Come Sail Away (the non-romantic reality of sailing)

When you think of sailing do you envision a stock photo of a beautiful couple silhouetted against the sunset holding glasses of champagne in front of billowing sails? I think that’s what most people imagine, but the reality is much different. At least that’s what I found out during a five-day sailing course on a 38-foot Beneteau sailboat. Here are some of the high (and … Continue reading Come Sail Away (the non-romantic reality of sailing)

Candy Corn aka the Most Polarizing Candy Ever Created

Yesssss! Halloween is imminent, which means candy corn has started appearing in the aisles (although, let’s be honest, the bags of bright orange and yellow kernels began appearing right after Labor Day in a lot of stores that jumped the holiday gun!) As my number two favorite candy*, my love for candy corn is not shared by everyone or even very many. In fact, based … Continue reading Candy Corn aka the Most Polarizing Candy Ever Created

Hell Has Frozen Over

Yes, non-believers, these are pics of all the food I have cooked in quarantine. Mind you there were a lot of dinners that consisted of my all-time fave of cheese, crackers, and fruit, but, yes, I have been venturing into the kitchen a lot during the past five months. Working more than full-time was never conducive to spending hours in the kitchen making dinner so … Continue reading Hell Has Frozen Over

Warriors, Come Out to Play…

Down the rabbit hole on a Wednesday (I think or is it Tuesday?)…I just finished reading John Grisham’s latest Camino Winds. And when I say read, I actually mean listened to as I’ve been checking out audio books lately, but more on that later. The story itself, like most of his novels, is fast-moving and engaging. And timely as it takes place during a hurricane … Continue reading Warriors, Come Out to Play…

A Matter of Perspective…

Walk, Don’t Run. When carrying scissors. Or large glass pitchers of iced tea. Or a baby. Or crossing the stage to accept your diploma. Or seeing your significant other after some time has passed. Run, Don’t Walk. When being chased by bad guys. Or mad dogs. Or the walk light has started blinking. Or 24 miles in and you’re minutes away from a “personal best.” … Continue reading A Matter of Perspective…

Is Safer at Home the New Snow Day?

Watching Netflix in the middle of the day, waking up late, and walking the dog (again) — are these adult snow days? Even though it’s 85 degrees and sunny 10 feet from where I’m sitting, I’m having a strong sense of deja vu. I think sheltering in place is a lot like an extended snow day. The first few days are amazing, filled with doing … Continue reading Is Safer at Home the New Snow Day?

Old School Photos & New School Video Calls

I’ve spent a lot of our stay-safer-at-home lockdown time looking back instead of forward. One week, I threw out all the frayed and peeling photo albums, gathered the random photos strewn throughout the house, and put them all in chronological order in little plastic boxes that I ordered from Amazon. Now, for years to come, whoever is interested can leaf though my life in 12 … Continue reading Old School Photos & New School Video Calls