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?

The Problem When You’re Missing An Important Ingredient

My husband and I started a new tradition during these months of pandemic — Pancake Saturday.  I don’t remember exactly when we started it, probably in May.  I’m sure we were growing weary of the lockdown and wanted to do something different.  The following Saturday, I made pancakes again.  After the third Saturday morning, we … More The Problem When You’re Missing An Important Ingredient

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