Review – Chen’s China Bistro

We had a quick lunch at Chen’s China Bistro at 1242 SW Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, FL.  I saw the restaurant while driving down that road and told my husband we had to check it out.  It did not...

The Day I Killed Our Christmas Tree

The Day I Killed Our Christmas Tree

  We had a real tree for about ten days this year.  It was 7 feet tall, green, vibrant, and it made the house smell so Christmasy.  It was placed in a new location this time around, not our usual spot.  We spent a few hours decorating it making sure it was just right. My few fancy ornaments placed precisely…

What Ethnic Background Do You Subscribe To?

When I was a student  at Rutger’s College, there was a girl that asked me, “What Ethnic Background Do you Subscribe To?” I asked, “Huh, what did you just say?”, as I laughed incredibly hard. I honestly can not recall if...
Customer Service is a Dying Art Form

Customer Service is a Dying Art Form

How many times do you walk into a store and immediately think to yourself, “ILK, these workers are rude.”  Some places truly know how to make you feel welcomed into their retail space while others leave you feeling that they...

The Skeletons in my Closet

They hung around for more than 30 days.  They made passerbys wonder who lived in our house.  What kind of crazies are they?  The ritual to spook up our home for fun, done and gone.  And just like that, the time has come to put our witches, goblins and skeletons back in the closet.  Our favorite holiday was enjoyed to…

In the Midst of Chaos

In the Midst of Chaos

Sometimes stress makes me feel like I can’t breathe.  And before I elaborate let me preface this post by saying that I am a very positive person.  I don’t like to complain not only because there aren’t many that will...
Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

I was given a very important message today from a great friend that I had not spoken to in months.  It was a brief call and she was extremely surprised that I called her out of the blue.  We shared...

My Brain Is A Speed Train

A million thoughts a minute, here and gone, what was I thinking?  Where’s my to do list?  Oh, right, it’s in my head.  Yeah, the one that forgets every other minute of her thoughts because they are as fast as a speeding train.  I have to prepare my daughters birthday party invitations, find a place to print some business cards…

Hoping in Solitude

It feels really odd as I sit here in some sort of limbo Surrounded by many yet solitude fills me So used to the emptiness in my space Surrounded by too much Wanting to push out these imaginary walls Drowning...