Just-for-Me Book Club: Reading Your Books!

Last November, I asked for book recommendations from readers and commenters, and compiled a list of 24 books to read. This gave me an array of titles completely different from what I would have chosen myself. I am pleased to

Just-for-Me Book Club: Reading Your Books!

Last November, I asked for book recommendations from readers and commenters, and compiled a list of 24 books to read. This gave me an array of titles completely different from what I would have chosen myself. I am pleased to

Plasticky July

I am not participating in Plastic Free July. I make reasonable efforts to reduce plastic in my life. But I need plastic and I have lots of it. My computer, printer, tablet, phones, TVs, speakers and cameras are made with

Plasticky July

I am not participating in Plastic Free July. I make reasonable efforts to reduce plastic in my life. But I need plastic and I have lots of it. My computer, printer, tablet, phones, TVs, speakers and cameras are made with

Treasures in the Attic?

Recently my mom asked for help cleaning out her attic. To access the attic, she has to empty her bedroom closet and place a ladder inside to reach the hatch, then climb into the attic, and hand down the storage

Treasures in the Attic?

Recently my mom asked for help cleaning out her attic. To access the attic, she has to empty her bedroom closet and place a ladder inside to reach the hatch, then climb into the attic, and hand down the storage

Accounting for: June

In June, our (grown-up) kid from Toronto came for a visit. Since it’s only an annual event, I took time off work and made a proper vacation of it. We made a plan to get everything done: Visit with extended

Accounting for: June

In June, our (grown-up) kid from Toronto came for a visit. Since it’s only an annual event, I took time off work and made a proper vacation of it. We made a plan to get everything done: Visit with extended

Wardrobe Update – Girly Tops Edition

It’s been two years since I halved my wardrobe. Of the items I’ve kept or bought since then, everything is functional and fits well. I have all the basics I need: all the work clothes, layering items, cold weather gear,

Wardrobe Update – Girly Tops Edition

It’s been two years since I halved my wardrobe. Of the items I’ve kept or bought since then, everything is functional and fits well. I have all the basics I need: all the work clothes, layering items, cold weather gear,

Accounting for: May

May, the month of first ice cream cones, dandelions, and the re-emergence of June bugs: eek! May had several perks – my family got together for a Mothers Day meal, we went out for Rom’s birthday, and we had an

Accounting for: May

May, the month of first ice cream cones, dandelions, and the re-emergence of June bugs: eek! May had several perks – my family got together for a Mothers Day meal, we went out for Rom’s birthday, and we had an

Screen Time: The Real Deal

Recently I had an eye exam. When asked “How many hours a day do you spend on the computer?” I jokingly said “24.” The ophthalmologist looked genuinely concerned so I estimated 8. Still the concern! It gave me pause, though. I

Screen Time: The Real Deal

Recently I had an eye exam. When asked “How many hours a day do you spend on the computer?” I jokingly said “24.” The ophthalmologist looked genuinely concerned so I estimated 8. Still the concern! It gave me pause, though. I