Yes! In Connecticut, we survived another winter of storms, freezing cold, icicles, power outages, and slippery roads. Now comes our reward. I always think of spring as the real start of the year. All that burgeoning new life. … [Read more...] about 3 Wonderful Things About Spring (and one scary thing)
At first, I wasn’t sure what to think of this strange cylindrical object sitting on our kitchen counter, courtesy of my husband Randy. “Have a nice day” it would say in a cool, female voice, or give the local weather … [Read more...] about Finally Making Peace with Alexa
As much as my heart still grieves over CNN’s late travel and food host, Anthony Bourdain, I’m slowly starting to heal. I may even have fallen for a new man. Like Anthony, this guy walks and talks and rolls his eyes in ecstasy … [Read more...] about Getting Over Anthony…(sigh)
It finally happened. My dog Libby got to run around outside, off-leash. On our neighborhood walks, it always breaks my heart this pint-size Yorkie can’t go off on her own since… well, she can't be trusted and would end up in … [Read more...] about Freedom at the Dog Park
The Best of the Boomer Bloggers are back and this time, full of questions and luckily, answers. A lot has changed over the past year and the bloggers are each tackling this new reality in their own way. Like all of us, … [Read more...] about So Many Questions, So Little Time
I try and stay away, but fail every time. It’s so easy to use, so lightweight and compact, so effortless. When I want something, I press a button and what I crave appears in seconds, like magic. The other day it occurred to … [Read more...] about My Reading Revolution!
Welcome to the Stone house, where everyone gets a turn at the culinary wheel. There’s five of us living here – my husband Randy and myself, two adult sons, and my 80-something year old mom. Thankfully, everyone takes a turn … [Read more...] about Too Many Cooks In Our Kitchen?? Never!
It always starts innocently. I’m minding my own business on Facebook when “it” appears on the sidebar. Like a mirage in the desert, this object shimmers on the edges, enticing and beckoning. That shirt I pined for last month, … [Read more...] about 5 Ways Amazon Doesn’t Play Fair
The other morning, I came to my kitchen desk and found a picture of my Texan mother-in-law, Joyce, who passed away five years ago. My son Paul had put it there while rummaging through some papers. The … [Read more...] about What Would Joyce Do?