August 13, 2020

Did I fall for a cosmetic's online marketing campaign? Why, yes, yes I did. 

I honestly try not to click on those facebook makeup videos that advertise a miracle lipstick or concealer. They can be so convincing! I've bought a couple of lipsticks. Haven't loved any of th...

August 7, 2020

Today was a tale of a missing comma that wrecked all sorts of havoc.

We do a charity golf tournament for United Way every October. This would be our seventh year. My company matches UW donations 60% so last year - with the match - we raised $250,000 for United Way SELA....

July 26, 2020

Lest you think I'm wasting away in front of the television, I wanted to let you know that I am also voraciously reading in 2020. I picked a good year to learn how to borrow ebooks from my local library. I could never afford this many Amazon books. 

I'm pretty particular...

July 25, 2020

It seems like now more than ever small talk is all about what we're watching on TV. 

I mean, we can't go anywhere, or do anything, so it's all about what's on Netflix and Hulu and Amazon Prime. And the appealing selections are beginning to run a bit thin. 

If you're look...

July 18, 2020

You might have noticed I changed the name of my page. And now I'm going to tell you how that happened. 

To start we have to go back to 2015. I was on a flight home from vacation somewhere and part of the new limited on-air WIFI that Southwest offered was ebooks, includi...

July 2, 2020

Way back in February, I posted that we were tearing out the side deck ~ along with all the hardships not having a back door has afforded me ~ and building a new screened-in porch. I've posted a lot of Instagram pics of the project since then, but I never gave you the p...

June 21, 2020

I have a friend from high school called Bill who decided that Stanley Tucci isn't the only one who can make a rocking cocktail video and started doing Friday evening videos from his home in Brooklyn. I loved them so much because they made me feel like I was spending a...

June 5, 2020

This is my dad. 

This picture was taken in the mid-80s, when I was in high school, so he was probably in his mid- to late-60s. Retired. Divorced. Living in an apartment in South Mississippi. With me. 

If I remember correctly, Sears offered him a free 5x7 if he came in fo...

May 30, 2020

I think I was probably in middle school the first time I saw footage of 1960s civil rights protestors being attacked by dogs and fire hoses. I remember feeling scared and confused and sickened by the newsreels. Weren't the police supposed to be the good guys? That's wh...

May 21, 2020

I have no problem admitting that I can not do math. I figure it's better to let people know up front in order to manage their expectations of me. I don't mean that I'm not good at math. I mean, I seriously can not do math. If I have to add 58 + 67 I will 100% open...

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I grew up in Mississippi, lived in Memphis for 25 years, then moved to New Orleans in 2012 when my husband and I became emptynesters.

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