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”

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”

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”

(Not so) Fast and Furious

Everyone has had a dream of a maintainance free, smooth riding, luxury loaded car at one time or another. I am no exception to this longing. Oh I have tried telling myself different-why do I need a Rolls Royce when a Ford Escort will get you there too? No matter how hard I tried, IContinue reading “(Not so) Fast and Furious”

Close Encouters of the Bat Kind

I have a laundry list of critters that cause me great fear. You see, I grew up in a city where I seldom came into contact with spiders let alone centipedes, chipmunks, rats/mice, or heaven help me-bats. My fear of bats comes with many levels. One is that being follicly-challenged they will somehow land inContinue reading “Close Encouters of the Bat Kind”