Tuesday, November 26, 2019


Happy Thanksgiving a couple of days early. 

Below are some photos that have appeared
 on my blog over the years, mostly on
Thanksgiving posts.

I've been feeling a bit melancholy...
As we get older, the holidays just aren't what they used to be, are they?

My siblings and their families live in separate parts of the US.
Iowa, Minnesota, Georgia, Oklahoma

Mark is in New Orleans so we won't see him, and Scott is unavailable...
So it's just Ron and me, but that's OK! 

(Mark IS coming home for Christmas!!)

I really am thankful for my life and all that goes with it...
but sometimes the thankfulness just kind of hides, ya know?


Sunday, November 17, 2019


It's time for another Nostalgic Sunday!

I did a little much-needed shopping for myself yesterday and had partial good luck. Bought a pair of shoes I'm going to return. (I just knew they weren't right for me!) I just want casual and comfy. All I could find in 2 large shoe chains were winter boots, high heels and athletic shoes. Grrr...

But I did have good luck in finding...uh...women's undergarments! 😀 If you're like me, you just hate to spend money on that kind of thing and keep wearing old ones until they're thread-bare!

So, what does this have to do with a Nostalgic Sunday post? I missed not having my wonderful friend, Sherry, with me. We always have a great time usually shopping and eating out. We see each other about once a month because she and her husband moved quite a few miles away a couple of years ago, but she has some family here still, and of course ME! 

I also thought about my sister, Marian, who is the sweetest, nicest person I know and it's wonderful being her little sister. But just like Sherry, she doesn't live here either, and we're lucky if we see each other every couple of years. (She and her husband and two little daughters moved to Atlanta way too long ago.) Years ago, when we were younger, Ron and Mark and I would drive to their home, or to the Florida gulf to meet them and other favorite relatives there and visit for a week. Marian and I would always go to at least one mall to do some shopping and although she is 14 years older than I am....she could out-shop me any day! She's always been blessed with lots of energy, and I have just about none. As soon as we'd get to our next destination, I'd say, "Marian, can we stop and get a soda and sit down for a while?" That would just crack her up. (I'm glad I can always offer comic relief!)

And, in addition to missing Sherry and Marian, I ran into an old friend who I hadn't seen in years. She and Sherry and I all worked at the same company in the 80's. We talked and laughed for quite a while, and then it was time for me to start heading home. 

I also had some fun and interesting encounters with strangers that I'll write about some other time.

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.
I know I did, and I'm so grateful for all the good in my life.

“Some people have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy.” -- Abraham H. Maslow

Thursday, November 14, 2019

* Life is Good *

Tomorrow, Friday will be November 15th. The month is half over already! I can't decide what month or season it feels like. Cold and snowy. Warm and sunny. Sheesh!

Although our Thanksgiving this year will be even less normal than usual (for us) we have so much to be thankful for and will have our turkey dinner with all the trimmings even if it's just the two of us.

I LOVE to bake the turkey. I always practically smell the aroma just thinking about it. Mmmm!

This is another short post and I apologize again for not getting around to reading all of yours.

And thank goodness for all my crazy friends!

Monday, November 11, 2019

* Very Short Post! *

I've been having terrible email problems. Haven't been able to send or receive on both cell phone and internet for a few days!! The internet email seems to be working fine ...no email from you yet, though Sue G...

I have to make a phone call about sending and receiving email on my cell phone. Grrr....Don't you just hate electronic problems??!!

So, I just wanted to stop in and say Hello and I'm Alive and Well

(We had about 2" of snow today! I think that's a record as far as today's date. We usually don't have snow until Dec or Jan. And the wind!!...Oh my the wind! And to make it even weirder, yesterday and the day before, the high temps were around 65! How crazy is that??)

Hope to be back soon, posting and reading your blogs!!