Don’t Ask

Last week was bad enough but today will be the worst. This is the day when the largest number of people will ask me what I’m doing for New Year’s Eve. New Year’s eve for me is like a sunny day – extreme societal pressure to get out there and do something wonderful when you’d…

Nevermind. I’ll Just Sit Here In The Dark.*

So, the traditional incandescent light bulb will become unavailable in  a few years and the only option we’ll have is those cute little CFPs. I find this an odd move – very countercurrent to where the direction of the baby boomer wave is moving.  You’d think they’d be clamoring to hold onto the old bulbs…

Moving Towards 2008

Ok, now that Christmas is over, it’s time to turn attention to the new year. I have to admit that its a bit embarrassing to reel off the same resolutions year after year. Its a litany of personal failure that I’ve been dragging these around for so many years: eat healthier stop procrastinating improve my…

And So This Is Christmas

Have Yourselves a "Use It Up, Wear It Out, Make It Do" kind of Christmas. Holy Family with Dish Drainer This is not my outdoor display but resides less than a mile from where I am. I’ve been saving it as a Christmas surprise for you. I’m not quite sure what the message is here,…

Time’s Up! Last Chance For Last Minute Shopping

UPDATED! UPDATED!  UPDATED!    The Christmas shopping timeclock is running down and we’ll soon be approaching panic mode. Well, not me – I’m all done. But maybe you still have a few things to pick up? This is how it works: you have people that you want to gift, you have some good-to-ideal presents in…