17 Stress-Busters & Simple Pleasures

Real-talk time, I was going to call this 17 Things That Piss Me Off.  However.  That only helps me, while these stress-busters will help you, too.  Maybe.  As my Ma says, just try it. I like to watch my kid paint.   Take this morning as an example.  She'd had three halves of two different … Continue reading 17 Stress-Busters & Simple Pleasures

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Finding Zen On An Ordinary Day

We travel down to Edinburgh on Saturday and fly to New York on Sunday.  Things have been a little hectic around here, but we are nearly ready to go. I'm looking forward to being on the plane.  Planes are where I don't have to take any phone calls, charge any phones, or answer questions harder … Continue reading Finding Zen On An Ordinary Day

How To Shop When You Hate Shopping

The only shopping I like is book shopping. I buy myself new clothes about once every 3 years, I don't follow trends, and malls are not my happy place.  Unless we're talking books, coffee, or movies. And today I want to talk about clothes. After we booked THE TRIP, I got excited for a bunch … Continue reading How To Shop When You Hate Shopping

10 Things I’ve Learned in 7 Years of Blogging

August marks the 7th anniversary of Gin & Lemonade.  It's been an interesting ride.  I've learned a lot.  About myself, and others.  About writing.  And how blogging is a separate thing almost entirely from writing.  They're cousins, I think.  And I'd like to bring them closer together. But, I'm getting ahead of myself. I guess … Continue reading 10 Things I’ve Learned in 7 Years of Blogging