Where Are my Peeps?

Something is amiss. There were no Halloween Peeps at CVS, and now there are no Christmas ones. I’m going to have to broaden my search. I can’t live through another Peeps-less holiday. And while we’re on the topic of mysteries…if you haven’t watched the new Sherlock Holmes episodes on PBS, you should! There are only […]

Happy Thanksgiving

  Happy Thanksgiving to all. Some food for thought: As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. —John Fitzgerald Kennedy   We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. […]

Barbara Millicent Roberts

  I just spent almost three hours online trying to find some African American dolls for my cheeto-lovin’ youngster who wanted “a lot of dolls.” I ended up buying a cute African American Barbie and Steven. I was looking everywhere, Target, Amazon, Mattel, Toys r Us, Kmart…and trying to decide: should I get her a […]

Hot Chips That Are Cheetos

Each year at the holidays, I donate money to an organization…whether it be Heifer International, Women for Women International, etc. This year, I decided to play Santa. One of the organizations I volunteer with has a gift-buying program with its partner agencies. Children at the agencies write letters asking for specific gifts, and volunteers buy […]

Guess He Couldn’t Wait

Prince William and Kate Middleton’s engagement has been announced. I guess Will couldn’t wait for me anymore. A little piece of my heart just died. Congrats, you two. *Update: Mom and I were planning to go to England next year. Birthday list item for 2011: Crash a royal wedding.