The Curse of the Black Thumb

There are people in this world that can take a dead plant and bring it back to life and not only will it live but it will flourish. Sadly I am not one of those people. I LOVE plants. My favorite variety are the showy and beautiful Rex Begonias. I would have them all over…

I. Am. Done.

Finally, graduation week is over. And you know what? I’m freaking exhausted! Holy cow I feel ancient! And I’m not. I think I drove more in the past week than I have in the previous two months combined and I know I spent more money on meals, bottled water, party food, gift cards, gas and…

A Month of Rosaries

May is the month of Mary. In the many Marian apparitions verified by the Vatican the one consistent request Mary made of those she blessed with her presence was the plea to pray the Rosary. If you’re Catholic you likely were taught early how to pray the Rosary and were asked during sacrament preparation to…

Who Turned the Heat Up?

I am going to get this out in the open right up front. I HATE HOT WEATHER. Hate it. A lot. Biggest problem with this? I live in the Northern California valley and it gets freaking hot here during the summer. What’s hot? Over 100 degrees. A temp consistently over 100, with periods between 105-110 degrees….

It Isn’t Just Graduation Anymore.

I fondly remember graduating high school. It was a big deal – I was done with the kid stuff and was moving on to college. Our school had a grad party put on by parents and the family all gathered for the event. It was cool. Fast forward 30 years and my son has three…