By the time you are reading this, I will have returned from my trip to New York City. I go once a year for a professional conference. As I write this, it’s a couple of days before I leave. But one of my dogs already knows. I have no idea how he knows, but he […]
We all have various roles in life. For me, I’m a wife, friend, relative, writer, helper…the list could go on and on. I’m also a member of the Grammar Police. I can’t help it. Working as a writer has made me see grammar errors as glaring mistakes in the history of humankind. Or at least […]
One morning, my husband and I were talking before we got out of bed to start the day. We sometimes do this to avoid the actual “getting up” part for as long as possible. As we were talking, he felt something strange under the sheets. He felt around and pulled his hand out. In it […]
Because we had the Winter from Hell this year, as soon as it got warm enough this spring, I began to open one of the windows in my home office to let in some cool breezes and to smell the pleasant outside air. One day, Riley noticed that the window was open and that if […]
Since it’s springtime, my husband and I thought that we should do something to celebrate…like repainting parts of the outside of our home. Yeah, we really know how to party. I enjoy painting, but I have to admit that I didn’t always. Back in 6th grade, my mom decided that we should update my bedroom. […]
There’s a saying that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Well, color me crazy. You know those clippy things on pens and mechanical pencils that allow you to clip them to your shirt pocket? Did you know that they have a name?
Regular readers of this column may remember how I wrote last year about not making any New Year’s resolutions. You know, like losing weight, exercising more, or getting organized. But as I sit here looking at my paper-laden home office, one word comes to mind: firetrap.