Archive for November, 2011

Purple Peace tree

Putting up Christmas decorations has been a bit difficult.  I mentioned before how I walked into Kohls, in September, and bought a purple tree.  Joe would take one look at the purple tree covered in Peace ornaments that now sits in the entry hall, shake his head, smile and tell me I’m a crazy lady. [...]


Sadie and I went to Joann Fabrics yesterday.  When the two of us walk into that store, we are both able to exhale.  We love the energy.  They have remodeled the store.  When I mention this to a sales clerk, she tells me the remodel happened in June.  June?  Wow.  It has been a while. [...]

In the closet

There is really nothing I want for Christmas.  Frankly, I just want it to be over.  BUT, since it will be, with or without me, I want a new closet. John and I have a walk-in closet.  I don’t think it is a good use of space.  I want one of those fancy dancy closet [...]

I’m Not Dead, I’m Different.

I just finished reading a book, “I’m Not Dead, I’m Different.”  It is written by Hollister Rand, who is a medium who communicates with children who have passed.  You may be rolling your eyes, and you may think I am crazy.  That is okay, but you may also have a son sleeping in the next [...]

Small Business Saturday

Today is Small Business Saturday.  It is a day to celebrate and support the small businesses in our communities. I know many people who own small businesses.  I would much rather buy something from a small business than Walmart, Target, etc……any day. I think I will go to some of my favorite little shops today. [...]

In America

I love the movie, In America.  We bought the DVD years ago.  The 2002 film has had many meanings to me over the years.  I’ve seen it many times, but watching it the other day was different.  It is a story about a family of Irish immigrants.  Two parents and their two young daughters, as [...]


It is early.  While it is still dark, the street light is allowing me to see that a frost is covering the cars that are parked outside on the street.  It is Thanksgiving.  The house is quiet, everyone is asleep.  Another holiday.  This one is a biggie.  The first of a few that are still [...]

Do it anyway

Mother Theresa wrote the following poem.  This time of year can be hectic and stressful.  Old memories and grudges can be stirred.  Be patient with people.  Live this poem: Anyway by Mother Teresa People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior [...]

It’s back…..Mercury Retrograde

It’s Mercury Retrograde time again!  Ugh. And just in time for the holiday!   I wrote about Mercury Retrograde in August, but it’s back! Thursday, November 24th, 2011, Mercury the wise communicator—and universal trickster—turns retrograde, sending communications, travel, appointments, mail and the internet into a mess.  The retro period begins some days before the actual turning [...]

Jelly Bean video

I love music, art and talented kids.  This is the trifecta. You will never look at Jelly Beans the same again.  Happy Monday!