Archive for 2008

The Nest Isn’t Quite Empty

Posted by dianne on Sep 30, 2008 in Blog | 2 comments

Our youngest moved to her first apartment on September 1. We helped with the move, which of course took place on a day when the temperature was over 90 degrees. I think there is some sort of law that prohibits moves on days when the temperature ranges between 25 and 85 degrees but I probably

Mad Dogs, Englishmen and…

Posted by dianne on Sep 2, 2008 in Blog | No comment

Football fans! My husband Phil and I joined more than 80,000 of our closest friends for the first football game of the 2008-2009 season at the world-famous Ohio State University horseshoe stadium Saturday. I don’t know how the players felt, but 508 degrees is definitely too hot to sit in the stands. Seeing the alumni

A Lesser Miracle at Lourdes

Posted by dianne on Aug 15, 2008 in Blog | No comment

Thousands of pilgrims flock to Lourdes this year for celebration of the150th Jubilee at the shrine in the Pyrenees mountains in France celebrating the apparitions of Our Lady of Lourdes to St. Bernadette and her two little cousins. I visited the shrine last year with my husband Phil and our daughter Jane. It was my

Psst – Shop on Tuesday. Don’t Pass It on.

Posted by dianne on Aug 5, 2008 in Blog | 1 comment

Now that I am working for my own business, my hours are more flexible. I’ve discovered that there are a lot of advantages to taking a break in the middle of a weekday to do errands. The jury is in: Tuesday seems to be the best day for shopping, post office and general all round

Friendship Day

Posted by dianne on Aug 1, 2008 in Blog | No comment

Did you know that the first Sunday in August is Friendship Day? It was declared so by the United States Congress in 1935. So, Friendship Day is coming up this Sunday. What will you do to observe the day? It might be a great time to call an old friend you haven’t talked with in