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The Best Kind Of Decluttering, Or, Saturday Morning at 8:01am


My son, my daughter and my daughter’s boyfriend are here. We’ve planned a morning of sorting and decluttering their old stuff, giving away some of my old furniture, and renting a Uhaul. Then we’ll head up the hill to my dad’s house to celebrate Father’s Day with most of my siblings and their families. Pretty much tops on my list of happy. Have […]

When Weather Got Scary, Or, Saturday Morning at 8:56am


This is my front lawn. I’m letting it die. Northern California is dry. Actually, so’s the whole state, but that’s a lot of acreage and I can only talk about the part I know. We began drought-level water restrictions this month. We must cut usage 36% from 2013. A pretty precise requirement. Outdoor irrigation in my water district, […]

The Boy Child Turns 25


  My son turns 25 today. I feel far too much love and pride to express in one blog post. Happy birthday honey. Much love, Mom. Share on Facebook Tweet!

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Wishing us all small changes, day by day, for the better. Photo credit from NASA, here. Share on Facebook Tweet!

Simplifying The Kitchen, Or, Saturday Morning at 8:34am


  One imagines that in retirement one might indulge deeply in one’s interests. Yes, and occasionally no. In particular, I’ve always loved to cook, but now find myself looking to spend less time in the act. Turns out that the kind of cooking I liked, and did well, was of the Dinner Party variety. You […]

7 Reasons To Watch “About A Boy” And Hope It Doesn’t Get Canceled, Or, Saturday Morning at 9:01am


I’ve had a little bug the past couple of days, and in my book, being sick means permission to watch as much television as possible. Yes? In any case, I was hunting for what to watch, being temporarily out of British shows, and stumbled upon bad news. They are quite possibly going to cancel About […]

Packing For Not Quite A Week In Hawaii


I’ve become an unwitting expert in resort packing. I’d shake my head over my own frivolity, but would rather give the frivolous knowledge away and hope it’s useful. Here’s what goes in my suitcase. I plan by “use case” rather than by item type. Key takeaway, please do not underestimate the versatility of white cotton […]

2015


  Clear sailing ahead.   Photo: “Glide” by Dmytro Kochetov. Lake Tahoe, December 2013. Via Flickr, here. Red glitter for font, also via Flickr, here. Share on Facebook Tweet!

Holiday Break, Or, Saturday Morning at 7:43am


Time for the Privilege holiday break. For all of you celebrating Christmas and the Gregorian New Year, may all your festivities be glorious and bright. For those of you in other cultures, may your next couple of weeks be as full of peace, hope, and joy as humanly possible. Thank you so much for reading. […]

Where Can I Find Reasonably Priced Cute Reading Glasses?


Ah, reading glasses. One of the universal experiences of aging, that moment when we reset our daily lives just to be able to see close up. If you asked me, “Lisa, do you wear glasses,” I’d probably say no. But then, if we look closely, I’d have to recant. I wear reading glasses 70% of […]