Category Archives: Sentimental Stuff

Trying to Shake Off the January Blues

I haven’t seen the sun much this month and I miss it. Even in winter I sit out on our front stoop for a bit on sunny days. I read or write. Or just think and watch the birds. (I put out a few walnut bits for the bigger birds and have managed to get…

Thanksgiving, Buys and Sales

In two days it will be Thanksgiving here in the U.S. It’s a good holiday. One that gives us time to reflect and be grateful and indulge in some darn good cooking. This year my husband is making his mouth-watering sweet potato casserole with a nut topping and my oldest daughter is trying her hand…

Feeling Nostalgic and the Allure of Old Stuff

As I flew into San Francisco airport on Monday, the plane did a pass over the city and I felt my heart catch a little. This was once my home. I lived there for several years in the 1980s as a twenty-something. It was an exciting time. My first real job out of college. My…