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

Settle, England

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

Time for NaNoWriMo

Last year during November, I took part in NaNoWriMo for the first time. This November, I will be taking part once again—along with over 400,000 writers around the world. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a wild, fast-paced creative writing event, which challenges all participants to write 50,000 words of the first draft of a … More Time for NaNoWriMo

Allegiant Air

Allegiant Air Review If you want to get away during the winter, it’s time to make your travel plans. I invite you to investigate Allegiant Air. A smaller airline has benefits. Economy Are you a budget traveler? If so, this is the first good reason to investigate Allegiant Air. We had never flown with Allegiant … More Allegiant Air

Chinese Blessings

Shang’s Tea House on the first level of the Crown Center shops, Kansas City, Missouri has a simple dining room with wooden tables and backless wooden stools. Some tea houses in China have dining rooms like this, but not all. Merchandise Tea varieties are displayed on the right wall as you enter the tea house. … More Chinese Blessings