The R&J Lounge and Supper Club: Review

This last week has been full of visitors from out-of-town for the 4th of July holiday.  A good friend of Debra Jane, Lu, and Cate's (me) arrived on the 5th of July to celebrate the summer and to take care of family matters in Oklahoma City later that week.  Her arrival immediately prompted festivities and … Continue reading The R&J Lounge and Supper Club: Review

Health & Beauty: More Skin Care Products

Even if you are at the beach during a sub-tropical storm, Alberto, the beach weather is a good reminder to take care of your skin no matter what the sky implies.  The first day, pre-Alberto, was misleading.  Overcast and clouds in the sky were deceptive to those of us leaning toward ignoring the application of … Continue reading Health & Beauty: More Skin Care Products

Navajo (Diné) Designed Jewelry

Memorial Day weekend 2017: My husband and I took a road trip with our two younger sons to Santa Fe, New Mexico for a convention that my husband was attending.  We love to hike so we took our hiking shoes, hiking poles and water bottles to spend our time outside hiking around his conference sessions. … Continue reading Navajo (Diné) Designed Jewelry

Movie Review: Breathe

Last week with my travel to Charleston, South Carolina (Lowcountry Boil), I enjoyed viewing an in-flight movie on the return trip home to Oklahoma.  When I travel for work I typically dedicate my outbound travel to preparing for the offsite meeting.  On the first leg of the return trip home, the time is dedicated to … Continue reading Movie Review: Breathe

Festival of Art

One of the many things that I love about spring and early summer are the festivals and events hosted outdoors.  In Oklahoma, late April and May, there are many festivals, marathons, and other events sponsored each weekend.  These events are a sign of the season and they each provide culture for our community.  This weekend, … Continue reading Festival of Art

Lowcountry Boil

This week my occupation took me to Charleston, South Carolina for a spring industry meeting.  As usual, I left Oklahoma bright and early on Tuesday morning and headed through Atlanta to Charleston, SC.  My arrrival was a day late to the meeting, but in time for the primary industry speaker scheduled to attend on Wednesday.  … Continue reading Lowcountry Boil

life is a gift


Yesterday’s tragedy involving the Southwest airlines flight emergency landing due to an engine eruption and the resulting death of passenger Jennifer Riordan saddens me. Our prayers go out to the family of this strong, vibrant woman. Last week in Lu’s #sticksoutforhumboldt, we sent our prayers to the families and loved ones of the hockey players … Continue reading LIFE IS A GIFT

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Tips for Traveling: The Travel Carry on

One of my favorite parts of travel is people watching. Especially at the airport. I like watching people and what they are wearing, what kind of shoes do they have one, and what type of carry on bag are they using. I am always envious of the woman with the big Purse tote. It is … Continue reading Tips for Traveling: The Travel Carry on