What a difference a week makes – from two winter storms back to back, to summer! I love the Lowcountry, even the moody, often changeable weather.
Have you thawed out? How did you recover from almost two weeks of unscheduled winter break with children home from school?
The buzz around Valentine's Day is amazing – pro and con. Make it “Love Day” where if nothing else, you do nice things for yourself — and share love with others however and whenever possible.
By the time you are reading this, I hope you will have recovered from any ill effects - frustrations, damage, or even relationship stress caused by Winter Storm Leon. Like many, I lost income, had long treks across town, used up half of my winter feed for my critters and even am grieving a broken crepe myrtle or two, broken from the weight of the …
Did your team win? Lose? Are your decorations put away or are you dreading it? Did you gain weight? Any arguments over money spent for gifts or entertaining? Any arguments about someone’s drinking? How about Holiday blues? Did you miss a loved one who has passed? Was there a serious illness or accident? Did you or a family member get sick …
Wishing readers all much joy and peace — solutions to pressing problems, hope, patience, seeking the best resources, kindness and always love.
Here I am on the last leg of my flight from my Denver visit, which this year included an especially delicious Thanksgiving dinner with my Denver family and the celebration of my eldest granddaughter’s birthday - congrats Maya, double digits. (10).
Sitting in a warm, beautifully decorated home with snow capped mountain views near Denver, Colo., with my Denver family and friends and their families, I reflected on the holiday. The dinner has been lovingly cooked for two days. I got to bake two three-layer chocolate cakes and multiple pumpkin pies.
So, while walking to the Emergency room entrance of a downtown hospital for a sleep study, I got approached by two burly men offering varied drugs (Did I look the type?).
A personal note: A special thank you to all those who offered comfort following the passing of my mother, Diana Hoffman Grieg, for the love, support, …
We are being blessed (so far) to have a very quiet hurricane season. Our peak season is actually mid to late-September. Hurricane Hugo was Sept. 21, 1989 (as if we can forget). Take advantage of the quiet time to check your plan, emergency kit(s), get trained and make sure you can stay informed.
How about some good news about human nature? The ATM wasn’t working for deposits at my favorite branch of Wells Fargo near Kohl’s and Walmart. So I had to go in (poorly dressed and un-coifed after spending the night babysitting my grandson). From an annoyance, it turned into a great experience - not just for by banking and business …