CARRYING ON – Marilyn Armstrong

FOWC with Fandango — Carrying On I am a nurturer. Not necessarily by DNA, but because that was the task assigned to me when I was young and it has hung on there for a lifetime. It is, as they say, "woman's work." I have always been taking care of someone. Child, adult, cats, dogs, everyone. … Continue reading CARRYING ON – Marilyn Armstrong

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED – Marilyn Armstrong

RDP Wednesday – RECOMMEND There are two expressions that make me instantly wary. The first is "Trust me." When I hear those words, my distrust level goes sky-high. The second is "This product is highly recommended." In the first case, I want to know why I should trust you. I want facts. I want to know … Continue reading HIGHLY RECOMMENDED – Marilyn Armstrong

PORTRAIT OF A SMALL TOWN – BY ELLIN CURLEY

I live in Easton, Connecticut, a small (8000 people), rural/suburban town in Fairfield County. I came here for summers from the day I was born in 1949 to the day I moved here full-time in 1991. We used to be called a ‘bedroom community’ because our residents commuted to work in nearby cities like New … Continue reading PORTRAIT OF A SMALL TOWN – BY ELLIN CURLEY

SHARING THE WORLD, THANKSGIVING EDITION – Marilyn Armstrong

Share Your Thankful World Are you an Early to bed, early-to-rise person, a night owl, and daytime sleeper-dozer, or an ‘I’ll sleep when I’m dead’ person?    Age has made me reconsider the idea of sleep. I need to get some or I just can't function. Now, if only I could give up on reading at night … Continue reading SHARING THE WORLD, THANKSGIVING EDITION – Marilyn Armstrong

THE FIRST BLOOM ON THE CHRISTMAS CACTUS – Marilyn Armstrong

First Bloom on the Christmas Cactus FOTD – November 21, 2018 They have been full of buds for a week, but this morning, one bloom opened. And I'm pretty sure that before the blooms fall off the two Christmas cacti, there will be buds on the orchids, too. Just as well because it's cold out … Continue reading THE FIRST BLOOM ON THE CHRISTMAS CACTUS – Marilyn Armstrong