April 6th, a Popular Date

It seems that everything is happening on April 6th.  There is a fashion show, a Beatles tribute band playing, a piano concert, two big sales at my favorite thrift stores, and a girlfriend’s afternoon wedding. Guess which one I am going to do. She is thrilled to be getting married to her guy, two seniors… Continue reading April 6th, a Popular Date

Ants, No Kitchen, and Things that Make Me Grumpy

Now on week five of no kitchen, I discovered ants running around inside my microwave oven in my spare bedroom.  I was so hungry for lunch at 3:15 in the afternoon that I decided to nuke them along with my chicken and carrots. I’d just left Bank of the West, my third attempt to get… Continue reading Ants, No Kitchen, and Things that Make Me Grumpy

The Remodeling Blues

How many times in the past three weeks have I left my house without my purse? A bunch of times. This never happens, except for the fact that I keep the purse in the kitchen, and right now I don’t have a kitchen.  It’s a $250 dollar ticket if I get stopped and have no driver’s… Continue reading The Remodeling Blues

Rainy Day in Paradise

My kitchen remodel started a week ago. I now have no sink, no oven, and no dishwasher. I set up a temporary kitchen in the spare bedroom (do people still call them that?).  I have a microwave, a hot pot, a crock pot, and a toaster. I wash dishes in the bathtub. I feed my… Continue reading Rainy Day in Paradise

Sparking Joy, One Wine Glass at a Time

I am getting a new kitchen. My contractor is coming today to start the demo of my old one. I’ve spent the past week packing up my cabinets and the ding room hutch on the wall that is getting torn down. That’s a lot of dishes! I have enough wine glasses to have a big… Continue reading Sparking Joy, One Wine Glass at a Time