Archive for November 2012

Holiday Tipping Guide

Tis the season … to tip … and I’m reminded of this entry from the Archives. ~~~ It’s a universal truth. Cash is king. We all know that. But, this time of year, when you want to give a little something to show your appreciation to certain people in your life who aren’t family and who aren’t friends... Read more »

Kids give you ...

In the spirit of Stop and Blog the Roses, here’s to … 1/ The opportunity to fib about your age JJ, my 6 year old niece: How tall are you? Me: 5’3″ JJ (excitedly): Hannah is 5’4″! She’s taller than you and you’re like 80 years older than her! Me: 80? JJ: No, like …... Read more »

Is this a sign that I should stop shopping at Forever 21?

Yesterday, I was on the elliptical at the gym.  Headphones on.  Music blasting.  TV on.  Tuned to local station.  And, I see the following: Shot of woman’s legs clad in tights and ankle boots walking down the street. Me (to myself): Cute boots! Shot of woman, face blurred, walking down the street in a short... Read more »

Thank you, Veterans

Thank you today and everyday to all of the men and women who have bravely served our country. My grandfather is no longer here but I think of him often and how he and my grandmother got married in April 1941 and, one month later, he was drafted.  They didn’t see each other again for... Read more »

The Kindness of a Mom and Pop Shop

H and I attended my cousin’s wedding on St. Pete’s Beach a few weeks ago.  We stayed at the Keystone Motel.  It was perfect – across the street from the beach, around the corner from the reception.  What more could you ask for?  It was warm and beautiful and fun.  Not so fun?  Realizing a little... Read more »

And then there was light

No, this is not a political/election related post. Literally,  after 8 days, my parents finally have power back at home in New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy! But, it was a small price.  As my mother wrote on FB: Burned a half cord of wood and ate 3/4 of our Halloween candy. But, we only had 1... Read more »