Turning Pages

Summer is here and Tucson is hotter than . .well any place I can imagine.  Like most folks living here I love the winters, blue skies, lots of sunshine it is a wonderful time to spend the afternoon outside reading.  Folks living in snow country…

Better Instructions

Remember when life was simpler, you know back in 2019 .  I remember life was good, we just didn’t know how good until it wasn’t.  We couldn’t imagine the changes that were in store for us in 2020.   Hand washing, mask wearing for…

Hold Please

It seems I’ve been on the phone a lot lately.  I love to chat with friends, it helps if we both have land lines, but when does that ever happen?  Landlines vs cell phones is an issue for another day. This morning I was dealing with banking…

What's Your Number?

When you think of your own longevity what age are you aiming for?  When we were a younger version of ourselves we might have quickly tossed out 80 maybe 85 years.  After all those were our grandparents age and they were really old!  I don’t…

This little piggy . . .

My grand children are in their 20’s but several of my younger friends have been recently blessed with new grand babies  I’m sure they are enjoying the experience and maybe doing a quick review of nursery rhymes to be ready to cuddle and…

One Ringy Dingy

  JUST FOR FUN Let's talk telephone today.  I'm thinking about the old switchboards, and that reminds me of Lily Tomlin .  She created the much loved telephone operator, Ernestine, for Laugh-In in 1969. Who can forget how she…

Grant me Patience

Today I am including a favorite read from The Daily Word, a treat we enjoy each morning with our coffee;  and an article my friend Tom  posted on Facebook from the Daily Stoic.  I believe both offer situations we can relate to and hopefully…

Springtime in the Desert

I have to fess up, yesterday (April 4, 2021) when the outside temperature soared to 96 degrees and the inside temperature was hovering around 82, I made an executive decision.   I flipped the thermostat from Heat to Cool; clicked the Auto button…

Adjustments Made

  There has been a vacant parking space in our driveway where our motorhome used to sit.  That empty space has been a constant reminder that we are getting older and giving up things we’ve always loved.   When we sold our…

Bears Repeating

Here is a funny story or a nightmare depending on your point of view. An Alaska woman was injured last Saturday after being wounded on the bottom by a black bear while using an outhouse. Shannon Stevens, of Haines, was involved in the…