I sincerely hope you all made Santa’s “nice” list this year. But if not, don’t worry, you can keep company with me. And besides, there’s always next year! Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season filled with peace and joy! Love, Janet PS:  If you see Santa, tell him I had my reasons… 😉

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My sweet mother has passed away. She, the one with so much enthusiasm for life. She, the busiest bee of them all. The one we all thought would live to be a hundred. She was 79. She was never sick until they found cancer in a routine mammogram. It was non-Hodgkin Lymphoma — not the…

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On June 28, my step-son David (whom I’ve loved and co-parented since he was 12) was married in Orange County in the city of Aliso Viejo, California. It was an elaborate three-day event which began with rehearsals and a dinner Friday evening, a tea ceremony at the bride’s parents’ home Saturday morning, and an outdoor wedding at 5:00…

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