind kind of shopping. I can’t go by a thrift shop without stopping. Goodwill, […]

Daily Blog Challenge Day 3: My Favorite Movies

My Favorite Movies Today’s challenge should be pretty easy – I don’t have a long list of favorite movies. I know some poeple like to watch a certain movie over and over again. I am not one of those people. Rarely do I watch a movie more than once. What’s the point, when there are […]

Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 86: Where Have I Gone?

I don’t feel like myself. And I don’t think it’s the cold medicine. It’s a strange feeling, and I am not sure what to do about it…if anything. Where I had ambition, I have a certain satisfaction acceptance of things just the way they are, for now. Where I wanted to be a freelance writer […]

Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 67: Have I Told You I Have Francophilia?

I have a confession to make. I have a bad case of Francophilia. In reality, it’s not as bad as it sounds, and I am able to manage it quite easily. Sure, it flairs up from time to time, but it’s easy to treat the symptoms. Champagne helps. As do specific forms of carbohydrate, such […]

Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 54: What I Will Do When I Retire

When I retire… These words were magic when I was little. My grandfather worked as a candy salesman (and yes, he had a closet FULL of candy in his house!) and eventually retired like many men of his generation. His wife, my grandmother, raised three girls and was a homemaker. I don’t think she felt […]

Vanilla Cookies or What’s Yummers This Week

Hello! Welcome to your weekly dose of sweet goodness from around the web, podcast-land, and IRL (that’s “In Real Life” in case you were wondering…It’s also my new fave thing to say IRL. It’s like a reality riddle.) This week I got a good dose of French stuff, which, you should know, j’adore!   You may […]