• Tributes

    A tribute to Roger Moore #goodbye #JamesBond

    Yesterday, Roger Moore age 89 passed away in Switzerland after a short fight with cancer. Today, I honor the man who took 007’s character to a lighter, funnier side compared to his predecessor by sharing theme mewsic from his James Bond flicks. His first three Bond movies –  Live and Let Die (1973), The Man With the Golden Gun (1974), and The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) I didn’t see when they released in theaters (we owe the entire Bond Collection now). It was after DH and I got married before I watched any of these and I can’t swear to it if I saw them at the movies or…

  • FYI

    A show of hands #life #snowday

    Good-afternoon,  kittens and dawg! Geez, Louise a second snow day in one week! Why can’t Mother Nature bring the white stuff at a time when we all really, really want to see it…. like Christmas?! We got more snow with this system, then we did Monday night. I roughly guess we got 6″-7″ of accumulation. It’s really beautiful and it’s a gorgeous winter wonderland outside, but everyone in our neighborhood is kinda trapped. The city keeps the main arteries clear and the secondary streets are left at the mercy of Mother Nature. Yeah, like she’s gonna help! Well…not today! DH will go out in short order to shovel the fluff…okay…

  • Inspiration

    9 Essentials for Surviving Everyday

    Years ago, a dear friend sent me a care package of the most unusual items in an interestingly unique care package.  Inside, every item was properly tagged with a scripture card explaining the value of each article each.  The survival kit served to remind me what is needed to make it through life with these 9 Essentials for Surviving Everyday.   1) TOOTHPICK – To remind you to pick out the good qualities in others. (Matthew 7:1) “Judge not, that ye be not judged.” 2) RUBBER BAND – To remind you to be flexible. Things might not always go the way you want, but it will work out. (Romans 8:28) “And we know that all things…

  • Blogging

    Calling All Hands

    This week was busy with my new dishwasher still sitting in our dining room. Why? We’re converting a portable unit to hook directly to our water supply near a washer. We have an older home and doesn’t have the user-friendly conveniences of homes today. So we have to make things fit. This doesn’t come without much planning, sweating, and hard-work.  Unfortunately  my darling husband does much of this and I’m just the leg-man so-to-speak in the operation–internet research and purchase, countless phone calls to find supplies needed for installation, gathering tools for installation, temporarily moving things around in the home, and a lot more, but I’m sure you get the picture. What we…

  • Blogging

    Calgone Take Me Away

    I’m exhausted. Phew! I got an early start with my revisions on my story. Thankfully there weren’t too many and I kicked my story back to my editor, then I launched into the big cleaning spree in my son’s room. I found a ton of unneeded things. It’s not all his. It’s stuff left after our daughters moved out 18-months ago. What a chore and I’m still NOT done! Calgone take me a-a-away!  

  • Blogging

    Plans That Go Astray

    How is it, you plan for your week to go one way and instead it goes another? Hmm, well that’s how this week has turned out for me. One bright spot, I got my manuscript from my editor last night. I was happy to see her editorial suggestions were few. I will re-read it again today to decide what I want to do before kicking it back to her. My hunt for an illustrator is still on. My second art student sent her work to me last night. (BTW, thank you Audrey for telling me about her.)  She does very good portraits. However, she seems concerned about not having time to do…