Small Talk

Beginnings and endings- signing off, from Diane

October 5th, 2016

Is it just me, or do there seem to be a lot of endings this year? I’m not sure if I am more aware now because I’m a housewife with more time to talk to friends and to reflect, but it sure feels like a lot of people are closing up chapters in their lives.READ MORE

Isn't she a sweetie?

October 4th, 2016

My friend Carolyn loves her dog. Looooves her dog. It’s her baby. It’s a three year old Maltese named Sweetie, and I find her affection for her dog cute and amusing. She sleeps with it every night so it gets a bath before it jumps into bed. It’s not uncommon for pet lovers to giveREAD MORE

Aiea crystal shop "rocks"!

October 4th, 2016

Aiea, apparently, is Where Crystals Rock. That’s the name of a new-ish store that features a marvelous selection of crystals, fossilized rocks, meteorites, and some spiritual tools. I first learned about it by reading this paper’s “5 Things We Love” feature, and knew I had to check it out. My daughter and I share aREAD MORE

Fish eyes

October 4th, 2016

This headline is dedicated to my friend Glenn, who loves to use the term “fish eyes” to describe the blank stare of non-comprehension (intentional or not). I get very, very excited to plan parties and events for Olivia. I really get off on thinking about the menu, the guest list, the favors, the activities, etc.READ MORE

Life is like Scrabble

October 4th, 2016

Our family has been playing a lot of Scrabble lately. Olivia’s at an age where she’s ready for this, and I see that it enhances her mental skills and broadens her vocabulary. I usually team up with her or I give her an assist if I’m playing on my own. In this manner, she routinelyREAD MORE

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