The Last Goodbye and Other Lasts

The Last Goodbye and Other Lasts

My husband was out of town last week on business and I had the bed to myself for four nights.  What’s unusual about that is not my husband’s absence, but that neither of my daughters took the opportunity to come snuggle with me.  They’ve outgrown it, I guess.  On the...
Which You Lives in Your Closet?

Which You Lives in Your Closet?

Conventional wisdom says, “The eyes are the windows of the soul,” but a woman’s closet runs a close second. As spring approaches each year, I get the itch to clean out my closet (partly so I can justify shopping for new summer stuff).  What I realized this year as I...
Separation Anxiety in Pets

Separation Anxiety in Pets

I know many of you have a dog, as I do.  (This may apply to cats, too, but I haven’t had a cat since I was a girl—allergies.)  Anyway, I wonder if you see personality changes as they age.  Our Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, Marco, seems to have developed some separation...
Donna Summer Was Right

Donna Summer Was Right

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not. Remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” Epicurus My friend Hank recently passed along this quotation when I was moaning about something.  (Never mind what—it’s too...