Photo Challenge: Betweens


I took this one a few weeks ago.  I thought I was taking a bit of a short cut home but it turned out to be not so short.  It's on of the first things that popped into my head when I read the prompt for the Weekly Photo Challenge: ...capture something between two things, … Continue reading Photo Challenge: Betweens

The Charming Gardeners


This captures how I'm feeling today. Hope you go out and thank someone today!  

Yeimy, Not Famous–But May Be Some Day


If you could be a famous person for a day, who would you be? Why? Today we had a going away party for one of our staff.  She's going on to bigger and better things, for her.  We however, will miss her...terribly!  For 13 years this amazing lady has worked for our agency in several … Continue reading Yeimy, Not Famous–But May Be Some Day

The Ends of the Ham


Yesterday was Father’s Day in many countries. If you could dedicate a holiday to a more distant relative, who would it be — and why? Have you heard the one about the women who, when she cooked a ham, always cut the ends off before she put it in the oven?  It goes something like … Continue reading The Ends of the Ham

Andy, He Makes My Mother Happy


The first time I met Andy was at my nephew's Court of Honor for his Eagle Scout; I didn't know I was going to meet him that day.  I saw him holding my Mom's hand when I walked into the room.  I turned to my brother Bill and said with all the annoyance and indignation … Continue reading Andy, He Makes My Mother Happy

Beyond the Smile (Weekly Photo Challenge-2)


This is one of my favorite pictures of Kash, our grandson, when he lived with us.  He was out for the day with Aunt Sue and Uncle Paulie, at the Crescent Park Carousel.  He had such a blast!  The little extra detail in this photo is the unhappy face on his t-shirt character; it was so … Continue reading Beyond the Smile (Weekly Photo Challenge-2)

A Little Something Extra (Weekly Photo Challenge)


A beautiful photo is one thing, but a photo with an unexpected detail has personality and pop. This week, share a photo that has a little something extra. No one who knows him would ever accuse my husband of being a party-pooper.  Quite the contrary. When I posted this picture on Facebook, a friend commented:  … Continue reading A Little Something Extra (Weekly Photo Challenge)

Yes, Teachers Do Go Grocery Shopping


There’s work you and home you, café you and hospital you, friends you and strangers you. In this week’s writing challenge, tell us about a time when two or more of your “yous” ran into each other. Teachers go grocery shopping?  Yes, they do.  It was fun as a kid to see a teacher  while … Continue reading Yes, Teachers Do Go Grocery Shopping

Exceeding Her Own Expectations


"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."  Maya Angelou For my friend Maria, who I got to have lunch with today.  Thank you for supporting my success--for years; and for showing the world how hard work, … Continue reading Exceeding Her Own Expectations

Reminder of What’s Necessary for a Successful Life


People who make an impact on our lives--the ones who teach us what we can do and what we can't; how to do something and how not to.  Have you thanked anyone like this in your life?  We need everyone who walks into our lives for one reason or another.  Without them, we might have become … Continue reading Reminder of What’s Necessary for a Successful Life