Inducted into a Plethora of Problems

It has been a few weeks since I have published any fiction.  Today I am participating in this week's Words for Wednesday Word Prompt challenge. I hope you enjoy this little vignette. ...more

You Can Never Go Wrong With Chocolate!

There was a plaque resting in the bookcase of a home we rented for a family vacation this summer. It really tickled me, and I took a photo so I would remember it. There was no picture on the plaque, just the words “Chocolate - it's not just for Breakfast anymore.” Doesn't that just sum up a wonderful philosophy? ...more

Scaredy Cat! He Hisses Every Halloween!

A Halloween GiftWhen my daughter was about three-years old, my mother-in-law made a Halloween decoration for us. It stood the same height as my daughter at the time, and it looks just like a wee girl in a ghost costume.  A sheet with black circles for eyes appears to be draped over a head and upper torso, with toddler-sized floral sweatpants peeking out below....more

What to Do If Your Debit Card Gets Stolen

Recently my daughter realized her bank debit card had been compromised. She checked her account, as she does almost daily, and saw several charges she hadn't made —the first two being for just $1.00....more
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Face-to-face With a Goblin!

Last evening, I dashed into the grocery store, to pick up just a few items before heading home after a meeting. I was intent on looking for some shelled sunflower seeds for a granola bar recipe, when a figure caught the corner of my eye.  It gave me a millisecond of a jolt, until my brain caught up and I realized it was a Halloween decoration - not a small person leering menacingly at me!   ...more

Not Just Ordinary Apple Pie!

Remember the apples I mentioned my neighbor gave me from his tree? Here is an update about what I have done with them! ...more

Waiting on the Corners of Hardship and Happiness

Image: A busy intersection, but not the...more

My Husband Suggested I Ask You For Advice

I need your advice.My husband is encouraging me to pick out a laptop computer as my birthday present from him! While I was trying to decide between the different computer options available, I asked the Best Buy technician a billion questions last week. I still can't make up my mind.   ...more

Can't Decide Between Chocolate or Vanilla? You Don't Have To!

Back in May, I wrote a post called Chocolate or Vanilla?   In that post, I provided a link to an article about how to make a Chocolate and Vanilla cake, but unfortunately the link no longer works. I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused, and today I am re-publishing the article here: ...more

Fall: Things I Like and Things I Don't!

The topic of the Lifestyle Sista's linkup this Friday was 5 Favorite Things About Fall. Since I read some of the posts, I have been thinking about how I feel about this time of year.If I had to pick a favorite season, it would be summer.  Spring and autumn tie for second....more