Category Archives: A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life: Friendsgiving 2018

Over the years, I’ve often invited others with no place to go on Thanksgiving to share our feast, but I’ve never set aside a special day for Friendsgiving. My younger son and his wife have done that for a few … Continue reading

Posted in A Day in the Life, Friends, Kitchen adventures, LOVE, memories | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Day in the Life: Reflections on Apartment Life

A little more than eight months ago, I packed up and left my home town of the previous 36 years to move closer to my younger son and daughter-in-law. I was happy to go, but I knew I’d miss the … Continue reading

Posted in A Day in the Life, Life Goes On, The New House | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Day in the Life: Yum! Rum!

Before I moved from my house with a small, but usable kitchen to an apartment with a teeny-weeny, difficult kitchen, I cooked or baked nearly every day, mostly for other people. Lately, as the weather has grown colder with the … Continue reading

Posted in A Day in the Life, Kitchen adventures, Tried and true | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Day in the Life: Creativity Loves Misery

After the loss of two long-time friendships, I felt positively miserable, even though it seems a positive step in reclaiming the real me. Rather than sit around like a potato (no offense to potatoes), I went into my studio and … Continue reading

Posted in A Day in the Life, inspiration, jewelry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Taking Stock and Moving On

Early this fall, I went on a road trip with a woman with whom I’d been best friends for 24 years. I felt somewhat apprehensive about going, even considered canceling due to the number of little red flags waving. But … Continue reading

Posted in A Day in the Life, Grief and Loss, Life Goes On, Unpleasant experiences | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A Day in the Life: Indian Vista

High up in the San Jacinto Mountains of California, 9.5 miles west of the town of Idyllwild, lies the Indian Vista Scenic Overlook in the San Bernardino Forest. While out in Indio, California, last year, my brother and sister-in-law and … Continue reading

Posted in A Day in the Life, Uncategorized, vacation! | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A Day in the Life: Slab City, Salvation Mountain and East Jesus

While out in California visiting my brother and sister-in-law, I went on a few excursions with them, all of which were well worth the effort—The Living Desert, Big Bear Lake and Temeculah. By far, however, our jaunt out to the … Continue reading

Posted in A Day in the Life, vacation! | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment