What does Diet Pepsi, my sister-in-law, and Tina Fey’s Bossypants have in common?

They saved my life. Diet Pepsi out of the soda fountain only is a rare splurge.  Recently it was necessary to keep me away while driving from Florida to Michigan.  My sister-in-law Bethani has a rare sense of humor when delivering accounts of their life. Her version of teaching kids to read in the hallway of …

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Cleaning Day!

I have never in all of my life been excited about cleaning.  When the cleaning is complete,  the calm, orderly, put-back-in-place, sometimes even shiny space I live in, makes me happy.  But excited about the cleaning itself - never. Until tonight. Next to my desk is the stairway down to the front door of our …

The 3rd time is….

...not a charm. The third time we heard that our Colorado house deal fell through was not charming at all.   That was last night. Yesterday we were supposed to be moving into the second Florida rental we found.  First one fell through.  No charm there. The third rental biting the dust - also, NOT charming. …