Friday, May 24, 2019


Have I mentioned anything about needing eye surgery?? I don't think I did...

I have had double-vision for SEVEN MONTHS. I was given every test imaginable, had 3 MRI's, and tons of blood tests. After seeing all kinds of specialists, and wearing my prescription glasses with special "prisms", it was determined that I needed eye surgery to correct the problem. 

This photo shows what the "prisms" look like on glasses. It amazed me that looking through these lines gave me correct vision, although it wasn't perfect. They are made out of soft plastic and just "stick" to the lens...only one lens. 
After going through 3 different kinds in a short period of time, that's when it was decided I needed surgery. I am healing well and haven't been in any pain, although I look awful! 

I'd never seen any other kind of "prism" other than the pyramid shaped ones we had in school...


AND the ones in the movie "Pollyanna" 
with Hayley Mills!
I LOVE that movie and as a child I never could figure out why all the grown ups didn't like her cheerfulness! I'm also a Pollyanna and proud of it! 💗

"If you look for the bad in people you're sure to find it, so look for the good in them instead." - Pollyanna

Tuesday, May 14, 2019


Charlie finally believed me when I said he'd see much better from the love seat than standing on the floor.

If this works, you'll see part of the porch, my feet, a cup of coffee and the beautiful chirping of birds. 

We just love it here. 
So relaxing, beautiful, great neighbors.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Exciting News!

Wildwood, Missouri 

"This would be a great Mother’s Day gift."

"We all end up with chin hairs." 

"Sold exclusively at Three French Hens."
-- Jeanie Hood, owner

Recently I reached out to the owner, Jeanie Hood, about selling my memoir on consignment at her beautiful store. 

She said "yes!"

I dropped off some books yesterday in hopes of sales for Mother's Day gifts. 

She loves the title and will read it as soon as possible so she can talk to her customers about it. 

I'm doing happy dances because in addition to the opportunity for more book sales, I know I have met a new friend, a kindred spirit, and that means more than any dollar amount...

Please click on the link above to their Facebook page and learn more about Jeanie and her store!  

snapdragons - one of my favorites 

And to all the Moms out there...Happy Mother's Day!