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Autumn Makes me Homesick

Autumn Makes me Homesick

(Photo credit to Serenity Bohon, who is probably homesick for these little boys who are now mostly men.) I love Autumn. But sometimes it makes me feel a bit homesick. In the midst of all the coziness, I get lonesome for my childhood home. For the family that gathered...

Life Hacks for More-Than-Middle Age

My handsome husband and I have passed the marker for middle age. We aren't over-the-hill, but we are closer to the summit than the trail head. Our journey is slower these days, but we sure enjoy the scenery more than we did back in the busy days. Here are a few life...

Lesson Learned from a Dog

Lesson Learned from a Dog

My dog hates fall. Silly dog. He isn't really mine, of course. Which explains a lot. He is just visiting while his people get settled. He isn't even from the United States, let alone the Midwest. So, he really doesn't get the whole beauty of autumn thing. He thinks...

A Rose Hill Anniversary and A Bit of Advice

Happy five year anniversary this summer to Nora, Bess, and all the imaginary friends who make up the story in my novel Rose Hill Cottage. Although it is a light-hearted story with fun characters, Nora does deal with grief and depression in the book. I've been down...

How a British Baking Show Soothes my Soul

How a British Baking Show Soothes my Soul

  I bake brownies from a box - occasionally. At Thanksgiving, my pumpkin pie will come from the freezer section of the grocery store. Or, possibly from the bakery so I don't even have to warm it. And yet, my soul is completely soothed these days by watching an...

Be Kind to The Lady on the Phone

  I called to complain about our Internet service last week. Or should I say, I called to complain about the lack thereof? We are still in a pandemic, after all. So Netflix feels like an essential service. Plus, everything I do for my mostly-non-paying day jobs...