The Summer Cold

There’s a chill in the air. By Lee Ann “Sunny” Brown Icould feel it coming on: the chills, the sweating, the shivering. Then the sneezing started, followed by the coughing and watery eyes and runny nose. I had taken every precaution to keep this from happening. I always made sure to bundle up and to… Read More

Mystery Woman

Salespeople don’t get me. And I’m fine with that.

Happy Birthday to Us!

Me and my Gemini Selves

Childhood Pets

They come home to roost By Lee Ann “Sunny” Brown Freedom is so close I can almost schedule it. Almost. It’s been “almost” for the last five years now, ever since I became an “empty nester.” And yet, I still don’t have my freedom. I still cannot just pick up and go until my daughter… Read More

The Beach is Calling

And it’s the only call I’ll take. By Lee Ann “Sunny” Brown The sound was so loud and unexpected that I jumped out of my skin. I had not heard anything like it in so long that I forgot what it was. It has been over three years since I have heard a telephone ring—ever… Read More

Me and My Shadow

Six more weeks of something.
By Lee Ann “Sunny” Brown

Heating Things Up

Let’s get cooking! By Lee Ann “Sunny” Brown This year I’ve decided that I need to “spice things up a bit.” I’m sure my husband will be happy to hear this. I really feel that I have been neglectful in a certain area of my marriage of 31 years and that it could benefit from… Read More

All the Best

All the Best Why does the good life have to be so hard? By Lee Ann “Sunny” Brown This year is going to be the best one ever. I can feel it. This year I am declaring that I will live every day, in every way, and in all things as my very best. I… Read More

‘tis the Sea-son!

Whether it feels like it or not. By Lee Ann “Sunny” Brown They say that you are supposed to “fake it ’till you make it,” which I have decided we have been doing for too many winters now. I feel like every year we have been trying to create a version of the Christmas holidays… Read More

Recipe for Disaster

Sometimes a banana is just a banana. By Lee Ann “Sunny” Brown //Photo by Billy Brown It’s that time of the year again to go through my recipes and find the family favorites that everyone expects to see on the Thanksgiving table. There are a few dishes that must show up on our table or we… Read More

Beauty Mask

Is it no longer enough to “age gracefully”?  By Lee Ann “Sunny” Brown //Photo by Billy Brown Things have gotten pretty scary these days for us women, I have to say. I don’t know if you have read any of the news headlines recently, or any magazine articles specifically aimed at women “of a certain age,”… Read More