What to do?


We all have things we need to do to keep an even keel — blogging, exercising, reading, cooking. What’s yours? I have a variety of go-to activities to keep me on an even keel.  Reading (a most favored activity particularly with the Kindle I got for Christmas), baking and watching television. When I lived alone … Continue reading What to do?

Vivid…Color


I'm going to work on posting more over the next several weeks.  Have been out of the groove for months, this is easy way to post.  This picture for the Weekly Photo Challenge was taken in my yard before these plants made their way into the ground.  I'm amazed at the shots my little phone … Continue reading Vivid…Color

So Far, So Good


In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: "State of Your Year." I must admit that, thankfully, there have been no tremendous upheavals or catastrophic events in my world.  I may be tempting fate, but, at this moment I'm willing to throw caution to the wind. I've not been writing nearly as much as I used to … Continue reading So Far, So Good

Good Morning Sunshine


I'm not an early bird by nature.  I like sleeping in on the weekends, or any day for that matter.  When I do have to get up early I walk by the window next to my bed, peek out to see what's-what, then make my way to the bathroom.  I got this shot two weeks … Continue reading Good Morning Sunshine

It’s On Us


April is National Sexual Assault on Campus Month  2015.  I wouldn't have thought much of it except that while I was watching the Road to the Final Four, there were so many PSAs  played during timeouts it was hard to ignore (I know, that's the point of PSAs).  Also, as it happens at the beginning of that … Continue reading It’s On Us

I Had to Look This One Up!


I'll admit that for the Weekly Photo Challenge I had to look up the word "ephemeral" and when I did found this:  "something short-lived, lasting but a moment".  The first pictures that came to mind were the ones taken of me rather than by me.  These two are among some of my recent favorites and … Continue reading I Had to Look This One Up!

Liam the Ninja and his new Belt. 


Thank you goes out to all the home care nurses who dedicate themselves to families like my nephew Liam’s. Most especially to Walter!

Pressure Support

Editors note: Look I didn’t mean to take nearly 6 months off of regular blogging. It just kind of happened. But I’m back now. I mean it, but before I get to any of the cool new stuff I want to blog about I have to tell you this story first. Because it is an awesome story, and also because I should have posted it last October right when it happened. So let’s just move past the fact that I haven’t yet posted in 2015 mmmkay? thanks.

We almost didn’t make it to see Walter at all. (You’ve heard me talk about Walter in my speech here) The President was visiting Rhode Island for the first time in a generation that night, and with most of the exits off the highway between providence and the airport in Warwick manned by state troopers, and traffic at a near stand still for…

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Birthdays Are When I Miss Them Most


Today is Coco's birthday, she is 8!  I miss her, beyond my imagination some days.  We celebrated Coco's fifth birthday when she was living with us; a dinner at Red Robin (Yum!), cupcakes at her preschool, and generally loving on her as much as we could.  I miss her brother and sister, too! I hope that they all have … Continue reading Birthdays Are When I Miss Them Most

School Bus Drivers: An Offer I Couldn’t Refuse


  Today's Challenge: Set a timer for ten minutes, and write it. Go! Today we had a field trip for work and lucky for me I did not have to take my car;  instead, I got to ride the school bus.  Where I work we several school buses and the women who drive them are … Continue reading School Bus Drivers: An Offer I Couldn’t Refuse

Monday Morning Quarterbacking


...Not the kind most of the world is thinking about today after the most watched (ever), most exciting (ever) and most surprising (ever), Super Bowl; but the kind that happens when there is a snowstorm.  To cancel school or not or to close down a business for the day an incredibly difficult decision for the … Continue reading Monday Morning Quarterbacking