In writing my most recent blog post about being too frugal, I mentioned that I had once kept in ledger books an account of all my family’s income and spending. This inspired me to go out into the garage and see if I could find those books among […]
I like to think I am frugal, but sometimes I can be absurd frugal. Let me give you an example. I have a pair of nail scissors that I once used for something other than cutting nails and broke the tip off one side. I can’t remember what […]
Originally posted on Snowbird of Paradise:
I walk the line between wanting to live in the USA, close to my family there, and feeling horrified by repeated mass murders. My US family members are all lovely, peaceful, law-abiding folks who are outraged at gun violence. Every time. They…
Colin Firth now has Italian citizenship! Isn’t that amazing? It comes as a shock to think of that charming, erudite, upper-crust, fellow with the plummy accent becoming an Italian. We all think of him as Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, or Mark Darcy in Bridget Jones’s Diary […]
Pictures of above-garage living spaces and single-lot duplexes near my home.
There is a Facebook post doing the rounds of the social networks that has come my way a few times now. It tells the story of a young woman, Melinda, who comes across an older woman, Mary, who is lost. It turns out that Mary has Alzheimer’s and […]
This morning, Julie stepped outside to go to her massage appointment and found her car . . . gone! She looked up and down the street, and couldn’t see it. It must have been stolen, she thought. Just to be sure, she called Ken to check where he […]