This Works for Me

I used to work in a dental office. I was the Office Manager for a Periodontist, and I worked 3-4 days a week. A Periodontist is a dentist who specializes in bone and gum disease. Periodontal Disease is painless, so it was often difficult for patients to understand why...

Riley Likes Companionship

Back in January of 2018, in 2 Dogs, 4 Dog Beds, and This? I shared how we had purchased some new dog beds, but Riley and Stella always seemed to be in the same bed.  We weren’t quite sure why that was; there could be so many reasons. But here we are, a bit...

What Television is Teaching our Children

When my children were young, I loved watching Sesame Street with them. It was the first public television show that “utilized a detailed and comprehensive educational curriculum, with specific educational goals, in its content.” – Wikipedia Both of...

It Does Get Worse

We are in the middle of a house renovation. When we started this a few weeks ago, I asked you for advice on how to get through a remodel with my sanity intact. Many of you offered some great words of wisdom, and your suggestions have been helpful.    Treat...

Vehicle Options in Today’s Market

Vehicles today are so different from when I was a little girl. I don’t mean the types and models. I am talking about the options available when purchasing a vehicle. I remember standing up in the front seat when I was little. There weren’t seat belts back...

What to do with Plastic Straws

I like to use straws when I drink liquids, but I haven’t always been this way. I started using straws when I had orthodontics (braces put on my teeth). I was an adult at the time, in my 30’s, and I enjoyed my Diet Dr. Pepper.  One of my...

I Can Hear You Now

Fran, my mother-in-law, was hard of hearing toward the end of her life.  We had to raise our voices for her to hear us, and it wasn’t uncommon for us to have to repeat our statement or question again even though we were speaking loudly.  At the...

My House is a Mess

It’s true. My house is a mess.  There are 14 rooms in my house and every single room is a mess.  I describe a messy room as one that has things out of order. Things are not in the places where they belong. It’s just a few steps up from...

What? No Internet?

We have had some major storms hit us over the past 2 weeks. I am grateful for the rain. We need it. The local lakes that were down to 19% of their capacity are nearly up to 80% now, and that is awesome. The waterfalls at Yosemite are flowing and so beautiful in their...

I Spy With My Little Eye

Last weekend, our son Brian, our 3-year-old granddaughter, Ella, our 5-year-old-grandson Owen, and I were in the car, driving home after running a few errands. Owen and Ella’s favorite “car game” right now is “I spy.” In case you are not familiar with it, this is a...

Getting Organized

I love to be organized. I could easily spend all day in the Container Store or a similar place.  Ideally, with an unlimited budget.   There’s just something about decluttering and organizing that makes me happy. This desire to be organized...

Doing Nothing

I’m not very good at doing nothing. I feel like I am “wasting time” if I’m not doing something productive. I know that’s not true, and I also know it’s not necessarily a healthy attitude to have.  I find it hard to sit and...