It hasn't snowed here since November. I was a bit bummed that there was nothing white in the fields when we woke up yesterday, Christmas Eve. Taking photos has become a bit boring, mundane, and I feel, at times, like I am just photographing the same things again and again and again. A fresh snowfall … Continue reading There Is Beauty
Self-Checkout machines at the grocery stores are making us anti-social. Self-Checkout machines at Target are forcing me to NOT have a pleasant conversation with the team member in the lane I chose as she scans my lip gloss. Self-Checkout machines are pushing us farther away from one another in a time when we should be … Continue reading Talk More
Our baby became a teenager on Sunday. Every parent goes through the same grieving process when their child is no longer a tot. Where is that cherub-faced, sweet-smelling, chubby-armed baby? She was just here sitting on my lap last week drooling onto my arm, right? Teens are a whole other entity...an emerging presence who has … Continue reading Becoming A Teen
That darn groundhog saw his shadow this morning. Six more weeks of winter. Really, Phil?! Phil is the groundhog that they pull out of a box or something like that in Pennsylvania and if he sees his shadow or not determines our weather patterns for the next 6 weeks. We do have some crazy holidays … Continue reading Winter Anxiety
Did you know that if you let your teen daughter (who isn't officially a teenager for two more weeks, but it's close enough so I'm just going to call her a teen from now on) go online to Amazon to buy something with her Christmas gift cards that she will, without a doubt, buy something … Continue reading Did You Know?
My friend is doing some online dating. I started the ball rolling during the summer of 2017 as I was the one who sat in my house almost 200 miles away from her and made a profile on Match.com in her name. I had spoken with her about going online to look for love. She … Continue reading Giving Advice