About Debra Chappell
Debra Chappell is a writer-come-home designer-come-house-renovator, and sometime blogger with many interests, 5 grandchildren, a penchant for vintage dishes, antique silverware and other old cra…stuff, including a basement full of ‘collectibles’ that she just knows she will get around to refinishing or otherwise repurposing one day. She has yet to settle upon a single profession and now, at the age most people are retiring, is still deciding what she wants to be when she grows up.
Though the Covid pandemic temporarily curbed her wanderlust, her various passions and interests have taken her along various interesting paths and creative pilgrimages which she enjoys sharing when the mood strikes…
So pull up a chair, refresh your coffee cup or wine glass, fasten your seat belt, tool belt, or any other belt that fits comfortably and welcome to the journey….of home renovation, travel, food, politics, writing, and anything else that strikes our fancy! There’s lots of fun to be had, Sauv Blanc to drink, and adventures to share from the renovated marble kitchen counter of her first restoration project…a 1930’s brick bungalow which captured a writers heart and inspired a creative spirit within it!
Good morning Debbie, the view from my window is close to what yours is and has seemingly changed over the last few months since mom’s gone. More poignant, more amazing how the mountains are that stoic example for us to stand firm, brave in light of the inevitable direction we all move. Read Nicholas Nassim Taleb recently and I must agree that flaneuring is just my kind of way to face the “all”: with friends, laughing and discussing philosophies, politics, children, our pasts and futures with abandon ! We will have” au courage” and “vale”, when we need it. See you soon !
Just read your wonderful blogs on your trip to France. Reminds me of a trip I took with my then best friend, in 1983 ,spent six weeks driving, brit railing etc around the UK and then a short week in France. It was a blast- we really have to get together and compare notes. WE also were two blonds, and in our late 40’s and not exactly shabby to look at. And believe it or not we did get attention- although some times not exactly attention we were looking for. I might also add that when I returned to the states, I immediately divorced my then husband. But thats again another story.
But then one story always leads to another one.
You are a joy to know and a joy to read.
Oh Jeannie – Sounds like we definitely need to get together to compare notes. I would LOVE to hear your stories! Let’s see if we can’t get that arranged soon, something tells me we have some belly laughs in store!
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Very nice. Great to hear from you again. Sorry i couldn’t make it out this year, but love the additions and updates with the blog.
Great to hear from you too Lawrence, thanks for following the blog! Hope to see you soon!
Great Blog!!!!!! Congratulations…..
Yaffa Lukash ( Larrys sister)
Thank you so much Yaffa! Wonderful to hear from you!
Some truly nice stuff on this web site, I enjoy it.
Thank you so very much for dropping in and taking the time to comment. I’ll be checking out dream-analysis.org as well. Thanks again. Debbie
Learned about this blog from a good friend of yours. We are in the same book club. Love your blog! Having had a similar experience in New York (rain, shopping bag disgorging at an importune moment, seeking shelter) I guffawed loudly at your dogged determination!
Keep up the great writing!
Thank you so much for reading Holly, I appreciate your comments! Perhaps we’ll both be better prepared for NY next time around!?
Congratulations! Love your voice, humor, insights, and generosity. Thank you for starting the blog – so we all don’t have to wait for the novel to read D. Chappell. Write On . . . .
Love your blog.
I was commenting to Mac that I’ve heard you tell me your story of writing, but actually reading your thoughts is surprisingly quite different than hearing them!
Your writing (or my experience of reading) feels like an easy flow of warm and smooth – like melted chocolate, or softened butter. Not sticky and sweet, not as dense as honey, but comforting and familiar. (sorry to use food analogies but you’ll understand the essence of it). Leaves one wanting more and looking to see what you blogged today. Now…I’m really looking forward to reading your book with great anticipation!!!
Cheers to you, dear Writer!
Enjoyed your I’m a writer! Almost as much as on that book group party eve! What enthusiasm!
very cool Deb!!!