One Good Way I’m Preparing For The Next Empty Nest Phase

More Than Just a Piece of Furniture The little wooden rocking chair sits in the corner of the landing at the top of the stairs.  It is waiting — waiting for some tiny child to come along and resurrect its purpose.   The chair is almost as old as me.  You could probably call it … More One Good Way I’m Preparing For The Next Empty Nest Phase

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?

Why I’m Decorating A Christmas Tree This Unusual Year

It’s done. Three days after Thanksgiving and my Christmas tree is up.  In this very unusual year, it feels good to have some sense of normalcy. Tree Or No Tree There is a wide range of feelings on decorating for Christmas this year.  Some people have had their Christmas trees up for a few weeks … More Why I’m Decorating A Christmas Tree This Unusual Year