Merry, Bright, Anew, Proposal.

Merry When I gift wrap the presents that are placed under the tree—my playlist is actually all hip-hop and rap songs.  One year, right before Christmas, I ordered a red sweatshirt that had “Gangsta Wrapper” written on it.  My family thinks I’m listening to Christmas music, when in fact, I have my earphones on and … Continue reading Merry, Bright, Anew, Proposal.

Ma Vie En Rose: Colorado State of Mind

Ma Vie En Rose: Colorado State of Mind There is a sense of acknowledgement when one realizes that outside of their current home state (my Alaska) that there is room to add one more (that’s you, Colorado). What I’ve acknowledged is that oftentimes such home states have never been my choosing really. For example, I … Continue reading Ma Vie En Rose: Colorado State of Mind

Ma Vie En Rose: Louisville, Kentucky

  There’s a first time for everything. I’ve never been to Kentucky. The husband has mentioned that we should take a trip one day to the state where he spent the majority of his childhood. I, on the other hand, wouldn’t put Kentucky on the top of my list—unless it was to visit my sister … Continue reading Ma Vie En Rose: Louisville, Kentucky

Ma Vie En Rose: The Peony Show

Alas, the blooms provided a stunning show. I've written about my being a Peony Loyalist for years. I honestly believed that my love for this beauty was purely accidental. I learned about the flowers when I first saw a bunch of them in a vase on someone's desk. The first question that came out of my … Continue reading Ma Vie En Rose: The Peony Show

Ma Vie En Rose: Summer Gems in Fairbanks, Alaska

Anyone who has been a resident of this small city will tell you that when summer time rolls around, we appreciate every sunny second. For every rain drop that may occur on any given day, we are thankful that it isn’t snow. For every 90+ sweltering heat kind of day that will last 24 hours, … Continue reading Ma Vie En Rose: Summer Gems in Fairbanks, Alaska

Ma Vie En Rose: The Land of the Midnight Sun Solstice Festivities.

  When my family was stationed at Ft. Wainwright, Alaska many years ago, people told me that I may have difficulty sleeping during the summer months because of the 24-hour daylight. They also mentioned that people often found themselves suffering from SAD (seasonal affective disorder) during the winter. I waited for these things to occur, … Continue reading Ma Vie En Rose: The Land of the Midnight Sun Solstice Festivities.