In the After…


So much pain, fear, and for some--absolute agony and despair. Surprisingly, I'm almost glad that I am not trying to raise children in an environment that's become so fraught with divisive and negative language and actions. Years and years of watching news reports about political violence following elections in other countries, I could not have … Continue reading In the After…

Now What?


Throughout this entire, long, drawn-out, nasty campaign for the Presidency of the United States I have kept opinions to myself. I would not engage in ANY political discussions with anyone: family, friend, coworker or stranger in line at the grocery store. I even kept my mouth shut watching the third presidential debate with my husband … Continue reading Now What?

Twinkle Lights


It’s what Christmas lights do for me, they twinkle.  I especially like the small, white lights on my tree or front porch, or in the wreaths that hang on our windows and doors.  My husband, on the other hand, likes colored lights but tolerates my need for the holidays to be filled with all that … Continue reading Twinkle Lights

Cake, A Love Story


Who doesn't like cake, really, who?  The daily writing prompt from yesterday is one I just can't let go by without a response! I know there are people who say they don't like cake, but I'm going to de-bunk  a couple of silly excuses right now! "I don't like chocolate."  (There are lots of other flavors: lemon, vanilla, … Continue reading Cake, A Love Story

I Got Skills!


Mad skills. Crazy good skills. Skills that help other people. Skills that I've really enjoyed developing over the course of my life so far. Am I a master at any one of them? I'm not sure I'd call myself a master of any of them; although there are a few that I so thoroughly enjoy, … Continue reading I Got Skills!

It’s that time of year, again!


It is five years since I was diagnosed and then had my thyroid removed. The time from suspicious cells being found through the fine needle biopsy to the complete thyroidectomy, was only 7 weeks. Not a particularly long period of time in the grand scheme of things, but by all accounts in the reading and … Continue reading It’s that time of year, again!

Flower Frame


The Weekly Photo Challenge "Frame", brings me once again out to our garden.  This year Steve was able to grow HUGE sunflowers.  He did everything in the garden from seed this year, and as you can tell this bee [framed by the beautiful petals and seeds of the sunflower] is having a grand time of … Continue reading Flower Frame