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Dear Home Improvement Store Lady…

I had a truly graceless moment yesterday evening that took only seconds to erupt but several months in the making. It all started in April when I visited my sister and brother-in-law in Florida. They had one of those new-fangled infrared grills. I nodded and said, “Oh, that’s nice.” My husband, however,¬†starting poking around its innards and promptly fell in love with its something-or-other shield, and for days after we got home¬†continued to extol its…

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Holiday Blog Hopping … and Busy, Busy, Busy!

Today is the third day of our Holiday Blog Hop, and it’s Saturday! For many of us who work Monday through Friday, this is one of two days out of the week to get all those pesky errands done (shopping, cleaning). And this time of year we add all our holiday activities on top of it…like extra shopping. How many of us buy gifts not just for family but for teachers and coaches and babysitters…

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