Posts filed under: Very Di

When your grown child takes you out to dinner using the funds from her first full-time job paycheck, you know you’ve done something right. I think that’s a pretty good...
Full disclosure – this is my effort at playing catch up. The year that 2017 follows (I dare not say its name) proved challenging for me, personally and otherwise. Still,...
There are many reasons the city of New Orleans owns a piece of me. It’s got soul. The music is unmatched. There’s Bourbon Street and beignets and beads. But for...
It’s been awhile – I know. More than four months since my last post. I won’t bore you with excuses. That is, unless you find these excuses boring: I started...
Today, I attended my beloved aunt’s going home service, the fourth of such a service since February. Before this year, I’ve maybe been to four funerals in my life. It’s...
I’ll make it quick and easy (or as quick and as easy as I’m possible of being). I’m on a social media diet. I guess social media fast is more...
Pre-Script: This is not a happy-touchy-feel good post. The food helps redeem it, though. The Post: My mother is very ill. This very minute, she is at the hospital in...
I got the news in the drive-thru, the cashier asking me how my day was. Great, and from me to her was the courtesy, How’s yours? Tired, she told me....
I know, I know. The world is on edge as it awaits my Top 10 Moments of the year known as 2015. In suspense the world will be no longer,...
In a couple of hours, I’ll be on my way to watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens for the second time since its release late Thursday evening. This time, in...
You’ve heard about me being a dance mom. The multi-day competitions. Dress rehearsals. Other special rehearsals. And other special mandatory rehearsals. And dance conventions. And that thing called recital over...
There are only five days left on the fast I’m completing with my church – a 21-day Daniel fast that we do corporately at the start of each year, allowing...
It’s a classic story we’ve heard time and time again. Girl graduates from high school. Girl goes to UCLA. Girl gets knocked up. Girl gets kicked out of UCLA for...
I’m already a sucker for a clean, bright, hipster space. Add coffee and waffles and I could move in for weeks. Lucky for my family, the closest waffle-serving Blue Bottle...
January is here again and with it has arrived a collection of resolutions, promises, and great changes among the masses that will mostly be abandoned come the first of February....