I Double-Dog Dare You


Been a tough week filled with federal reviewers checking out our Head Start program.  Lots of stress and tension, every day--all day.  It will all be over by the end of the day on Thursday.   Today, my team showed off their best work, and it was more than enough to make a great impression on … Continue reading I Double-Dog Dare You

Pride & Joy, Prized Possessions


I'd like to think that I don't really put too much value in having "things" as I get older.  Maybe its age, wisdom, or my brush with cancer; or maybe it's having two cats that run around the house willy-nilly and have broken several of my favorite knickknacks.   Over the years I've collected music boxes, rocking chairs, and pieces … Continue reading Pride & Joy, Prized Possessions

40 Word Poem


Both the Weekly Photo Challenge (Letters) and yesterday's Daily Prompt (It's My Party) got me thinking about a gift I was given on my 40th birthday. When I turned the big 4-0, I was working as the director of an AmeriCorps program. One of my staff came up with a clever idea to have everyone … Continue reading 40 Word Poem

It’s My Party and I Didn’t Have to Lift a Finger


You’re throwing a party — for you! Tell us all about the food, drink, events, and party favors you’ll have for your event of a lifetime. Use any theme you like — it’s *your* party! I've already had the party of a lifetime, a few of them in fact. It's always fun to celebrate "big" … Continue reading It’s My Party and I Didn’t Have to Lift a Finger

If I Had a Hammer; Oh Snap, I do!


If you could learn a trade — say carpentry, electrical work, roofing, landscaping, plumbing, flooring, drywall — you name it — what skill(s) would you love to have in your back pocket? Yesterday I posted for the Weekly Photo Challenge and didn't respond to the writing prompt, and since I'm not jazzed by today's prompt … Continue reading If I Had a Hammer; Oh Snap, I do!

Love Letter from My Granddaughter


The first thing that came to my mind after reading the prompt for this week's photo challenge:  LETTERS, was this picture I took of my granddaughter Coco's letter she sent to us last July.  We'd had no word from the grandchildren since February 2013, so when I saw this envelope in the mailbox, my heart … Continue reading Love Letter from My Granddaughter

My Favorite Teen Idol


Who did you idolize as a teenager? Did you go crazy for the Beatles? Ga-ga over Duran Duran? Did you think Elvis was the livin’ end? This is fun topic for a daily prompt!  I grew up in the '70s so there are tons of teen idols to choose from: Davy Jones, Erik Estrada, Bobby … Continue reading My Favorite Teen Idol