One link led to another and I found myself on a real estate website with a search box. On a whim, I entered the address of the house where I grew up. We lived on Marlow Street from the time of my earliest childhood memories until the summer before I started 4th grade. It was … Continue reading The Drawer in the Hall
I've been sworn to secrecy until today, but now I get to spill the beans: I'm going to be a grandmother! Our daughter Jennie and her husband Craig are expecting their first child in October. That would be our first grandchild. Just call me Grandma. Let me first say that Babies R Us has seriously … Continue reading I’m Going to Be A GRANDMOTHER!
I'm a fan. I love my iPhone. I text, check email, take pictures, edit movies, use it to MapQuest from point A to point B, and, oh yeah, I make calls on it too. Here are my favorite tricks: 1. Flashing Light You probably know how to assign ringtones and get your phone to vibrate, … Continue reading 7 Great iPhone Tricks
I love when the universe conspires to make me happy. First I discovered my new favorite chocolate. It was part of a goodie bag prepared for me by the Program Chair at the East Cobb Quilting Guild in Marietta, GA two weeks ago. Hotel Snackage. It was so delicious I took a picture of the wrapper, the … Continue reading As Luck Would Have It
Steve and I took a vacation last Saturday. We hopped in the car and visited four countries in less than five hours. Supersonic transport? Nope. We just headed to the Detroit area, to visit some great ethnic restaurants and markets. First stop was Bi Bim Bop for lunch. Bi Bim Bop is both the name … Continue reading My One-Day “International” Vacation
I started looking for my Mother-0f-the-Bride dress in February and on the first day (after about a dozen stores) I found it. The price tag was $650. I tried it on anyway, loved it, and heard my mouth explain to my friend Susan that "I could make this." Susan and I have been friends since grade … Continue reading The Dress (More Than You Ever Wanted To Know)
Jennie and Craig were married yesterday afternoon in a beautiful outdoor ceremony surrounded by their immediate families at a bed & breakfast in South Haven, Michigan. They planned every detail and it was beyond perfect. Even the weather cooperated with sunshine and temperatures in the mid-70's with a soft breeze. Steve and I walked our … Continue reading It’s Official! They’re Married!
Jennie's bridal shower was too much fun. It was exciting to plan, wonderful to be with family and friends, and even enjoyable to clean up. (Don't miss the video at the end!) I had the shower here at the house in my mother's old "apartment" when she lived with us. The room is now known … Continue reading The Bridal Shower
I don't cook, but I look at this recipe for Russian Cream nearly every day. My mother framed it and gave it to me. It was written by her mother, my Gramma Jennie. Some day it will belong to my daughter, her namesake. On the back of the frame it says "circa 1945 shower gift … Continue reading Russian Cream
I'm a busy woman. Lot's to do. Last week our garage door broke, the lawn tractor died, and the cable went out. Everybody but Sears was willing to believe me when I said I'd be home at the appointed time. Sears had to call and speak to a real person before they would drive over. The … Continue reading Waiting for the Repair Guy with an iPhone