Joie d'Eve

Surprise! It’s Carnival time!

Carnival season sort of sneaked up on me this year. Oh, I wasn’t completely blindsided...

Embracing My 40s

There are many signs that I am entering middle age, although – to be...

I’m Done with New Orleans… Except I love it too much

Oh, this city. This city, this city, this city.  My family went to a New...

Decluttering is Hard but Satisfying Work.

I’ve been off of work for close to two weeks now for the holidays,...

Christmas Past

I know I sound like a jerk, but my favorite part of Christmas this...

Bittersweet 16

I started crying in a Barnes & Noble this weekend. And then again in a...

A Dog Tale

A couple of months ago, I found a wandering dog. She came to me...

Changing of the Seasons

I am always eager – my husband would say “overeager” – to volunteer for...

Gumbo Gatherings

As we emerge from the pandemic (our family locked fully down and has been...

A Very Busy Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving is not only my favorite holiday – a holiday devoted solely to food...

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