The Smell of Sweet Rain

“Not now, I’m busy meditating,” middle bear retorted when I asked him to do something. For a moment I believed he too was under the spell of June Gloom. However, well into July now, it had to be something else … Continue reading

Expanding Your Horizons

Sometimes I wonder if I push myself to stretch beyond the boundaries. I know that I am my children’s biggest (and sometimes loudest) cheerleader and do my best to send them off with a boost so that they crave to … Continue reading

Are We There Yet?

    Thanks to the adventures of Percy Jackson, intermittent iPad play, a few z’s and breathtaking landscapes while sipping cold water non-stop, we didn’t hear much of this phrase on our recent road trip. While I didn’t care for … Continue reading

Summer Birds

Chilled mango lassi, long starry nights in a hammock, a racing Santa in Spandex along El Camino Real and of course our golden rule, twenty minutes of reading every morning…these are a few of our favorite summer things. Yes, a … Continue reading

A Celebrity on Its Own

I am mad about settees—I can think of at least three locations for some bad-ass ones in my current nest, although it’s not a priority to glamify my nest right now…all I’m asking for is simplicity, order and cleanliness and … Continue reading

Dressing Up

  We got a spontaneous call during the week from Papa Bear to meet him for happy hour. Most establishments around here have happy hour from 3pm-6pm EVERY day; it’s summertime all year round in beach towns…truly! Happy hour for … Continue reading

California Dreaming

I love when friends dream in my nest. I catch their fleeting eyes or witness a soft smile…they’re comfortable I think to myself and it’s the best non-verbal compliment I can receive. It’s back to replenishing their half full glasses … Continue reading

Live a Colorful Life

Life can be beautiful, life can be hard. I choose a colorful one and it starts in my nest…every day I have the opportunity to make it better. How do I eventually triumph over these frequent relocations? The trick to … Continue reading

Keep Calm and Wear an Endearing Smile

A smile goes a long way, a very long way. Lately we have endured some inconveniences but fortunately the mistakes of others are accompanied by empathy, apologies and we-will-make-it-better attitude. You can’t feel perturbed by one’s considerable efforts to turn … Continue reading

Cry Me a River

It happens to the best of us and if it hasn’t happened to you yet…hooray for you and may you never have to go to great lengths to retrieve your photos or pertinent information that you mistakenly deleted with a … Continue reading