family life, women

When C+ is enough

“Rest and be thankful.” William Wordsworth, British poet  Once, when I was just old enough to read but not old enough to do much of anything else, I loved poring over household hints in magazines. The kitchen violets are so very pretty. Sunlight reveals my terrarium-cleaning skills are C+ at best. So it goes. Now,… Continue reading When C+ is enough

romance, women

How to find a decent man

Hey, JOY Journal friends! Bringing back some of my favorite romance-related posts from 2018 in honor of Valentine's Day. "Everything I buy is vintage and smells funny. Maybe that’s why I don’t have a boyfriend." Lucy Liu, American actress Where can you find a decent man? In aisle 2 of your local grocery store around… Continue reading How to find a decent man