OK, I admit it. When my husband first suggested that we buy our family annual passes to Disney for Christmas, the first thing I said was something like, "Are you crazy?" I mean, I don't know if you've checked the prices for Disney tickets lately but they are quite a hefty investment. So much so … Continue reading Making Memories at Disney: Then and Now
I wrote a short story some time back (as in almost 2 years ago) as part of an assignment for a writing class I was taking. I knew it needed some polish, but I felt like I spent too much time in it to be objective about it, so I set it aside for a … Continue reading On Rejection and Acceptance
I just got back from my first trans-Atlantic trip, destination Cyprus (well, OK, technically, I got back last week, but we're going to consider that "just"). Where exactly is that, you ask? Why, it's just a hop, skip, and jump across the Atlantic, over the UK and parts of western Europe, and a quick jaunt … Continue reading Adventures in Cyprus: Getting There is Half the Fun?
I live in a mid-size suburban neighborhood. It's one of those neighborhoods full of young families sprinkled with a few empty nesters and retired couples. It's a place where most of us wave hello and goodbye from the isolated bubbles of our cars as we travel in and out of the front gates, where walkers … Continue reading Hidden Battles, Secret Wars
A couple of weeks ago, the phone rang at 7am. Now you know just as well as I do that almost nothing good comes from unexpected phone calls before 9am and after 10pm and this was no exception. It was my husband, calling me from work. He asked me to turn the news on and … Continue reading When Lightning Strikes