Washington Needs the Wyzenbeek Double-Rub

Washington Needs the Wyzenbeek Double-Rub

You learn something every day! Very educational session with my interior design team today. In discussing the suitability of various fabrics for a new great room couch, they told me about the “Wyzenbeek Double-Rub” test. If you are into home decor, you...
Solution for a Blah Day: Friends!

Solution for a Blah Day: Friends!

Here’s a good lesson on not jumping to conclusions and getting into a sour mood too quickly. The antidote? A little help from your friends: I was pouting about a quote that came in for a home improvement project that was more than twice as much as expected. I...
A Fan of Callie’s Grandpa

A Fan of Callie’s Grandpa

(Back in the writing saddle again! Hoping to post daily and hope to see you here!) When our daughter used to play on an excellent teenage softball team, our favorite fellow fan was the grandfather of the beautiful, long-legged young woman who played first base. Each...
Memorial Day: Finding His Father

Memorial Day: Finding His Father

A brief encounter at the local workout place the other day still gives me tingles and reminds me of the enduring significance of World War II and its impact on our country and our families, all these years later. A friend revealed that her husband had been a baby when...
A Very Special Quilt for Our Retirement Home

A Very Special Quilt for Our Retirement Home

We have a huge generation gap going in this household. My Beloved and I intend to buy a retirement home in the great Southwest. Our daughter, who will be a senior next year and is basically a hipster, has had to listen about what we want in that winter home,...