The Lighter Side
The pandemic has expedited retirement plans for many older people. Much is written about the perfect types of homes for older folks, but not much about how couples that are retiring survive this adjustment.
Now you may think we are catty – house catty. And you would not be wrong. But I say it is a harmless form of stress relief and general human bonding. And we also note the houses done really well; we balance our sour slings with sweet notes.
Not sure if you are “old school” or “with the times”? Consider which answers to these questions best describe you…
Nothing quite transforms the outside look of a home like fresh new paint colors. External painting is a big project, but if it’s done well it’s something that you will enjoy for years – despite the incredible (sometimes crippling) anxiety it may cause you during the process.
After months of tantalizing gardening catalogs being sent to them, Front Range gardeners have been let loose from their winter slumber to lunge toward gardening establishments with gleeful abandon. Mother’s Day weekend seems like the official starting flag of the outdoor plant acquisition race.
Ah, spring in Colorado! The grass is greening, flowers are popping up and trees are blooming. Who can resist this joyous time of year? Apparently not most creatures and humans who are bounding with energy. For example, there are the bouncing squirrels. Those of you...
The good side about the pandemic is we got to spend a lot of time with our family. The bad side about the pandemic is we got to spend a lot of time with our family. How can we miss them if they never go away?
It’s that cabin-fever time of year when many Colorado folks get antsy and want to shake things up at home. Many of us are tapping our toes and dreaming of spring. We’re restless and craving change.
“This text is a reminder of your upcoming furnace check up appointment in 8 weeks. To confirm your appointment, please text ‘C’. We look forward to serving you!”
How does a semi-sensible woman end up with foot-high corn plant in her bathtub in February? There is only one possible explanation: love and guilt.
Now is the perfect time to cull through our worldly possessions and pass on unwanted things to folks who can use them.
It is said that home is where the heart is, where family and pets and memories are. But really, home is where most everything is.
Who would have thought a year ago that we would still be enduring this pandemic? How are you faring? Answer these questions to assess your mental wellbeing.
The lovely thing about Christmas trees: everybody thinks theirs – full of their own memories – is the most beautiful. Obviously, we’re all visual geniuses (or blinded by nostalgia).
Who knew the phrase “supply chain” before the pandemic? Many of us have been spoiled living in the land of plenty for so long that we had no idea how good we had it. Now we think about these flipping supply chain issues every day.
Recent apple picking got me thinking: When you have been with someone a long time, what constitutes a date?
I got out a new roll of toilet paper the other day and saw that it was noticeably narrower than what has always been the standard size. What the heck?
Ah, fall in Colorado! Sunny days with cool, crisp air, blue skies and colorful foliage. Unfortunately we never know how long this weather will last. Thus now is the time to winterize your home and yard.
Recently I received an email from a reader named Randy from Loveland. He noted that since becoming petless he has started talking to imaginary friends from his childhood. He said he wasn’t sure what this says about him. I’m sure his imaginary friends are probably more...
“How hard can buying a couch be?” you ask. Well, you can really screw it up. I suggest trying to buy a piece you actually like. Thus, consider:
Most all gardens are wonderful, but some hold a special place in your heart. For my husband and I, this was our sons’ pee garden.
Have you felt a wee bit of socialization reentry stress? Answer these questions to assess your status.
How can it be that an organized person such as myself spends so much time combing our house, trying to remember where I have set things?
As relationships become increasingly complex, more than ever people are turning to advice columns for answers.
One home trend on the downswing is the popularity of wall signs with inspirational or saucy quotes. You know, those signs that say things like: “Live every day like it’s your last,” or “It’s wine-thirty somewhere!” Thank goodness!