The Nutcracker Sweet – A Video

A few days ago, I mentioned a few of my Christmas traditions, but excluded my favorite. There were many guesses. Some readers were right. BAKING. We used to watch my daughter, Courtney, dance in the Nutcracker. I had an idea. I could combine the two! I saw an adaptation of the traditional gingerbread man on... Continue Reading →

Disaster Area in My Rear View

Decades ago, I played with a three-way mirror while my mother tried on dresses. It seemed magical to study my profile and the  curly back of my head. While standing in my Mary Janes and appraising my rear view, I must have thought, "Good enough." I always thought the back of my head resembled this... Continue Reading →

A bad cold is just like this…

We're all in denial when experiencing the first sneeze. We're still feeling great. We go about our day and brush off that first little tickle in our throats. Then we notice something just isn't right. Drinking coffee doesn't snap us out of it. We wake up in a fog. With sinuses blocked, our heads feel... Continue Reading →

How to Survive the Polar Vortex

In case you haven't heard, half the US is in a cyclonic weather pattern. It seems the center of the Polar Ice Cap has relocated somewhere between Madison, Wisconsin and Cleveland. The Polar Vortex is threatening to stick around and continue to break low temperature records all over the world. It spawned Winter Storm Leon... Continue Reading →

Christmas Stalkings

One year, I took extreme measures to find the perfect Christmas gift. We used to own a wholesale toy and school supply business. On Christmas Eve, my husband Danny would come home with a trash bag full of toys. We would spend hours wrapping the little gifts. Our children grew up and we sold the... Continue Reading →

An Open Letter to Prince Harry

Dear Prince Harry, It has come to my attention that you will be visiting our fair state this weekend. As your motorcade drives to Colorado Springs from DIA, I am sure you will be struck by the impressive beauty of the Front Range and the Rocky Mountains. You will be attending the 2013 Warrior Games.... Continue Reading →

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