Why Saying Goodbye To A Special Place Makes Me Sad

Everything’s Always Changing Is it just me, or does life seem like one long series of hellos and goodbyes? Of beginnings and endings?  Babies are born and grandparents pass on.  Family members are added by marriage and sometimes taken away by divorce.  New friends move into your life while old friends leave for new jobs, … More Why Saying Goodbye To A Special Place Makes Me Sad

Celebrating A Remarkable Year With A Cute Little Dood

What has four long legs, curly apricot-colored hair, a brown nose, gold eyes, floppy ears and a tail that waves like some sort of fluffy banner?  Not really what, but who?  It’s Boone, our Australian Labradoodle. Happy Booneiversary Today is a special day for us and for Boone.  It is the one year anniversary of … More Celebrating A Remarkable Year With A Cute Little Dood

What’s The Best Thing About Easter In The Empty Nest?

Easter is different in the empty nest.  Gone are the years of Easter baskets, Easter outfits and Easter egg hunts.  It’s much quieter, much more introspective.  It’s not necessarily a bad thing — just different.   Childhood Easters Easter was always a time for big family gatherings when I was growing up.  In preparation for … More What’s The Best Thing About Easter In The Empty Nest?

Local Tourists On A Lovely Spring Day

It’s springtime in Florida.  Well, technically it isn’t spring yet, but when it comes to seasons, Florida definitely doesn’t play by the rules.  Spring Has Sprung I love this time of year in my hometown and home state.  Everything is blooming — azaleas, camellias, tabebuia, bougainvillea, and saucer magnolia.  It’s a riot of color for … More Local Tourists On A Lovely Spring Day