a Little bird said….

My mom used to get tips from that little bird.  She was a Southern Lady.  They did not gossip, they just listened to the birds sing. ;D My new little bird logo will now be a spokesperson for My Concierge LLC. First tip from Little Bird, “Fly High!” You can take that in so many…Read more »

A good index is hard to find

The best cookbook I have ever owned is still The Lily Wallace New American Cookbook.  I inherited it from my mom.  She bought it back in the 1940s when it was first published.  What makes it great is three things:  Delicious-looking color pictures of some of the recipes (color from 1943?  Amazing!) , the comprehensive list of…Read more »

Cash poor no more

I did not learn how to manage money in school.  When I opened my first checking account I had no idea how to balance it, even though statements come with an information page. Nor did I know about living within a budget.  I falsely believed I did not have enough money to do that.  Now…Read more »

He rose above it.

My Dad was raised by a single parent, and quite often by his grandmother.  They moved a lot, and his mom was wild.  He went to church.  Dad rose above his mother’s lack of good parenting. He was depression era.  He studied hard and had a good career.  He wanted his wife to be a…Read more »

“SHHHH…” it’s quiet time

Constant emails, texts and the phone dinging.  I just want to put my finger to my lips say, “Shhhh….” and have peace and quiet for a while. There are no boundaries anymore, no weekends away from it, no quiet hours.  We used to know it was not polite to call someone or knock on their…Read more »

When health is a learning curve

I picked up the phone and the message was from his doctor.  They never call unless it’s a problem.  The diagnosis:  diabetes.  My husband already had a heart condition and hearing loss.  Each new health issue was a learning curve.  His Dad had it and his 46 year old nephew died of the complications of…Read more »