1960 Home Spa Days

#haircolor #1960s #siblings Two bored sisters created an At-Home-Spa-Day in the Summer of 1960. It wasn't in their budgets to pay hairdressers for cutting, styling, or coloring—my Aunt changed my Mom's partly gray hair into a warm Auburn color. The do-it-yourself project was successful. Their friends and family members wanted to join in on the... Continue Reading →

Water and Tonic

Laundry, almost done. Check. Finish up with Mom's sheets. After scanning my list at the kitchen counter, I glanced out the patio slider. Several wildfires were burning in our state, and one was near enough to cast a peachy light. Triple digits again today. Will this heatwave never end? The birdbath on our patio was dry,... Continue Reading →

Orange Marmalade Chicken

#chicken #diabetes When my lab test results revealed I was heading for diabetes, my doc told me to cut down on my sugar intake. Unfortunately, my taste for sweet didn't adjust to my lab results. I recreated some of my favorite dishes with lower sugar and carbs. The following recipe feeds some of my cravings... Continue Reading →

Mom’s Bed

We live in a two bedroom apartment—my hubby, me and Mom. One of the reasons we chose this apartment—the floor plan is perfect. Mom's bedroom and bathroom are separated by a wall between the living room. We all have more privacy this way. The other reason—Mom has a picturesque view from her bedroom window. It's the... Continue Reading →

Lighthouse Warns

This ten-word story was from when I challenged myself to write tighter. My patient and helpful critique group pointed out the redundancy in most of my short stories. Without their honesty, I'd never have published thirteen. Word choice is the number one factor in how to tighten and focus. If you're a writer, click on... Continue Reading →

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