I’m ready to talk about Barbie now

In 1978, or maybe it was ’79, I became the proud owner of a real Barbie doll. My Pretty Changes Barbie wore a fabulous, yellow satin jumpsuit and included accessories that allowed me to change her look. I could change her hair as well; she came with wigs. She was my prized possession. I was […]

kids, cups, and brooms

I don’t watch the news as much as I used to. So many bad and troubling events in the world. Divisiveness is running rampant in our country. People are putting butter in their coffee. We live in strange times. But the one thing I really can’t seem to get my head around, the one thing […]

not feeling it

I’m not feeling 2016, y’all. I’m just not. And you can’t make me so don’t even try. Honestly 2015 was kind of a crappy year for me and I’m happy to be done with it. But 2016? What’s that? It’s like the future, man. Cars should be flying. Hoverboards should be hovering. My house should […]

You didn’t ask, but here’s what you can get me for Christmas

Christmas is coming. The goose is not getting fat, but my kids’ Christmas Lists are bursting at the margins. Yet no one — not one person — has asked me for MY Christmas List. Perhaps I am an intimidating presence, what with my ability to carry two loads of laundry at once and all. I can […]

christmas and cookies and CALM DOWN

Perhaps I’m a Scrooge. Perhaps I just think it’s fun to say “Bah humbug!” and that makes people think I’m a Scrooge because everyone is so quick to judge. Or maybe, just maybe, all y’all need to calm yourselves down about Christmas. That’s right. I said it. CALM. IT. DOWN. First of all, you are […]