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Behind flu eyes

Monday, April 6, 2015 10:02 a.m.

A pox is upon our house. The flu, actually, but it might as well be bubonic plague. And it struck down not me, but my beloved.

Soft teeth not always a good thing

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Me and my teeth operate under an armed truce. I don’t like them, but I need them.

A column with bite UPDATED

Monday, March 30, 2015 10:46 a.m.

Me and my teeth operate under an armed truce. I don’t like them, but I need them.

Soft teeth not always a good thing

Monday, March 30, 2015 10:58 a.m.

Me and my teeth operate under an armed truce. I don’t like them, but I need them.

Is nothing off-limits?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I am absolutely floored by TV commercials these days. How about you?

Anything goes on TV commercials in 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 9:46 a.m.

I am absolutely floored by TV commercials these days. How about you?

My name is Julie ...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 12:01 a.m.

My name is Julie, and I have a condiment problem.

My name is Julie ...

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 10:04 a.m.

My name is Julie, and I have a condiment problem.

Houses on the brain

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 12:01 a.m.

You can’t go home again, according to Thomas Wolfe. But you can drive past it on the interstate and wave (according to me.)

Houses on the brain

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 10:32 a.m.

You can’t go home again, according to Thomas Wolfe. But you can drive past it on the interstate and wave (according to me.)

Houses on the brain

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 10:30 a.m.

You can’t go home again, according to Thomas Wolfe. But you can drive past it on the interstate and wave (according to me.)

Treasured memories after a hard year

Monday, March 2, 2015 10:12 a.m.

The year 2014 wasn’t an easy one at Crazy Acres. My husband, Widdle Baby, and I buried my mom, his mom and his step-father.

Commute to work an adventure

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:01 a.m.

If you have a job in the tri-county area, the odds are good that you commute to work. (Unless your job is being a full-time wife and mother, in which …

A commute to remember

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 10:06 a.m.

If you have a job in the tri-county area, the odds are good that you commute to work. (Unless your job is being a full-time wife and mother, in which case you don’t commute because YOUR WORK NEVER ENDS.)

Never a dull moment on the way to work

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 9:31 a.m.

If you have a job in the tri-county area, the odds are good that you commute to work. (Unless your job is being a full-time wife and mother, in which case you don’t commute because YOUR WORK NEVER ENDS.)

The thermostat wars

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Marriage counselors say there are two main causes of divorce: Sex and money. I nominate a third: the thermostat wars.

The thermostat wars

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 9:54 a.m.

Marriage counselors say there are two main causes of divorce: Sex and money. I nominate a third: the thermostat wars.

Julie’s thermostat wars

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 9:56 a.m.

Marriage counselors say there are two main causes of divorce: Sex and money. I nominate a third: the thermostat wars.

Little ol’ list-maker me

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I make lists. Every single day. Lists for chores, lists for appointments, lists for groceries, lists for goals, lists for errands, lists of places I …

It’s all in the list

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 11:03 a.m.

I make lists. Every single day. Lists for chores, lists for appointments, lists for groceries, lists for goals, lists for errands, lists of places I want to see before I die, and lists of every possible clothing combination in my closets. (Which is how I realized that tube tops don’t go with ANYTHING, but I have eight outfits for a funeral. …

Little ol’ list-maker me UPDATED

Monday, February 9, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I make lists. Every single day. Lists for chores, lists for appointments, lists for groceries, lists for goals, lists for errands, lists of places I want to see before I die, and lists of every possible clothing combination in my closets. (Which is how I realized that tube tops don’t go with ANYTHING, but I have eight outfits for a funeral. …

Nicky... The Million Dollar Mutt

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Our dog has cost us more than my college education. Granted, it was in-state tuition 35 years ago, but still.

Nicky is one of a kind UPDATED

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 10:21 a.m.

Our dog has cost us more than my college education. Granted, it was in-state tuition 35 years ago, but still.

Nicky

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 10:14 p.m.

Our dog has cost us more than my college education. Granted, it was in-state tuition 35 years ago, but still.

Red, white and flu

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Remember the theme song from the Mary Tyler Moore show, “Love is All Around”? Lately the title could be “Flu is All Around. …

Red, white and flu

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 11:34 a.m.

Remember the theme song from the Mary Tyler Moore show, “Love is All Around”? Lately the title could be “Flu is All Around.” It’s hit our families, friends, neighbors and co-workers.

Coyotes, armadillos, oh my!

Thursday, January 22, 2015 8:38 a.m.

Coyotes, like armadillos, are now apparently everywhere. And by “everywhere” I mean near my house.

Armadillo by morning

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Coyotes, like armadillos, are now apparently everywhere. And by “everywhere” I mean near my house.

They’re everywhere!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 10:16 a.m.

Coyotes, like armadillos, are now apparently everywhere. And by “everywhere” I mean near my house.

An example of grace and tenacity

Friday, January 16, 2015 2:41 p.m.

Watching someone you love get old is a bit strange. The only thing stranger is watching yourself get old.

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