Funny Phrases

Funny Phrases

Something went wrong and the first words out of my mouth were “Oh, Crumb!” My 19-year-old grandson, Tyler, was present and heard me. He started laughing, raised his eyebrows, and gave me a look that said, “Really? Where did THAT come from?” Oh,...
What a Mouse Made Me Do

What a Mouse Made Me Do

I love to give new life, and perhaps even a different purpose, to vintage items. The thing is, though, that it’s way too easy for me to go to flea markets and find “trash” that I want to turn into “treasures.” Things that call out to me....
Clothes for Porg

Clothes for Porg

Porgs are flat-muzzled birds, covered in brown feathers, with the exception of the orange around their eyes and the white on their belly. They flock around rocks and roost in the cliffs of Luke Skywalker’s secluded island. They are also known for being...
Who, What, Where, When, Why

Who, What, Where, When, Why

A photograph captures a moment in time. If we took the photo, just looking at it later can transport us back in time to that moment – to the smells, the sounds, the feelings we had that caused us to press the shutter on our camera. Recording names, dates,...
Traveling by Train

Traveling by Train

My husband, Rick, traveled across the country by train as a child. It was such a great experience for him, he has always wanted to do it again. So Monday morning of this week we boarded a train in Sacramento, California. Our ultimate destination was Detroit Michigan....
How Much Do Dogs Remember?

How Much Do Dogs Remember?

I find a dog’s memory fascinating. How much do they remember, and why do they remember it? According to dognotebook.com: It’s believed they remember what they need to remember in order to survive. The memory of a certain event can also be induced by fear, thus...
I Used to be a Book Snob

I Used to be a Book Snob

There. I’ve said it. I used to be a book snob. I used to think if a book wasn’t a “classic,” it wasn’t worth my time. I can divide my Book Snobbery career into Pre-Enlightenment and Post-Enlightenment. I know exactly how and when my...
Babysitting vs. Parenting

Babysitting vs. Parenting

Babysitters can be defined as short-term caretakers who are typically hired to watch children for a set period of time. Parents can be defined as those who teach their children morals and values. They set limits and are consistent in their discipline. They are kind...
What Does it Take to be a Good Big Sister?

What Does it Take to be a Good Big Sister?

You are the big sister, the one that your little brother looks up to. It’s a big responsibility. What will you teach him, through your behavior and your words? Will you teach him to be humble and kind? Will you teach him to be generous and loving? To be a helper...