A storm came through the other night. Things can move fast here. There’s one type of Florida storm that crops up in the afternoon, in the middle of a perfectly blue sky […]
Your Guide to Your Frustration
It started in the afternoon around three — a meltdown. Frustrated tears turned into gritting teeth, growling, and finally laying face down in the living room. Mini episodes went on until 9 […]
It’s About Time or How to Stop Snacking
Did you know that Turkish Coffee made with Splenda is zero WW points? Using Splenda instead of sugar to make the perfect ‘mazboot’ (medium sweet) is also potential grounds for divorce from […]
How to Make a Plan That Isn’t a Plan
Flexibility doesn’t come naturally for all of us but with a little planning, you can win at being flexible.
The Sensory Wonders of Fall — Even in Florida
On the second to the last day of October it was finally chilly enough to light a fire and sit outside with my feet in fuzzy socks, crammed in their flip flops. […]
Three Things I Learned in PR
Working in public relations I quickly learned three things that have informed more than just my work, they’ve changed my thinking.
Mourning the Loss of a Woman I Should Never Have Met
Madiha was my step-mother-in-law—my husband’s father’s wife. My husband’s mother passed when he was 16, his sisters, much younger, needed care. Needed a mother. Madiha became my father-in-law’s second wife. Madiha passed […]
How to Graduate from a Pandemic State of Mind
I am buying graduation decorations and stringing them up. A big “Congratulations” banner will hang across the window on the back porch. The new outdoor lights dipping down from the upstairs balcony […]
Is It Okay to Drink and Read Anne Lamott?
It seemed a fair question to ask myself, since that’s exactly what I was doing. I don’t have a clear answer, possibly due to the drink. Lamott is famous for writing […]
Congratulate me! I gave myself a promotion at home.
What Prince Harry and I have in common or how I got promoted to CIO of my home.