Cheery Morning!

A Carolina Wren faithfully visits our back porch everyday. At 7:00 this morning in the midst of cold drizzle, he found his favorite perch on our railing and sang his heart out: Cheery-cheery-cheery-cheery! I guess he didn’t hear last night’s forecast. Snow is predicted later today. Perhaps deep within his breast, instinct promises him spring … More Cheery Morning!

Valentines 2020

Yesterday we had all of our grandchildren here for the whole day. In addition to cousins playtime, I had a few activities planned. We baked strawberry cupcakes for family dessert. After the cupcakes cooled, it was time to decorate. We all trooped to the bathroom to wash little fingers. At least two of the cousins … More Valentines 2020

A Big Deal

This weekend is a big deal. Today is national Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day. Tomorrow is Day of the Crépe and Play Your Ukulele Day. I’ll bet you thought I was going to talk about the game. Yes, tomorrow is the Super Bowl. Grocery store shelves are emptied of standard snacks and drinks. Colors … More A Big Deal

Lighten the Load

January always makes me think about what I could do to make the next year run more smoothly. Below is a post from my archives with a few thoughts on the subject. My two-year-old grandson is very proud he can carry his own backpack. He struts around with a big grin on his face. On … More Lighten the Load

What Was I Thinking?

To warm your Christmas, here’s a humorous post from my archives. 96 degrees. 79% humidity. And a three-year-old boy. Were we in an air-conditioned car? No. Were we in an air-conditioned building? No. Were we at least in a swimming pool? No. Although, I was almost that wet—with sweat that is. We were at Grant’s … More What Was I Thinking?

Shady Maple

Christmas involves over-eating for many people. If you’re looking for a place to accommodate that, look no farther than the Shady Maple Smorgasbord. Below is a post from my archives on this restaurant. Plus this place also features an amazing gift shop downstairs to satisfy any Christmas shopper’s fancy. As promised I have more food … More Shady Maple

Attitude of Gratitude

You may have noticed my theme for this month has revolved around writing and writers. I began with an announcement about NaNoWriMo, then continued with the research done by a fellow writer on her trip to England. Her photos from November 14 and November 21 also provided some wonderful travel images. In keeping with my … More Attitude of Gratitude

Settle, England Part 2

Today’s Guest Post is from Kristi Holl, a mystery author. In preparation for an upcoming adult historical mystery novel, Kristi settled in Settle, England for three weeks in October. (Settle is a village in the Yorkshire Dales of northern England.) Kristi sent brief updates about the locale to her friends and followers. These updates included … More Settle, England Part 2