Tips For The Woman Living Alone

  When I became a widow, I started to live by myself for the first time in my life. It was not a joyful time like moving out of Mom and Dad’s house. Instead of feeling like I had reached a milestone in life, I felt more like I was being punished. I was overwhelmed … Read more

How To Chill Out

CHILLING ON THE CAPE Ah, vacation…a glorious week on Cape Cod, referred to as just “the cape” to us here in Massachusetts. I packed a bag, grabbed my big jug of Carlo Rossi, and got ready to chill. No weeds, no housework, no projects, things I can’t do anyway with my foot in a boot, … Read more

Widow Hacks, Life Does Not Have To Suck

  Ok, you’re a widow now.  What are you going to do about it?  I have been a widow for almost 2000 days.  I know that because I just asked Alexa. That’s 5 years and counting.  Holy Crap.  Some days I feel sorry for myself and some days I feel damned proud of myself.  But … Read more

What to wear instead of skinny jeans

    In 2016 I decided to revamp my style.  It was then that I got my first pair of skinny jeans, in my first box from Stitch Fix.  For those of you who don’t know, Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service.  I was skeptical.  But when I put those magical babies on, I felt … Read more

9 Reasons Why DIY is Good for Your Mental Health

9 Reasons Why DIY is Good for Your Mental Health         In 2016 I became a widow after 48 years of marriage.  Suddenly I was in a brain fog and everyday activities felt overwhelming.  Other than “putting one foot in front of the other,” I had no idea what to do next … Read more

What To Wear While Confined To An Ugly Surgical Boot

Have you noticed how many people are hobbling around in those ugly CAM boots lately?  I recently had surgery on my left foot and it seems like I’m going to be one of those hobblers for a long time. What Is A CAM Boot? A CAM (controlled ankle motion) boot is an orthopedic device prescribed … Read more

How to Enclose an I-Beam in the Basement Ceiling

The ceiling in my basement was quite horrible.  Not only did it have a crazy amount of wires hanging down loosely, and pipes, of course, but it had a massive steel I-beam running right down the middle of it.  My husband actually admired that I-beam and wanted to showcase it.  Hmmm…. not my style at … Read more