House for sale

Seller Beware

It should have been so easy. Everyone else had done it in a snap: why not us? The real estate market was booming in our town and after 3 years of vacillation, of should-we-stay-or-should we-go we decided to go. We called our agent friend, our neighbor, who had sold two houses already on our street, and told her we were ready...
Ingredients for cooking

My Unlikely Pandemic Dream Partner

Fantastic post about Mother/Daughter relationship from the NYT...."Last March, before my mother flew from Washington, D.C., to visit me in New Orleans, we negotiated how long she should stay. I was having knee surgery after tearing my meniscus and A.C.L. during a Mardi Gras parade, and she offered to help me recover. She wanted to stay for seven days. I said five days was the most I could handle. In the end, she stayed for 53...."...
High-low popover tunic top $32

Stylish Outfit Ideas with Flattering Black Leggings for BA50’s

For an outfit that is stylish yet comfortable, one proven "formula" is a pair of black leggings paired with a longer top which gives some added coverage. For a polished look, please don't reach for your workout tights. Our twenty-something age daughters may look fabulous in theirs regardless of what they pair them with, but that is not the case with us BA50's. We need thicker fabrics for added structure (and to hide any lumps and bumps!) along with more style details to elevate our look. ...

Covid And The Mutation of Language

The pandemic has led to an explosion of new phrases and a language that has become commonplace in how we talk and understand the new world. Quarantine is no longer just for dogs, Garden parties are no longer just for summer, Lockdown is not only for those in prison, Tiering now has nothing to do with cakes, Super spreader has nothing to do with butter........
Hamilton the dog

Six Ways Puppies are Not Like Kids

Try searching “puppy diarrhea” on Google at 10pm and remaining calm. After reading all the horror (Hamilton slept peacefully after making a total mess of his pee-pee spot), I found myself at 5am buying organic chicken breasts and white rice, nearly screaming with panic during what turns out to be a COVID canned pumpkin shortage. Kid and puppy diarrhea cures are the same, as is the (unfortunate) inspection of poop. Thank goodness there was no internet when my Kids were little, I would have been one of those berserk zombie Moms forever banned from my beloved Pediatrician’s helpful office. Advantage: Pup...