The Carriage House

One thing that is really neat in Virginia is all of the old homes.  Many of the homes that were built prior to 1900 have one thing in common…carriage houses. Ironically, it doesn’t matter if you find the old home in the rural or urban setting.  These structures seem to be present at the majority…

Unpacking Can Wait

Sooooooo…referencing an older post here… Do you remember recently when I said a guy I know said that all women are conniving and always have an ulterior motive? Ok…so maybe he was more right than I gave home credit for at the time.  But then again…would guys really complain if your love met you in…

People Watching

By nature, I am a people watcher.  I don’t think this is something I was born being.  For me, watching others, studying them and learning to predict their moods and actions as best I could was much more a matter of personal safety and survival.  If you ever had a substance abuser in your home,…

A Sense of Peace

Sometimes we all just need a couple of hours to be at peace and not have to worry.  Just that little break can mean all the world. I’ve written about work a lot over the past few weeks.  There has been a lot going on outside of work..and indirectly related to work, as well.  I…

The Guesthouse

As most of you know, I grew up in a small farming community.  My hometown isn’t really known for much of anything.  Most people who hear the name assume my hometown is a suburb of Boston, MA.  Nope!  Sorry!  All country girl here!  If they do know where my hometown is located, its only because…

Smoke Break

I always laugh hearing this term…smoke break.  Its not something that you hear much these days as fewer people are smoking every year. Well…let me rephrase that.  Its not something that you hear as much as people either become situational smokers (i.e.: only smoke when they drink) or refuse to admit they are smoking, in addition…