Half way through a social media blackout

On December 31st, I posted a New Year’s post on Facebook including a youtube video of ‘The Tenors’ singing Auld Lang Syne. It’s one of my favorite versions. Then I logged out of my account, took Facebook and Messenger off my phone, and haven’t touched them since. On December 31st, I systematically deleted over 200Continue reading “Half way through a social media blackout”

Wine for your Weekend: Five star wine at a one star price!

Last weekend I walked into Costco wine and started browsing the bins. As I browse, I always keep my wine scanner app at the ready should I come across something that I don’t know or is potentially an excellent deal. As I came around one side of the red wine selection, I recognized a tagContinue reading “Wine for your Weekend: Five star wine at a one star price!”

Digital Minimalism – A Book Review Resolution

Sometimes the right book plops into your hands at exactly the right moment, which is how I stumbled into Cal Newport’s Digital Minimalism here in the waning weeks of 2019. Subtitled “Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World,” I found it of particular interest as I have recently been considering how to get moreContinue reading “Digital Minimalism – A Book Review Resolution”

The Barnes and Noble Date

I’m a dedicated online shopper. I want to support small businesses and shop local, and I do try, but especially this time of year when the weather gets bad and the parking lots get crazy, and I’ve got a dozen different types of things to find for a dozen different people, it is almost tooContinue reading “The Barnes and Noble Date”

Wine for your Weekend: Being “that” wino

Last weekend, the high school musical I direct ended, and in the relieved, exhausted, blissful state that exists in the moments after the final bow is taken and the stage is cleared, I set off to pick up pizzas and a bottle of champagne on the way home. But a funny and strange thing happensContinue reading “Wine for your Weekend: Being “that” wino”

Four non-fiction reads this fall!

There is nothing quite like a gray fall morning with a blanket, a cup of tea, and a good book. Unless of course, it’s a sunny fall morning that’s unseasonably warm so that I can sneak out onto the patio one last time and soak in the sun with a blanket, a cup of tea,Continue reading “Four non-fiction reads this fall!”

Five podcasts for fall

About a year ago, I really went all-in on podcasts. They became my go-to entertainment in the car, at the gym working out, even just hanging out at home working in the yard or cleaning the house. They even replaced audiobooks, my tried and true preferred listening on long road trips, as something Josh andContinue reading “Five podcasts for fall”

Wine for your weekend: Gift giving and getting

With many thanks to “The tech guy” and Cece, LICSW who gifted me this bottle of wine for my birthday! There are two ways that I gift wine…ok, if I’m being honest three. Way 1: Knowing the preferences of the gift recipient and having the appropriate time to research and/or having experienced a wine thatContinue reading “Wine for your weekend: Gift giving and getting”

Wine for your weekend – A little Chianti

Three summers ago, Josh and I went to a wine tasting dinner down a winding back alley in Rome. It was one of those magical evenings you happen into by accident, where complete strangers become friends, and you wonder how the whole world can still be whirring by outside while you’ve caught lightning in aContinue reading “Wine for your weekend – A little Chianti”

Wine for your weekend: The Architect

Ever gotten a good “theme” bottle of wine? My husband’s name is Josh, and when Josh Cellars began to get popular, he got at least 5 bottles from people for various birthdays and holidays. We happen to like Josh wine, so that’s a big win. When we got married, a friend put together a wineContinue reading “Wine for your weekend: The Architect”