Super Plant Lady

Is there anything to compare to those first fresh days of Spring after a long cold Winter? The warm breezes, the shining sun, your overconfidence in your gardening abilities and your unrealistic expectations for your commitment to working outdoors all Summer long? As we head into the first days of Autumn, I look back at… Continue reading Super Plant Lady

This Squirrel’s Gonna Party Like It’s 1999!

Who hasn't wanted to grab two fistfuls of food and swing upside down from the cafeteria salad bar while you stuff your face? What? No one? Yeah. Me neither. But, Winston the Squirrel loves to ride his gravy train like a spinning disco ball in the middle of a Prince song! A few weeks ago,… Continue reading This Squirrel’s Gonna Party Like It’s 1999!

Stand Up


The picture above is from my mom's funeral program. The sentiment, "There are no other mommys like you.", scrawled on the back of scrap paper and presented, no-doubt proudly, by a preschooler 35 years ago to her mom, is mine, but it is a sentiment felt by kids young and old about their own moms.… Continue reading Stand Up

Am I Right, Ladies?

Sometimes going to the doctor can be all kinds of awkward. I know we're all just human beings with the same general parts and afflictions, but whether we admit it or not, the whole deal is a bit awkward, no matter how much the nice doctor, nurse, and staff are trying to make you feel… Continue reading Am I Right, Ladies?