This year started with contemplation – again! It seems like I always start with that and end up with a mess and more questions than answers. Since 2020 was so horrific in so many ways, and since it also felt like it produced more angry/hateful feelings than average, my contemplation revolved around happiness. I went … Continue reading IS THIS THE TRUE WAY TO HAPPINESS?
The anger is everywhere. Why? I understand that our Protect and Serve departments need an overhaul, but it seems to be going far beyond that. Shouldn't simply being a decent human being toward another human being be the top priority? I have been around since 1959 and have seen a ton of protests and riots: … Continue reading IS BEING HUMANE ENOUGH?
I remember that most things on the farm were done with lots of people. This meant that those that help got to share. Veggies were hot water bath canned, and fruits into preserves or jelly’s all with teams of people – except for the wild grapes. That was my mom’s personal passion. Now, you have … Continue reading Is The World Made Up Of Grape Jelly?
No, I am not talking about flowers or the song by Ray Stevens (you can view it here), I am just taking a moment out of my crazy day/life to see what is right in front of me. It is spring in Colorado, and the flowers are starting to come out and play. The fruit … Continue reading EVERYTHINGS IS BEAUTIFUL.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING? My email joyously provides me with so many exciting things. I read everything from my blogging friend's posts, to handyman tips, to local area sales (even though we are not leaving the house, I can still buy online should the need arise), so simple things like this: Word of the Day … Continue reading
I am a learn-a-holic. Can’t help myself so I guess it falls in the category of O.C.D. My email inbox this morning brought me a new word: fusty adjective | FUSS-tee Definition 1 British : impaired by age or dampness : moldy 2 : saturated with dust and stale odors : musty 3 : rigidly … Continue reading I LEARNED SOMETHING NEW!
The greatest relief I have found in this scary world now is humor. My own humor and the beautiful humor of friends and family. A very close bunch of family/friends (I label them "family" because they are all much closer to us than just friends.) had their two daughters with their families move to Ohio. … Continue reading PLEASE KEEP YOUR HUMOR!
I was trying to clean up my computer (ha, didn’t get very far) and I came across this poem: ******************** WARNING: When I am an old woman I shall wear purple With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me. And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves And satin … Continue reading FUNNY the things you remember and when…
There, I’ve said it. I have done tons-and-tons of downsizing over the last two decades. Moving from Denver to our great little patch of heaven in the plains of eastern Colorado helped me to make those changes. We had and over-stuffed, extra-large, moving van (yes – semi size) to bring all of both mine and … Continue reading I WILL NEVER BE A MINIMALIST.