Driving through the neighborhood was similar to hiking through a mine field. Limbs were down, some driven straight into the ground; flowers were flattened; small rivers ran into overflowing gutters. A neighbor who had been in the process of re-roofing their house had two rooms with sagging ceilings…it seems there was a hole in the… Read More


If anyone were to walk into my kitchen right now, they would be scratching their head in confusion. Just why the heck does this woman have all her drawers and cabinet doors open? I should explain…I’m cooking something a little complicated. It seems meat and potatoes just don’t make the cut lately with the increasing… Read More


I remember a time in the back woods of Oklahoma (just how does one get lost when aiming for Oklahoma City?) I took a deep breath, pulled into a secluded bar/convenience store, opened the squeaky screened door and said “I’m lost.” An elderly gentleman with a Southern drawl immediately summed me up as a Yankee.… Read More


GROWING UP Not many “firsts” in our lives are any different than the first day of school. As children, we looked to our parents for the final approval. They were the ones who patted us on the back and gently shoved us out the door to a whole new world of opportunities. Albeit, opportunities that… Read More


Seniors are traditionally independent, private, and painfully thrifty. They see their worlds shrinking. Living spaces, daily tasks, social activities keep changing. Driving, new doctors, remembering dates, appointments become challenging. SOMEONE start the conversation about Senior living options! SOMEONE start the conversation! START! Discuss facts and myths of each type of living community. Be informed. INDEPENDENT… Read More