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.
Lovebirds Partridge (Crows) in a Pear Tree Not Really a Pear Tree Christmas Eve 2020 Serenity Puget Sound
Slightly out of step with Christmas festivities, this is not a post about making cookies ... it is about eating them.
I realize now that my brother had been about to call her out on that Christmas day.
People often ask me if I do any “real” writing … “besides your blog, I mean,” they add. I do … mostly short stories … most of them tied into my childhood and rural upbringing. This piece was intended for a Memoir Writing Contest, but with all of 2020's curve balls, I set it aside [...]
Tensed, Idaho. Bracing for winter. Small townRural IdahoSeasonsBracing for Winter
My daughter signed me up for a website that asks me to respond to weekly prompts, sharing about my life and memories ... thoughts to be passed down to the family. I haven't been very good about keeping up with it ... sorry, Honey ... but a couple of the prompts have lined up with [...]