Monthly Archives: December 2011

New Year’s resolutions

I’ve already started my New Year’s resolutions. They’re basically the same as every other year: exercise, eat fewer carbs, don’t procrastinate so much. And then I threw in a curveball: drink more milk. That’s a little odd, but my 75-year-old … Continue reading

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The Friday Rant: Perfect Christmas traditions

I used to bake beautiful things for Christmas — intricate cookies, homemade breads, from-scratch pies. Then I had kids. Immediately Christmas became all about them. I was no longer interested in making perfect cookies. I wanted to create perfect Christmas … Continue reading

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The little things

In the days of the American West, supposedly when an American Indian guy was going to war, he wouldn’t say to his wife, “Wish me luck!” He’d say, “It’s a good day to die.” Today I treated myself to Taco … Continue reading

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My little tree

This is one of my Christmas gifts this year: My own little tree, to decorate however I dang well please. It’s in the basement, which has a beach theme. I wanted beach ornaments in the worst way, so on Black … Continue reading

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The Friday Rant: Rich people

Rich people have been annoying me for years. They have all that money, which is just irritating in itself for a jealous b**** like me. And yeah, a lot of them share a lot of their money, but they still have … Continue reading

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My first grandbaby

I just realized yesterday that I have my first grandbaby. And she’s a cat. My daughter Rachel is definitely feeling maternal. Occasionally she’ll suddenly yell, “Beeeeeeee!” We all jump out of our skins. It’s odd, though; the tone of voice … Continue reading

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Book Review: Timeless by Alexandra Monir

Timeless By Alexandra Monir From Randomhouse.com: When tragedy strikes Michele Windsor’s world, she is forced to uproot her life and move across the country to New York City, to live with the wealthy, aristocratic grandparents she’s never met. In their … Continue reading

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