My husband doesn’t get sick very often. But when he does, it’s usually with something mild—like a cold or a sore throat—and he spends the next 48-72 hours driving me crazy and acting like a whiny baby. Please know that I love my husband. I really do. Because of this–and because we’ve been together, well, […]
I consider myself a positive person overall. I work at it sometimes, but I like living life with the glass half full. That said, one of the reasons I love living in Maryland is because we get all four seasons—winter, spring, summer, and fall. Really. I love them. I can’t imagine living somewhere and have […]
Dear Readers—I know you’re out there, and sometimes I even hear from you. Such was the case when Essex resident Howard Sheckells wrote to me. He suggested a column topic that hits close to home for everyone—especially if you’ll be heading to the grocery store to shop for Thanksgiving dinner.
Just when you thought it was safe to read my column again, I’ve done what should very rarely be attempted in the movies—but is done all the time, especially in the summer–the dreaded sequel. (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, let me help. A year and a half ago, I wrote a column […]
My late mom was an excellent cook. She made amazing lasagna, stuffed cabbage, spaghetti sauce, chili—the list goes on and on. But the one treat she made each Christmas season, the one that everyone desired, was her creamy, rich chocolate fudge. She would make tons and tons of fudge and give it out to the […]
My husband, Brad, and I are pretty good about knowing our strengths and our weaknesses. I’m not a good singer. At all. You don’t want me singing at your wedding—unless, that is, you want to drive everyone out of the church or ceremony holding their ears and screaming. Brad is not a fan of public […]
So, are you excited about our Ravens being in the Super Bowl? Oh. My. God… I am so excited! I want to see us win—not just because I love the team, but because I think it will be the perfect ending to Ray Lewis’ illustrious career. But I wasn’t always this way. No, my fellow […]
I’m old enough to remember the days when grocery stores consisted of a little corner store where the owner knew your name, customers ran tabs, and the lady behind the counter (the owner’s wife) would throw a candy bar in the bag for me at no charge. Boy, have times changed.
We’ve all heard the phrase “Christmas in July.” But when did that become the time when stores began decorating for it? I’m all about the holidays; don’t get me wrong. I love the lights, the food, the decorations, the train gardens, the festivities, the parties, the spiritual celebrations…I absolutely love it all. But when some […]