I think it's fair to say that, amidst all the socializing and photographing and touring and swimming and eating and boozing that took place at last week's VA Blogfest, each blogger who attended had a chance to learn new things about herself. Some have already  written about it. I learned a couple of interesting things … Continue reading Self-discovery


I was in such an unexplainable funk last night, and while a good sleep helped, it didn't completely erase it.  As I awoke this morning, it occurred to me that maybe it had something to do with all these things I know I have to do, some of which have deadlines, and other more basic … Continue reading Funk

House guests

"The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry." -- Robert Burns.  I looked it up. This week, I am the poster child for this phenomenon. Today is Soup Husband Curt's birthday. (Everybody say "Happy Birthday, Curt!")  I was able to surprise him with an unexpected visit from a friend from Milwaukee.  She handed him a … Continue reading House guests