When I kept a secret from my daughter, it became a balancing act of epic proportions. Could I pull it off? Click for a funny story and surprise engagement!
With several California trips on the horizon and a vacation in Vancouver and Whistler planned for the end of July, I had to scramble to book a kennel for our Bichon, Roxy. I'm not sure what the price per day is in your area, but it has gotten expensive here in Boulder. My husband, Danny,... Continue Reading →
Recently, I played tennis with friends. One of them mentioned, she and her husband would be celebrating their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. I chimed in that Danny and I would be celebrating our twenty-seventh this October. "Not bad after dating for one weekend," I added. Their collective jaws dropped. Memorial Day weekend, 1987. Independence Pass, July,... Continue Reading →
This is a photograph of my parents at their breakfast table. After being married for 56 years and weathering all kinds of storms, they sit quietly and enjoy each other’s company. My father celebrated his 87th birthday two weeks ago and my mother will be 83 on Saturday. I took this photograph while back in... Continue Reading →
ACT I While my husband Danny drives us down the highway after our Valentine date, I wax philosophical. Philosophy is not one of Danny’s strong suits. Me: I wish I could get over the whole, “I want everyone to like me,” thing. Danny: So do I. Me: I bet I’m not the only writer... Continue Reading →
Have you ever traveled somewhere and felt an instant connection? I feel that way every time I am in California. Maybe it's because of the beauty created by its people. On the beach in Santa Barbara Maybe it's because this is a place where the mountains meet the ocean. Maybe it's because California is full... Continue Reading →
My husband, Danny, and I celebrated our 25th anniversary on October 10th. Many have asked, “What’s your secret to a happy marriage?” Here are my Top Ten Secrets! Secret #1: You have to be willing to go the extra mile. I went one thousand miles when moving from Wisconsin to Colorado after our wedding. Danny is... Continue Reading →
Like most children, ours asked how we met. Over the years, the story came out in bits and pieces. There was a reason for that. It all started years ago, back in Wisconsin, I had my wisdom teeth pulled. While high on Tylenol 3’s, I watched the Oprah Winfrey Show for the first time. She... Continue Reading →