No, you don’t.

There’s a philosophy/mindset out there being shared across the internet that’s really unhealthy, something that irritates me to no end right now, as people try their best to keep life going amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Oh, there’s different variations on it, but they pretty much hit the same notes. They go something like: If youContinue reading “No, you don’t.”

A simple thank you

I was in the grocery store grabbing a few things this past week (safely keeping my distance away from fellow shoppers and staff). Like any grocery store across the U.S. right now, it can be a madhouse. I only had a bag or two worth of items so decided my quickest exit (and avoiding gettingContinue reading “A simple thank you”

Social Distancing

We certainly live in strange times. Like much of the world as of this writing, America is dealing with the growing impact and spread of the COVID-19 virus. The numbers seem to grow at more rapid paces each day, and this week the big word has been “social distancing.” In our area, like countless others,Continue reading “Social Distancing”

How I Met Your Mother

Sit down, kids, and I’ll tell you a story. One of the greatest things I ever did was to take a low point in my life and esteem and turn it into motivation to focus on time for myself, and getting back in touch with things I enjoyed. I was in my late 20s, single,Continue reading “How I Met Your Mother”

Fifty Years of Sunny Days

Can you tell me how to get…how to get to Sesame Street? I think you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone in this world who can’t tell you where on dial (okay, even if there are no dials anymore) to find that famous neighborhood where sunny days sweep the clouds away. I personally have a hardContinue reading “Fifty Years of Sunny Days”

Voicing the childhood of generations

I think about Russi Taylor a lot. I know that’s a weird sentence to start a piece with, but it’s true. It’s said that when she was a little girl, Russi was at Disneyland with her mother and brother when she spotted Walt Disney sitting on a bench in the park at night. They startedContinue reading “Voicing the childhood of generations”

I’m fixing a hole

I spent a lot of time patching up holes at our house this summer. I’m not going to lie. I often spent much of that time simultaneously patching and singing The Beatles 1967 hit of the same name. I’m fixing a hole where the rain gets in And stops my mind from wandering Where itContinue reading “I’m fixing a hole”

Grown-Up Time Outs

I lost my temper this weekend. Our kids were being especially challenging. Refusing to eat any food option for dinner, nearly hitting the baby with their feet/legs from constant rolling around/gymnastics across the living room, and an answer for absolutely everything to counter any suggestion mom and dad may have. At one point, a smallContinue reading “Grown-Up Time Outs”

Customer Service – the Real Superheroes

If you’ve ever watched the holiday classic Miracle on 34th Street, you’re likely familiar with the buzz created when the real-life Santa Claus (mistaken for an actor playing the role) is put into the throne at Macy’s with the intention to push overstocked toys and instead starts telling parents and children alike where to findContinue reading “Customer Service – the Real Superheroes”