Lake Cruises, Forests, and Bears, Oh My!

At the end of May, Mom and I went to the Adirondacks to celebrate our milestone birthdays. Even though I grew up in New York, I had never been to the Adirondacks. We spent three nights in the area, so I chose three items for the birthday list. #36: Took a cruise on Lake George. […]

Nancy and Margaret

Well, it’s taken me almost 40 years to realize that two of my favorite hobbies were favorite hobbies of my grandmothers (whom I am named after). Are hobbies genetic? Grandma Nancy, who died when my mother was 14, was quite the writer when she was in high school. Her writing is sprinkled throughout her senior […]

Grandma Peg

Yesterday was the 10th anniversary of my Grandma Peg’s death. She is the only grandparent with whom I had a real relationship, since my other living grandparent and step-grandparent both died when I was 13. I only saw my grandparents a few times per year, since they lived five hours away. But when I was […]

You Have Too Many Mag Subscriptions…

…when you go through your magazine pile and find one that is almost a year old:                   And I’ve already received a new magazine subscription for Christmas! New Year’s resolution: Make more time to read… Well, I have one day left of work and then it’s holiday […]

Tempus Fugit

The past few weeks have been a blur of work, volunteering, holiday shopping, holiday card sending, holiday lunches and parties, post office trips. And now it’s almost a week till Christmas. Without fail, at least once during the holiday season, I buy someone a gift and buy myself the same thing. This year, the “one […]