Weekly Photo Challenge: Thankful


I love these Weekly Photo Challenges, it gives me an easy way to "show" you what I'm thankful for.  I think I may have missed the deadline for the one about Thanksgiving, of course.  As described in the DPChallenge, we're to show something that is about the holiday, the time spent with family and friends, … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Thankful

Mow Guy, Blow Guy, Snow Guy


When my nephew Michael and niece Laura were very little kids they lived with their parents in a condo complex. It was a nice area of Connecticut and just right for them at the time. Typically, complexes like this one care for the property and grounds by using condo fees to hire contractors to come … Continue reading Mow Guy, Blow Guy, Snow Guy

Angela, Part One


Today, my husband and I got a letter in the mail from Arizona.  More specifically, from our 6 year old granddaughter in Phoenix.  I've mentioned before that our three grandchildren lived with us for a period of time a bit over a year ago.  We've done our best to keep in touch with them, initially … Continue reading Angela, Part One

Kash’s Teacher


I began today to clean up the basement. We have more junk and clothes and toys and crap down there than we will ever use. The nice thing is that we can have a pretty terrific yard sale in a couple of weeks. The Lego's alone have the potential to bring in a enough to … Continue reading Kash’s Teacher

No Man Is an Island


Dealing with the preparation of the before, during and after phases from any surgery is challenging. The recovery from a complete thyroidectomy would have taken so much longer for me were it not for my sisters and brothers, parents, and my Auntie Tina. Everyone was hugely helpful, dropping off meals, sending cards and flowers, making … Continue reading No Man Is an Island