I'm currently sitting on the deck, listening to A Man Called Ove and enjoying the slight breeze as it rustles the dead leaves in the trees. Soon they'll be replaced by beautiful green leaves. Georgie is in "his chair" with his eyes squinted toward the lowering sun. I can see tiny buds on some of… Continue reading Glorious Spring Evening
Category: Stories & Writing
Yesterday, I learned something about myself. I am motivated by “streaks”. I wouldn’t have guessed this as I’m not really into games and I’m definitely not competitive. But streaks, they keep me motivated. In case you’re like, what the heck is she talking about, a streak is a count of how many consecutive days you… Continue reading Streaks
My family did a good job teaching me the importance of wearing a seat belt. Maybe too good. I was (or am?) basically the seat belt police. When I was very young (but old enough to buckle myself), I'd throw a fit if the car was even put into drive or reverse in the driveway… Continue reading Seat Belts
Waking up is Hard to Do
When you’re buried way down deep, and the comforter is pulled up to your ears, and the pup is warm and nestled against your back, and the air outside the covers is cool...waking up is hard to do. When your alarm goes off and you hit snooze, and you roll on to your back and… Continue reading Waking up is Hard to Do
On Monday, my mam called me midmorning. As soon as I saw that she was calling, I knew something was going on because she wouldn't normally call me during work. Even if work is being home alone and working in my basement office. Sadly, she called with the news that my Uncle Tom, one of… Continue reading Uncle Tom
Today I fell down. And it hurt. A lot. Now that I work from home, I am constantly trying to figure out a schedule with Wanda May, our 14 1/2 year old Puggle. She loves that I'm here all the time, but she gets pretty needy and can be very demanding. I had a call… Continue reading The Fall
Wifi, wherefore art thou?
I am currently sitting in the parking lot between a Starbucks and a (very busy, I might add) McDonalds in home of finding a wifi signal. I have a ton of work to do today, but no internet at home and flickering power. Around 10am I announced I was off in search of wifi signal.… Continue reading Wifi, wherefore art thou?
Zoom, zoom, zoom
I have seen lots of friends and family lately, virtually of course. I feel like we are all going to be Zoom and Meet experts in the coming weeks! Yesterday we had a family Zoom call. We looked like the Brady Bunch in our little boxes. It was fun, if a little over-stimulating. We've already… Continue reading Zoom, zoom, zoom
Easy Like Sunday Morning
Sunday mornings in the spring time have got to be the best time of the whole week and year. As I sit in my favorite rocking chair on the back deck, it's just cool enough to be comfy in my sweatshirt and joggers (my uniform during this staycation), birds are chirping and singing and bouncing… Continue reading Easy Like Sunday Morning
Yesterday, around 6ish in the evening, my husband urgently tapped on the back door, signaling for me to hurry out to the deck. Now, my sense of urgency did not match his, because he often signals for me to come outside in order to show me things like frogs, lizards, deer, etc. Not that I… Continue reading Snakey Casey