Like so many this past month, I have been watching the Olympics. Naturally when I saw all these athletes competing with apparent ease, I thought to myself, “Yeah, I could do that!” I had recently heard of a sport called “pickleball” whose popularity is on the rise, especially for older people. What could be betterContinue reading “Pickleball”

The Job

My daughter-in-law works as the general manager of fitness club. She does a fantastic job, and has a loyal group of employees. As confident as I am in her as a manager, there is one thing I never expected: that’d she offer ME a job at her gym! The job was not one that wouldContinue reading “The Job”

The Best Kid Competion

I am not a competative person by nature. That is why I am surprised at my kids and their competativeness. They are seemingly always trying to one up each other. They truly love and care for each other, but they love to have fun trying to best each other a lot. To deal with thisContinue reading “The Best Kid Competion”

Pet Peeves

After waiting in line at the local grocery store for at least 5 minutes I was next in line to be served. The clerk asked who’s next and out of the blue some dressed to the hilt, obviously made of money female diva raises her hand and says, ‘It’s me honey thank you’. At thatContinue reading “Pet Peeves”

Man’s Best Friend: Barney and Arthur

I don’t know exactly when it happened, but it’s gone into full blown mush-pie-mode! I am totally shocked by this transformation. I am referring to my husband morphing into a bonafided dog lover. I know this has much to do with the fact that we now have a puppy, or rather our son has aContinue reading “Man’s Best Friend: Barney and Arthur”

Dream Weaver

Most nights when we lay our head upon the pillow, our mind checks out for the night. Some nights however, our brain is busy creating some of the most hilarious, bizarre, or scary scenes imaginable. I’m talking, of course, about dreams. We have some dreams that seem so real, that we wake up feeling theContinue reading “Dream Weaver”

The Trifecta of Worry

To begin this story there are two things you must know: first I ardently believe in the old adage “bad things come in threes,” and second that I am a worrier. I worry about just about anything and everything, but mostly I worry about my kids. My husband claims that I am not happy ifContinue reading “The Trifecta of Worry”

It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

One of the best features of my house is that we have a park both behind our house and another just across the street. This prime location provides plenty of opportunities to observe and interact with the people of our neighborhood. Many of our nearest neighbors I have known for many years. They are allContinue reading “It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”