I’m Bella. I’ve blogged for more than ten years, but I settled here in 2007 and stayed for a few years. It was called Red Umbrella back then. Then I blogged for about six years at a place called Cul-de-sac Chronicles. I recently decided to come home and combine both blogs under one roof.

I write about a variety of topics, but mostly about my husband, the grands, the comedy that is a forty-five-year marriage, aging gracefully (sometimes indignantly) and this mishmash we call life. Despite the challenges of my sixth decade, I am more content with this stage of life than any other. Life can still be good when short-term memory, a robust bladder and perky breasts are but a vague echo across the  rapidly disappearing years. Welcome to my blog.

Contact: bellarum@yahoo.com