Blame it on COVID

April 7, 2021


This Pandemic stuff is getting old. Boy is that an understatement! I try to keep things in perspective by being thankful that: My family and loved ones are healthy. Financially, we are doing okay. I can get out for walks every day. All that being said, Mr. Ken and I find that we are more […]

Happy Easter!

March 31, 2021


It has been a long and rather dark winter, but spring is here! I love Easter because of the promise of new life. Since I have been taking more walks, I have joyfully noticed the early spring flowers like crocuses coming up. Happy Easter! Happy Spring! Happy Passover!

Peeps are back – yay!

March 24, 2021


peeps and more peeps

It sure has been a tough year, made even tougher by the fact that the Peeps factory in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, closed down because of Covid. This made for a sad, Peepless year. The exciting news is that the factory is once again open and Peeps are back! Oh happy day. We aren’t completely out of […]

Spring is coming

March 17, 2021


yellow spring flowers

To say it’s been a long winter is an understatement. It has been a long, very hard year. But, I am encouraged by Spring. I just love the brighter sunshine, longer days and pretty flowers. I especially love crocuses because they are so hardy! You can see them poking up through the snow. Yes, I […]

Balla Bracelets – the dark side of customer service

March 10, 2021


dark side

I normally wouldn’t call out a company in public, but in this case, I just have to. Bottom line, do NOT do business with Balla Bracelets. I had an awful experience with them. Here’s my story. In November, I started getting emails from Balla Bracelets. Now I had bought bracelets from them a few years […]

Fun at the Government Interview

March 3, 2021


global entry id

February 2021 rolls around and guess what, a major snowstorm is scheduled for the day of our interviews. I tried to go in and reschedule, but nothing was available. The closest available appointments were in Vermont on the Canadian border. Now, that won’t work since Vermont doesn’t let people from Massachusetts in since we have […]

Government fun and games

February 24, 2021


government fun and games

No, this post is not about any government conspiracies. Although that might make for an interesting post. This is about the rather mundane task of applying for the Global Entry Trusted Traveler Program. Except it was not so mundane. A year ago, Mr. Ken and I decided to apply for the Global Entry Trusted Traveler […]

Puzzle me this

February 17, 2021


nancy drew puzzle

We have all had to adjust our lives during this Pandemic. I am excited to have rediscovered doing puzzles. My dear friend, Lisa, gave me a puzzle for Christmas that featured the book covers from Nancy Drew mysteries. Ah, some of my favorite books! I was a little sad starting this puzzle because it made […]

I love my health insurance company!

February 10, 2021

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Now before you all think that I have lost my mind, I really mean it. I know that the words “love” and “health insurance” don’t usually go together, but in this case they do. So thanks to Obamacare, I now pay an exorbitant fee for my health insurance premiums, all the while not getting much […]

Winter Wonderland

February 3, 2021


snowy backyard and rose bush

Although I don’t know if you can call a Boston suburb a “wonderland.” Anyway, nothing too deep this week. I am teasing Mr. Ken because he hasn’t done anything goofy lately that I can write about. All we do is go for walks and venture out to the grocery store. I was going to post […]