Tag: Characters


Prom. One word. So many different meanings. For some it implies the end of the school year, for others, the end of their high school days. To parents it signifies that their children are growing up and that they will be leaving home soon. This past weekend, several children in our neighborhood went to the

Happy Mother’s Day

Yesterday was Mother’s Day and like most children, we made plans to treat mom to a special dinner for her special day (I had my day on Saturday, my son had to work Sunday). Steaks on the grill, Italian potato salad, zucchini fries, and garlic bread. For dessert, one of her favorites, a blitz torte

Spring is in the Air

Outdoor landscapes are alive with color―greens, yellows, reds, and pinks. We are awakening from our winter hibernation of barren tree branches, empty landscapes, and drab skies to the joys of outside living once again. Snow and ice have been replaced by rain and mud, and shoveling is a thing of the past, until next year.

Out the Door

Every day it’s the same struggle. Getting out the door. It used to be easy, when it was just me. Things changed after I got married. That meant two people had to get up and out the door. The once daily routine for one, is now a daily routine for two. That means splitting bathroom

Happy Easter

Most of us will be busy this week preparing our Easter celebration. There are decorations that need to be put out, and clothes that need to be bought. Pictures with the Easter Bunny, coloring eggs, Easter egg hunts, shopping, and cooking, are also on the to do list. Easter is celebrated in several ways. Children

Let me Entertain You

The entertainment industry is a trillion dollar a year business. We’re always looking for something to do, something to entertain us. Maybe you like reading a blog, (hint, hint), or just spending time with someone doing something together. Entertainment can be found in various forms, book, movie, carnival, amusement park, beach vacation, or theatre production.

Everybody’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick ’s Day is known for parades, shamrocks, leprechauns, and all things green. Every year on March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Originally St. Patrick’s Day was a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland, now it’s an international event celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special

Who Me? Selfie?

A selfie (/ˈselfiː/) A self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a hand-held camera or smart phone held at arm’s length or pointed at a mirror. Often these selfies are shared on social media. The selfie isn’t a new concept—it has been around as long as there have been devices that take pictures. (Online research states 1839)

My Luggage went to France Without Me

The connecting flight was a nightmare. I felt like a sprinter in the airport, running from one end to the other. Knuckles white, I clutched my purse in one hand. My carry-on dragged behind me, barely touching the floor at times, just to make my connection. My coordinator had a tight schedule, and didn’t account

Picky Picky Picky

For those of you who know me, you know that I am a very picky eater. I don’t eat cheese, eggs, anything that swims, or anything white (sour cream, cottage cheese, cream cheese, mayonnaise, or plain yogurt). This usually isn’t a problem for me, until Lent. Growing up in a Catholic home, my family strictly