August 17th, 2021

Nice way to start the day It’s back home today to a comfy 70° . I’ve been away from home for 3½ weeks and it seems like it’s been longer. While I was gone I was adding to my to-do list of things for when I get back. I have several things to take care … Continue reading August 17th, 2021

February 8th, 2021

It was a year ago today that I made my second trip to Europe with my two oldest girls, leaving Kansas City on a Saturday morning to go to Dublin, Ireland. I know my first trip over really was a complete assault on the senses - foreign country, different foods, languages, using public transit, plus … Continue reading February 8th, 2021

December 21st, 2019

  In celebration of the Winter Solstice I say good riddance to these short hours of daylight. I have been more than ready for not only longer "days", but also some weather that is better than the lousy weather we have been having. The dog isn't very happy about the rain keeping him inside either! … Continue reading December 21st, 2019

May 23rd, 2019

I'm sitting outside writing this...it's a beautiful evening and starting to cool off. A hummingbird keeps coming up and staring at me. He likes the violas in the flower box behind me so I guess I need to move my chair. The birds are just singing their little feathered asses off. There's a slight breeze … Continue reading May 23rd, 2019

March 10th, 2019

Yesterday I finally got my windows cleaned inside the house and got some organizing done on some paperwork I had not filed away. Last week I had an attack of sciatica that knocked me completely out of commission for a day and a half so this week I was taking care of some Spring cleaning … Continue reading March 10th, 2019