I am an American who was lucky enough to spend about half of my formative childhood years living in Europe and traveling extensively throughout the gorgeous continent. I’ve been able to return to Europe regularly since then, both for work and for pleasure. If you’re one of the 12 million Americans who is headed to […]

As if the School Board knows how badly the Midwestern winters suck the life out of me, the kids always have a five day weekend in February about a month before their week-long Spring Break.  Officially the break is for spring semester Parent/Teacher Conferences and President’s Day, but I used this year’s free days to take […]

I know I’m about a month late in posting this next series, but we took Better Half to the Royals vs Red Sox game on Father’s Day.  Sadly, the Royals were spanked by the Red Sox, but we did have gorgeous weather and peanuts so it was a fun time nonetheless. On Today’s Date in […]

While in Billings, Montana, we had a chance to attend a Billing Wolves indoor football game.  After their season finale win against the Nebraska Danger, fans were invited down to the field to meet the team.  After my youngest daughter scored autographs from several players, she moved to the line waiting Thomas “Frenchie” Chameraud’s autograph. […]

One section of my garden is dedicated to perennial flowers, especially those that attract bee and butterflies.  One of the first plants to flower each year opens up small, bluish/purple flowers, and I’ve finally identified it as flax. While my flax exists only to be beautiful and attract pollinators to my garden, the plant is […]