Why Do We Kiss Under The Mistletoe?

What is mistletoe anyway. Say that word several times. Have you noticed if you say word over and over it starts sounding odd? Missile Toe Missiletoe Missatoe. . .I am easily distracted lately. LOL Mistletoe in simple terms is a plant parasite that makes toxic berries and leaves. So why do we hold this upContinue reading “Why Do We Kiss Under The Mistletoe?”

Presents

It’s that time of year when many people are scrambling to find presents for each other. People that do not celebrate a gift giving winter holiday are feeling pretty smug and I can’t blame them. I am jealous though. I like giving gifts, I really do. I will be at an art festival and IContinue reading “Presents”

How Do You Find The Right “MATE”?

There are all sorts of mates. Tablemates, friends, roommates, housemates, dorm mates and for some that lifelong mate/spouse/partner. When I was young I could pretty much hang with just about anyone. As long as they were not “mean” I could coexist and not be bothered by much. When I really wanted to feel like myselfContinue reading “How Do You Find The Right “MATE”?”

Girl Scouts Hire Their First Asian CEO

JoAnne texted me the news and I finally got a chance to read the whole article today. I am a fan of Girl Scouts, I truly am. I think it is a very good organization and if used thoughtfully, girls can really gain a lot from the program. There are way more positive than negatives.Continue reading “Girl Scouts Hire Their First Asian CEO”

Are Parents Responsible For Children’s Behavior?

There has been ongoing debate whether it is the parents’ “fault” or not when a child misbehaves or commits a crime. You raise your child and he or she makes decisions that may reflect on you – is that fair? Is it accurate? I don’t know. I told you I’m not an expert on anything.Continue reading “Are Parents Responsible For Children’s Behavior?”

I Love My Family. . . DIFFERENTLY?

It’s beginning to look a lot like. . .dysfunctional families fighting and perfectly loving families fighting and strangers fighting. . .I mean Xmas. LOL There are decorations everywhere, all the commercials remind us that we should be flying, driving or taking a train to see our family all over the place. Nevermind if your familyContinue reading “I Love My Family. . . DIFFERENTLY?”

Guilt Trips

Guilt is a complicated emotion. Most of us feel it and it’s not a pleasant experience. It’s not all bad in that if you make a mistake and hurt someone unintentionally, guilt is what pushes you to apologize and make amends even if it’s scary to broach the subject. For others, though, it can beContinue reading “Guilt Trips”

I Love Brunch!

Growing up, I ate very little breakfast. I had many miles to walk to my school in Korea and I could not stand the sight of food that early. So I skipped breakfast and was starving by lunch. They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day but I didn’t miss it. IContinue reading “I Love Brunch!”

Decorating The Xmas Tree

Oh the weather outside is. . .weird. Cold one minute, hot the next – who does not believe in climate change? LOL It’s December and the one steadfast rule in our house is nothing Christmas comes out until Dec. 1. The kids are no longer in year round school so that means the first weekendContinue reading “Decorating The Xmas Tree”

The Wright Brothers

Does anyone else cry when they visit a museum or a site where something amazing happened in history? My husband and I do. The first time we went to a museum that we both admired and got misty eyed we knew we were a great match. Flight is so amazing to us and so special.Continue reading “The Wright Brothers”