Monday, August 21, 2017


I've been waiting to see a total eclipse of the sun my entire life & finally, here it was today, right where I live!
I had planned on attending an event a few miles away, where I would've received the special viewing glasses, and would've been able to feel the excitement and awe along with hundreds of others...but I decided it was just too hot and humid and that I better stay home. Ron and I DID see a total eclipse, though, similar to the one in the photo!! We just couldn't watch as totality approached, because of not having the glasses. And I believe it would've been fabulous to experience it with other people, but I'm not disappointed at all.
When it reached totality, as in the photo, that's when we could stand and stare at it without harming our eyes. It was quite a sight, but ended way too soon...only lasting about ONE minute! The areas it lasted the longest was approximately TWO minutes and 40 seconds.
I'm already thinking about the next nearby total eclipse. In only seven years - 2024!
Here's what's being said about IT!
On April 8, 2024, the shadow of the moon will once again completely block out the sun across the United States, this time from Texas to Maine. Portions of Mexico and eastern Canada will also experience a total solar eclipse. This will provide a second opportunity for people in the U.S. to experience one of nature’s most beautiful displays.
Blog friends, if you want to experience the 2024 eclipse with me, just give me about a year's notice, so we can make sure hotels are available....We'll be in nearby Illinois!

Sunday, August 13, 2017



I'm happy to say that I'm at home and I'm still able to work on my blog! I always used to use Internet Explorer, but I'm using a different one, and it seems to be the one I need to stick with. 

I haven't had "fun" blogging in a long time, but I hope to discover that joy again, and soon, like as in...Now! 

So, my nostalgic thoughts this evening are of past years when so many of us were blogging many of you still do.
I always enjoyed the:
  • Writerly blogs
  • Tea cup blogs
  • Photography blogs
  • Food & Recipe blogs
  • Humorous blogs
  • Serious blogs
  • Motivational blogs
  • Etcetera!

I plan to be back soon, posting on my blog, and reading as many of yours as I possibly can. Have a beautiful, blissful week everyone!

All my crazy friends mean the world to me!
You know who you are! 💗

Friday, August 4, 2017