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!
How can a family bring hope to the front lines of a war zone? Free Burma Rangers is a new documentary film to show how one family does so. I don’t often tell you to see a movie, but I had to tell you about this one. To see why for yourself, you can skip … More Free Burma Rangers
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
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
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
Candles provide some of the best ambiance for Christmas. I love the thought that all around the world Christians light candles tonight to celebrate the birth of Christ. We all long for the joy and peace that only Christ can bring. The words from A Thousand Candles reflect those thoughts. Evie Tornquist’s version remains my … More All Around the World Tonight
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?
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
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
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