When Jack and I went to Costa Rica last year, one of the many things that we appreciated was the wonderful care taken, with even the smallest detail, at our hotel. We used to look forward to going back to our room to see what the women who cleaned and tidied it daily, would do… Continue reading Doing “something” really well…pause…
3 days ago, I was walking into Hannaford grocery store, and this little girl was coming out. I heard her before I saw her. As the big inner doors were sliding to the sides, giggling was pouring out . I then saw the balloons and the happiest little person holding all of the strings. I… Continue reading a beautiful moment
Travelling to cities for me is a big deal and truthfully, I just don't like them....I want to like them. I want to say how exhilarating it is being in a cultural center, but my entire being is generally saying something different like, "Get me out of here!" There is a line from the movie… Continue reading I’m ok
My mother and I met for breakfast yesterday. As we were getting ready to leave the restaurant, she said, "These are not all that comfortable (pointing to her shoes) I'm going to look for another pair today." I looked down at her feet. She was wearing sandals. No socks. Even though it was April 2nd,… Continue reading Looking for something to love (and the winners of the Mary’s Skin Survival Balm)
One of the little things that I have always enjoyed is picking out the perfect card to send someone. I could spend an hour at a store, that has great cards, just looking for the right one. About 11 years ago, I gave this up....gave up buying nice note paper too. I felt… Continue reading Can I afford this?
Of all the subjects that seem to cause pain for us, family relationships are right at the top. So many of us have been raised with the notion that our support, love and encouragement will (and must) come from this group of humans (all too human humans!) and if it doesn't, which by… Continue reading Families and letting go
If you have read any of my previous blogs you may have discovered that I am not a good speller...even with "spell check" those words do slip through; like loose and lose..... yesterday's blog. When I was in graduate school, I lived part-time with a wonderful woman in her 80's who used to run a… Continue reading Embracing imperfection, letting go of fear
I met my husband Jack 10 years ago. He is an antique dealer, sculptor and photographer and a really good guy. One big issue (not by any means the only one!) we had (still have at times) when we first started making a home together was our taste in furnishings. I love antiques, but I… Continue reading Fitting in
When I get up in the morning (or in the middle of the night) I always look in the mirror and smile at myself. Sometimes I say, "Hello Mary, good to see you!"...but I always make myself smile. I say, "make myself" because many times I do not feel like it...sometimes it is 2 a.m.… Continue reading remember to smile!