Today, Steve and I had to spend some times in small claims court, thanks to a former customer of his that has gone off the deep end two years after the job was done. Anyway, I made a few observations while I sat in the back row of the courtroom as we waited for the … Continue reading Courtroom Kerfuffle
I was intrigued by the subject of the Weekly Photo Challenge: Object. My husband and I, and our cats, enjoy having bird feeders and bird houses in our yard. We try to keep track of the different feathered fancies that make a stop for something to eat or a bit of shelter. This picture, taken … Continue reading Object Lesson (Weekly Photo Challenge)
When I went to college I intended to become an elementary school teacher. I honestly believed that I was going to graduate, get a teaching job back in my hometown, and retire happily having taught for 30 years as a beloved elementary school teacher. As those of you who know or follow me, . However, … Continue reading Tests (and Measurements)
The Daily Prompt: Write Here, Write Now. (Since I'm not in the frame of mind to)Write a post entirely in the present tense (I'm going with the) Photographers, artists, poets: show us NOW. When I read this prompt the very first thing that came to mind, was this picture of my granddaughter, Coco. I took … Continue reading Right (Write) Now
Our Daily Prompt today: BFF's, What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned from the person you’re the closest to? One BFF? One lesson? I can't imagine there being just one, or a most important one--there have been SO many! If I have to narrow it down, though, the lessons are these: Listen, listen, listen; and … Continue reading BFF’s, What Have They Done for You Lately?
Be a good patient and just do what the doctor tells you. For some reason, I've always believed that the doctor knows best. If the doc says to do something, I do it; the white coat and pretty diploma from the prestigious medical school, are indications that they know what they're doing--at least more than … Continue reading Be a Good Girl and Do What the Doctor Says
The cold (okay, bitter cold) we've been enjoying of late, reminds me of the year's I lived in northern New England; and some days I actually miss it! I may have mentioned before that I lived in New Hampshire for a few years. While I was there I spent about a year living with my … Continue reading Three’s Company
Today's writing prompt: We all know how to do something well — write a post that teaches readers how to do something you know and/or love to do. I speak well in public. I enjoy talking in front of groups of people, typically the bigger the crowd, the happier I am doing it. It all … Continue reading Glossophobia, Not Me!
I'm close to the halfway mark of my 365 daily Thank You's. When I started back in August, I had no idea that writing on a daily basis would be as challenging as it's been. Initially, it was easy to think of the thank you's, I'd generated a list to help me. Some of the … Continue reading Halfway Home, Almost
"If you can't say something nice don't say anything at all." Yes, Mom, it's still ringing in my ears. It's an expression emblazoned on the psyches of millions of kids who've heard it thousands of times from mothers, grandmothers, and teachers. Now as for doing something nice, that's also a value that is instilled at … Continue reading Nice Is As Nice Does, Indeed (or In Deed)