I love my Neighborhood

Sometimes, I feel like Jessica towards my neighborhood. If I were standing on my sink one morning, in my white gown, of course, I’d say: “Look! I can be a (Mako) s(h)ark!  Now … my whole neighborhood is good. I like my house. I like my yard. I like my pool. I like my lifeguards. […]

Makes Me Happy Monday ; Stretching

I have run with people that have made fun of me for my stretching routine. I always walk a short distance, stop and stretch  … then run. When I lived in Montclair, I walked to the park in the next block and stretched at the playground.  The park bench was the perfect height for me […]

Suburban Barn Raising

Last week, my friend Linda came for a visit. In Single-Parentdom, the chaotic frenzy of being responsible for everything can be quite overwhelming. In a conversation a month or so ago, we were discussing the things on my to-do list when Linda offered to come help me tackle a few projects. But, she didn’t just […]

FuN in Savannah, GA!

On July 31, I registered on-line for the Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon. But, months before that, more than one person said, “You should run a marathon.” I was quick to let each suggester know that, “I don’t even like to DRIVE 26 miles!” In fact, I don’t even like to drive more than […]

Makes Me Happy Monday : Juxtaposition

Juxtaposition is an act or instance of placing close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast. I love a clever play on words. Puns, riddles and rhymes all intrigue me. And sometimes they use a juxtaposition. The “twist” at the end of each is always so much fun! As much as I enjoy a mental twist, I love a visual turn-around, as well! Thus my c.o.m.p.l.e.t.e adoration […]