No Thanks to New Year’s Resolutions

  I told a friend the other day that I was planning to have the best 2021 ever!  When he responded that he couldn’t wait to hear my plans, I realized that I didn’t actually have any plans.  After a horrible 2020, I just planned to be happier.  I’m not a big fan of new … Read more

Downsizing Christmas

The family has gone home, the house is quiet and the the dishwasher is humming along for the 4th time. Another wonderful Christmas has been put to bed. This was my 5th Christmas since becoming a widow, and I am slowly becoming used to doing it alone. I have kept everything the same, as much … Read more

How I Cured My Poison Ivy Naturally

The weather was gorgeous here in New England for Labor Day weekend.  As I was spending it alone, I decided to take my laptop outside and do some work out there.  My kitchen counter is lovely, but my patio view is even lovelier. Am I the only one who didn’t realize that you can’t see … Read more

My Affordable Anti-Aging Skincare Routine

 Every once in a while someone will ask me how I manage to look younger than my grandmotherly chronological age. To be honest, it’s probably 90% genetics. Here I am with my mom at her 90th birthday. She looks great for 90, right?  At 66, I look pretty good too, don’t I?  And I don’t … Read more