Music Fridays: Miss Independent

The song I’m sharing with you today is from my favorite American Idol, Kelly Clarkson. (I can’t believe this song is already 18 years old.) I was looking for something that I could tie into the July 4th weekend when I thought of this song. As I listened to it this morning with my new-found…

The Sunday Post: Pillow Talk

Pillow TalkIt’s dark, no lights on in this room.Music’s soft, coming from another room.I hear you breathing next to me.Our legs are tangled, your arm’s resting on me.My thoughts are spinning, I’m not sure if I should.I think I know what my heart is feeling, but maybe I misunderstood.I start by telling you I am…

Music Fridays: Joy

I first introduced you to Joy Oladokun in my first Music Friday post of 2021 after finding her on an NPR list. If you haven’t already, download her new album now. You won’t regret it. I see bright things ahead for her. Have a great weekend. Get yourself some Joy.

Urban Nature Walk

Today I’m sharing with you a few photos I’ve taken during some recent walks. I like to walk during my lunch breaks when the weather is nice; to get a little bit of Vitamin D and move my body a little bit, even if just for 15 or 20 minutes. And of course the picture…

The Sunday Post: On Dads and Paella

It’s my first Father’s Day since we lost my dad. I’m not sure what I want to say here today that I haven’t already shared with you. We all miss him. I’ve been thinking about him today. I was watching a cooking competition show on Netflix the other day and each episode in this series…

I Catch Myself Smiling

I catch myself smiling at inopportune times It’s random, just out of the blue I might be in the middle of a meeting Or just driving, sitting in my car A memory or thought will sneak up On me and make me smile Or even laugh Even sitting in the salon I can’t escape When…

Music Fridays: Most of All

People have always told me I look just like my dad. When you’re young, and a girl, you’re not exactly happy to hear that. But over time I’ve come to accept that fact and appreciate it. It’s just one of the things I inherited from my dad. A love of music, photography, good food, are a few others.

A Weekend Away

I’m back home and already midway through the work week and looking forward to the weekend. Despite the scattered thunderstorms and stubborn clouds, we sat on the beach, hung out by the pool, and drank margaritas on the balcony. For the sake of his privacy and brevity, I will refer to my travel companion as…

The Sunday Post: Out of Office

In case you’re looking for this weekend’s post, I’m a little busy getting away from it all at the moment, but I did start working on something new. I’ll see you back here soon.