Travel Smart

Travel Smart

My husband and I are by no means rich. We are working class people trying to manage our finances as we get older and have children to help through their college years. But, we all know the old adage, “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. We feel strongly that vacations are…Continue Reading

Toilet Tissue Vs. Bidet

Toilet Tissue Vs. Bidet

I recently visited my daughter and son-in-law. This was my first visit in their “together” home since they have married. Now, I am a born and raised Texas girl. My son-in-law is a Saudi transplant. Many of our differences seem obvious. All have been easy to accept. It’s no big deal being a human being…Continue Reading

The Sultan of Quilts

The Sultan of Quilts

My aunt just gave me a handmade quilt as a gift. It is absolutely gorgeous. It took her the better part of a year to handcraft what I can only consider a work of art. When I look at the richness of the colors I am reminded of old-fashioned stained glass windows in…Continue Reading

The Snowbird Discount

The part of the Gulf Coast where I live is a favorite destination for “snowbirds” during the winter season. “Snowbirds” are senior citizens who summer in the cooler climate of the northern United States and winter in the more temperate southern climate. The interesting thing I’ve noticed this year is that, very soon, my husband…Continue Reading

So You Want To Change the World

My oldest son is a philanthropist. As a first year college student he wants to join the Peace Corps. I’ve heard about the Peace Corps, but I don’t have a clue how you join or what volunteers actually do. To help my son achieve his dream, I better get educated. The world needs him!

The…Continue Reading