30 Years Ago Today

February 14, 1989 A Valentine’s dinner date He arrived in his 1987 silver Grand Am carrying a box of 3 large chocolates,  I ♥ U a bottle of Liz Claiborne perfume (the red triangle), a porcelain Precious Moments figurine, and a dozen long stemmed red roses. My student budget could only afford a teddy bear…

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It’s Been a Good Week

My mom has been visiting for the past week, so my writing schedule has been a bit off. And that's okay. I am fortunate to have this time to spend with her. We've been walking daily,. My almost 87 year old mom has been managing a couple of hilly miles a day. It was also…

A Weekend Wrap in More Pictures Than Words

Hello, Friends! I hope your weekend was everything you needed it to be. Sometimes I am craving a weekend full of productivity (like, you know, when you've just moved and you are trying to make your house a home), while at other times I am desperate for a weekend that restores my mind, body, and…

Warning: Sappy Post About Marriage

I have many just a few guilty pleasures. Beanie Weenies. Yeah, it's a thing. Every couple of months or so, this appears on the Hovie dinner menu. Curious? Smart Dogs + Amy's baked beans + chopped onions + ketchup + dijon mustard = Beanie Weenies. Want to know why I believe it's a guilty pleasure? Well,…

Living in the Moment and a Simple Recipe

Well, my intentions were good. A two week vacation should have afforded me plenty of blogging opportunities. (Especially since we were driving from Wisconsin to Maine and back.)   Maybe I should blame the course I took this summer: Mindfulness for Educators. I could say I was doing such a great job of living in…