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…

His and Hers

I assume, like most couples, Monty and I have our separate duties around the house. He is the fearless leader of all things mechanical, I do the other stuff.  Conversation yesterday at our house:  Monty:  My underwear drawer is sort…

Are You a Bookworm?

I should have spent this pandemic year learning a second  language. Monty assures me sarcasm should not be considered my second language. I might have learned to play the fiddle, actually I kind of had my heart set on a ukulele, but alas my…

Dear Diary

Dear Diary, Day 315  and we are still trapped in the house by a tiny virus.    My hair now rivals Rapunzul, although my body does not.  I’ve spent so much time sitting, my body now resembles the contours of the  Lazy Boy. (that is not…

The Rhetorical Question

I know it’s a rhetorical question. ‘Did you find everything OK?’  If you are like me, the answer is sure, even if I couldn’t find the capers, I say sure, after all I’ll find them next trip.  I go to the grocery store once a week,…

Don't Leave Home Without One

  Like Raj on The Big Bang, Monty has a new heartthrob, her name is Siri and thank goodness her sultry voice only resides on the phone.  Siri won’t even talk to me, as confident as I sound when I address her she simply ignores me.…

Dinner by Candle Light

Last week we enjoyed a romantic candle lit dinner.  No special occasion, it wasn’t planned, just sort of spontaneous, Ok the power went out, but still.   I was busy warming up New’s Eve leftovers when the lights flickered, hmmm that’s…