A kitchen makeover (if you can call simply painting cabinets a "makeover") under the guidance of a long time, special friend brings with it profound moments. Our new mantra, for instance ... "Don't worry. Just do it ... we can go back and fix anything." "... a little sandpaper ... some more paint ... we'll [...]
Winter is no surprise in Palouse Country ... we expect four seasons around here. It's what makes the soil so fertile. But winter teases us ... messes with our emotions and this year has been a flirt more than ever. Snow caught us by surprise before Halloween, but then kept its cool, playing us ... [...]
Bird Wars Winter Feeding Sunflower Seeds Beauty in Nature What Kind of Birds are These?
When a friend tells you, "I'm coming back and we ARE going to paint those cabinets of yours", you catalogue it under sounds fun ... we'll see what happens. Then, when she and her granddaughter (one of our favorite small people on the planet) show up in frigid temps and a few steps ahead of [...]
Taunting Inches but worlds apart Frenemies Daily routine Joys of nature Where did all the squirrels come from - we never had squirrels when I was a kid!
They say there are angels among us ... a recent walk in the neighborhood proves this to be true where I live. I'm not sure when this little cherub first arrived or who put her there, but I first noticed her in the fall. She's positioned so she seems to be keeping watch over the [...]
I'm hypersensitive to being scammed ... always on the outlook for anything suspicious; probably too leery for my own good. That's why I've taken over two years to make a decision on purchasing an outdoor nativity scene ... not wanting to be taken advantage of on a big purchase that will have to be shipped. [...]
Offta! It can storm around here. Two weeks ago it was a combined wind and rain storm. Winds whipped us around at 30 miles an hour ALL. NIGHT. LONG. But what really got us was the 75 mph gust that hit the town and surrounding area from the south at 4:14 in the morning. (My [...]
Reflections 2020 was a year for voices. Not always ones we've wanted to hear ... But there were things that needed to be said ... Sometimes helpful ... sometimes not. If I thought 2020 was noisy ... 2021 has us screaming ... already! I've decided not to. Scream, that is ... There's so much of [...]
I sometimes felt a little guilty about chasing the kids (and anyone, for that matter) out of the kitchen, especially during holidays.