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My Love Affair with Potatoes

My Love Affair with Potatoes

Generally, when I am planning dinner I choose the main dish first. Steve likes almost everything but loves steaks and chops. His mother favored roast chicken...

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We’re OK Corral

We’re OK Corral

The card game following the New Year’s Eve party was much anticipated so that Mags could give us the lowdown on why that crazy banker brought a gun,...

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Going Out With a Bang

Going Out With a Bang

The year ended with a bang, literally. After wrangling a babysitter and getting the kids settled, we quickly dressed and headed across the street to Mags...

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The Christmas Blues

The Christmas Blues

I love Christmas. It’s always been a fun holiday with good food, presents and now parties with the neighbors. It is a great excuse to shop for a...

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In A Minute

In A Minute

I caught myself repeating those words as I cradled the phone up to my ear while talking to Mags, peeling potatoes and answering the tugging I felt on my...

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Falling for Fun

Falling for Fun

When the weather starts to turn cooler after the early rush of the start of the school year and scouts and sports becomes more routine, we have made a...

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Haunted Thoughts

Haunted Thoughts

Halloween has become a special event in Monterey Park. With so many young goblins, a competition has started involving costumes and treats. We have gone...

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Fall for Me

Fall for Me

With the children back in school, the card parties have started back up. I like to volunteer for the hosting in October. Fall always brings on the urge...

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Lunch Pail Blues

Lunch Pail Blues

I had no idea what to pack for Stevie’s lunch. Lately, he had entered this strange picky phase. He asked for the crusts cut off his peanut butter...

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The Gray Ladies

The Gray Ladies

You see them in special places. Their snow white, gun-metal, or streaky salt-n-pepper hair gives them away. The gray ladies take their time reading the...

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