I might be the type of girl who could have benefited from attending an all girls high school. Not because I was particularly boy crazy, but because once I had a boyfriend; I was done. Don’t get me wrong. I maintained an A average, stayed focused on the things I cared about (practicing violin three … More Grounds for Sculpture
I take pictures of my feet. Cape May, NJ I wish I could say this is an odd happenstance which started recently, but I’ve been putting these bad boys on display since my teen days of getting lost in the woods with my fellow wanderer, Amy, all while we documented the process on video recorder*. … More The Did Nots and the Dids
1. Did you know postal workers practice delivering mail? We were driving home from breakfast and drove by a post office and saw this: Lance promptly turned the car around so we could fully behold and attempt to comprehend this sight. 2. Labor Day When I worked a real* job all the random days off … More Four for Friday!
For the longest time, a ‘cheese course’ for me meant the classic spread of Ritz crackers, block cheese, and Hormel pepperoni slices eaten as a snack while awaiting real food. My first true cheeseboard experience happened in Vermont and our most recent trip there reminded me of the potential they have to serve as an entire … More The Cheeseboard
This has been a pretty low-key summer for us if you couldn’t tell by the plethora of movies and shows I’ve watched and books read.* Lance is studying for his CPA which includes four massive exams spread out over the course of 18 months. He comes home from work, and studies. He wakes up early … More Food and Places of the Past Two Months
Because I promised I was back and have refused to post since the Fourth of July, I’m going to give you a two-part post* comprised of the important things worth sharing about the past two months: *And yes, I promise the second part will be posted within a reasonable time frame**. **One month later is … More Where’d You Go, Jess?
For our anniversary in June, Hubby and I spent the day in Baltimore, a city which is close to my heart because it is the first place we went when we began really exploring the world together. We stopped in a little shop in Hampden which we always try to go to when we’re in … More America the Beautiful
I was gifted The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers last year for my birthday. After watching the documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? and crying like a baby no less than three times during it, I knew I needed to read this biography of a man who I saw on TV … More Book Report: The Good Neighbor
My family was a cat family. Our first cats I knew were Watson* and Kritter. We found Kritter outside, her tail had been cut short, and she became my cat. Our cats which followed were Lucy Woo** and Bing Clawsby***. *Watson, as in, assistant to Sherlock Holmes. And yes, my parents had a cat named … More On Becoming a Dog Person
When I’m particularly frustrated at a person’s veneration of a celebrity, I often default to quoting a classic movie. Shout it when you know it: “Mickey Mantle? Is that what you’re upset about? Mickey Mantle makes $100,000 a year. How much does your father make? You don’t know? Well, see if your father can’t pay … More Mozzarella, Panini, and Pizza…oh my!