What goes around

When I graduated from high school, one of the things that I was given was a Lane cedar mini-keepsake box. I know this because, unlike other things I might have been given that day, I still have my Lane cedar mini-keepsake box. One of the reasons that I was so excited to receive it was because my … Continue reading What goes around

Time warp

I'm excited for the new version of  Beauty and the Beast coming out this Friday. To get into the proper mindset, I decided to watch the earlier version from Disney last night. My husband and I were sprawled out on the couch, and our teenaged daughter was in the recliner. We watched the movie on … Continue reading Time warp

Endings and beginnings

The new year is already promising to be a very different one from those prior. My firstborn is moving out and getting his own apartment. I am happy and excited for him. I am also sad that he is no longer living here. I am still checking the driveway to make sure he is home … Continue reading Endings and beginnings

BOOK REVIEW: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

I read this book at the recommendation of a young lady, Angie, who visited my author table at the Kennebunk Community Market one Saturday. She told me that Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon was her favorite book. This book says it's recommended for readers aged 12-17, but I object to narrowing the audience for this book. … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Perspective Part 1

I have never bought People magazine before, but I picked up a copy last week, just for something different to read. Okay, I bought it because Patrick Dempsey was on the cover. I'm volunteering at The Dempsey Challenge again this year and so I was interested in the article. Anyway, there was another article about the … Continue reading Perspective Part 1

Tech support

I had a heart stopping moment (I know-- it's embarrassing) this morning when I tried to turn my iPhone on and it (gasp) would not turn on. I tried and tried and tried ("I said not to panic!") to no avail. I allowed myself to briefly fast forward to how difficult my life would be … Continue reading Tech support

Dancing keeps you young

I went to a local concert last weekend with my daughter, part of the Wells Harbor Concert Series. Every Saturday evening in the summer, rain or shine, there is a free concert (rain venue is the junior high school). The band for the second concert of the season was a new one for us, The … Continue reading Dancing keeps you young

Cooking class at Stonewall Kitchen: A Sensational Supper with Jane St Pierre

My daughter and I went to a cooking class at Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School.  We've been there before, and it's always a treat. This was the first class taught by Jane St Pierre that we've been to, but hopefully not the last. She is a wonderful teacher, warm and funny, but most importantly, she knows … Continue reading Cooking class at Stonewall Kitchen: A Sensational Supper with Jane St Pierre

We joined them

We saw the sign last week, inviting us to join them for a concert, and after some maneuvering of the work schedule, join them we did. What a good decision my daughter and I made. The performances were amazing. Men and women of all different ages and backgrounds took turn standing up on the stage … Continue reading We joined them

Disney

I went to Disney once before, in 1989 (or thereabouts). There was one ride I wanted to go on then: Space Mountain. I have no idea why, but I was fixated on it. When we got there, the first thing I did was ask where that ride was and, guess what? Space Mountain was CLOSED. … Continue reading Disney