Last week, I wrote about my son. He didn't make the high school baseball team. He was devastated. We were heartbroken for him. It was a hard day. Later that evening, I received a private message from a young woman who'd come into my boutique once or twice. She'd read my blog and asked if… Continue reading The Kindness of Strangers
So I've been hearing a lot, and I mean...a LOT, about this woman, Marie Kondo lately. My customers have talked about her, I see posts referring to her, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and I have to admit, I have zero idea what anyone is talking about. Well, not zero, I do have an idea...something… Continue reading Marie Kondo – I just can’t…
He didn't make the team. Three days of tryouts, drills, and tired bones. Three days of holding my breath every time he took the field. Optimism has turned to defeat. And I can't fix it. When he was little, and broke his Thomas the Tank Engine train track, I fixed it. When he scraped his… Continue reading When You Can’t Fix Things
High school baseball tryouts were yesterday. I know this, because for the past few weeks my oldest has been asking if I've signed him up for it. Even after I printed off the registration, handed it to him, and found all of his gear, placing it on his bed. Make no mistake - I signed… Continue reading Leave the Heels, Take the Bat.
I'm not gonna lie - I've been struggling lately with a bit of jealousy. Not your normal, run of the mill jealousy over someone else being prettier, thinner, better than me...no. I'm jealous of other businesses. I follow them on Instagram and Facebook. I'm constantly researching the market and following the trends all over the… Continue reading Business Envy
My son is getting ready for his Freshman semi-formal right now. I've been asking him for weeks if he needed anything for the dance; a new shirt, pants...a hair cut maybe? Nope. He was 'all set' - until this morning. Just 12 hours before the dance. "I need a shirt. Oh, and a tie." That… Continue reading Getting Ready for the Dance
For those of you who know me, you know I'm a pretty positive person. I'm always smiling. I'm usually pretty happy. I don't often share a tale of woes because I don't really have any. Well, not now anyway. Not anymore. Back in July, I went through something. It shook me to my core. I… Continue reading 8 Months of Soul Searching…
I love books. I love reading them. I love the way they feel. I even love the way they smell...yes, I'm not ashamed to say I've sniffed my share of books. Specifically, I love hardcover books. There's something about holding a big, heavy hardcover on your lap that makes you feel like you're doing something… Continue reading My Secret Book Fetish
So now that my folks have moved across town, to what I consider the tip of the earth, there's no more "pop in," no more "see you in a few minutes" - no, our time has to be planned now. We have to schedule places to meet, because you know..neither one of us wants to… Continue reading My Morning with Mom
I don't like to watch the news. I don't like my happy world interrupted by death, political posturing, kidnapping and natural disasters. I don't like knowing what insurmountable pain surrounds us, all over the world. I'm crazy like that. Growing up in my suburban home, I simply don't recall such bad news. I don't seem… Continue reading The World Today…It’s Not The 80s.