Paris, tu as volé mon cœur! (Paris, you have stolen my heart!)

Note: I’m publishing this entry one year later since it seemed so inappropriate to do so last year during the tragic news we were encountering daily. Though we still are still in the midst of this pandemic, I’m giving myself permission to revel in these wonderful memories and ask you, the reader, for forgiveness and …

2020: That was some SHITSHOW!!!

What is there to say about 2020 other than glad it’s in the rear view mirror! I see that it’s been ages since I’ve posted anything and truth is, I don’t feel bad. It’s been so difficult to create, to find things to blog about or be happy about. But this I am pleased with: …

Joining the ranks of the unemployed.

If you recall, I moved up here to take a high level position in December 2018, not quite two years ago. That role, that job security is no more as I was let go from my job today! Yes, it’s the day after Thanksgiving and yes, the employer made a sweet offer to move me …

A glimmer of joy amidst the misery

Such a happy, happy day! My eldest son, Kris, married his beautiful bride, Vanessa! It was a small ceremony and gathering after and while COVID19 made it very difficult, I was able to get there, despite the travel embargo on tourists from Maryland. I wouldn’t have missed this special day for the world!

Shopping at a distance

It felt so strange. And sad. I met my sister at a grocery store in between our two locations so we might have a chance to connect. Instead, masked, gloved, and unable to hug, it made me so sad and I cried the whole way home. But we have fresh produce and other groceries, at …

Happy Birthday T!

It felt like such a guilty pleasure… Not the decadent Rocky Point Creamery ice cream we were enjoying. It was the “We” that was so wonderful and gave me wonderful pleasure, but also made me wary… My sister-in-law and niece both had birthdays this week and we decided to find a way to celebrate, despite …

Like Scarlett O’Hara, only masks, not a dress

In times of desperation, I get going! It’s been so weird processing this pandemic the way I have. First, I took to getting all the data I could to measure in a spreadsheet I created and track all the daily surges and changes. Then I realized I could not change the results and it really …

When loved ones really come through

We got back from our trip to France and the UK in the middle of the night two nights ago. It was a glorious trip, but a harrowing return once we arrived at JFK. We waited in a huge queue in customs for nearly an hour and then were moved into another long line with …

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