Bands with husband

This week we were very happy to get to see some of our favorite bands from back in the day. In general, I am not a big fan of going to Boston (especially if it involves driving) for bands, but in this case, there were no Maine or New Hampshire options (at that time) so … Continue reading Bands with husband



Recently my husband wanted to see the movie Creed.  I had zero interest in watching it. I expected he knew that and that he would be watching it alone. Somehow, though, we ended up watching it together. I didn’t expect to like it, but guess what! I really did! I thought it was a movie … Continue reading Rocky

Home is where?

Recently my husband and I took a vacation. This is news, because it was OUT OF STATE. Way out. Like, in NJ. Just getting the same days off from work together to go took weeks-and an aligning of the planets AND and act of congress. What was better about Atlantic City than Wells, ME? Not … Continue reading Home is where?

Boldly going

My 51st birthday was this year. When I picked out a cake and asked the person behind the bakery counter to write on it, this was what she wrote: "Happy 50-First Birthday Karen". I know, right? I decided that might be a sign.  What if,  I thought, I did some things for the 'first' time in … Continue reading Boldly going

An old dog, a new (cheap) trick (part one)

You know how they say that your tastes change as you get older? I have found this to be true in my own life. I never liked cheese on my pizza. When I was little, maybe 4 or 5 years old, my parents used to scrape it off (and onto their own slices, I imagine) … Continue reading An old dog, a new (cheap) trick (part one)

Getting married at the wedding

When my husband and I got married, we had very little money. To make our dollars stretch as far as possible, we decided to have our wedding at home. We contacted a Justice of the Peace who was happy to perform the ceremony in our living room. I chose a bouquet of mostly carnations with … Continue reading Getting married at the wedding

Moscato who?

My husband and I have different tastes in a lot of things, and wine is no exception. Years ago, someone gave us a bottle of Moscato D'Asti by Nivole, which (surprise!) we both loved. Every so often we bought a bottle, for a birthday or anniversary or some such occasion. Then suddenly we couldn't find … Continue reading Moscato who?

Shopping at the Ocean State Job Lot

I was at the Ocean State Job Lot today, shopping for a bug zapper (bottom left page of flyer) with my husband. Of course, once I was in there I had to look around at everything (sorry, Bill).  Did you know that you can get audio books (on CD) here for only $3.99? Many of which … Continue reading Shopping at the Ocean State Job Lot

Get out of your rut

In the interest of getting out of my rut, my husband and I went the other side of town. One of the perks was that the facility had a pool. No big whoop for me, because I don't much like chlorinated pools. My husband does though, so even though it was late (9:30pm is … Continue reading Get out of your rut

Another book to read

The Secret Lives of Wives: Women Share What It Really Takes to Stay Married by Iris Krasnow My rating: 4 of 5 stars I thought this book rocked. I was especially happy to find it when I did: at the end of my writing "How to Stay Married in Midlife" and launched the "Sharpen Your … Continue reading Another book to read