A Photo a Week Challenge: Animals Grooming Duke costs twice what it used to cost me to get my hair trimmed, colored, and dried. Of course, they didn’t have to comb out the fur on my butt or deal with my… Read More ›
Month: December 2021
RESOLUTIONS AND RESOLVE
Fandango’s Provocative Question #150 I am not sure I’ve ever made a sincere New Year’s resolution. I can’t even remember making an insincere New Year’s resolution. This is one of those things I don’t do. Add it to “the bucket list”… Read More ›
FOUR COLORS OR MORE
CFFC: Four Colors or More Four of more colors? Almost anywhere in my house has at least that many colors, though it is more obvious some places than others!
ALL THOSE ANNOYING THINGS
I’m always amazed at how aggravated I get over things that really aren’t important. There are so many small things that just get under your skin. It makes me feel stupid ranting about them because given the state of the… Read More ›
NOT THE SAME YEAR FOR EVERYONE
For many of us, especially the “grandparent” class, this was another tense, anxious year. We were still mostly locked inside, waiting for a sign that it’s finally okay to go out and safely enjoy whatever life offers. Because I spend… Read More ›
2022? ARE YOU KIDDING?
Holy moly, can it be this late in the century? Weren’t we worried about what would happen when it turned to 2000? Whoosh! Time is speeding by like a diesel at full throttle.
ALL GOD’S CHILDREN
Found this in Garry’s office. Who knows from whom it originated or when? Yet it explains so much….. If your children don’t listen to you, take comfort that God’s omnipotence did not extend to His kids. After creating Heaven and… Read More ›
MY BROTHER ESAU WAS A HAIRY MAN ET AL – BEYOND THE FRINGE – PETER COOK & DUDLEY MOORE
For reasons unknown, being hirsute is offensive to God. From this astonishing revelation, Monty Python was born and we’ve been laughing ever since. Well, some of us anyway. You may put away your bibles. Don’t forget to drop some money… Read More ›
GINGERBREAD ON BOXING DAY
This holiday season, I have yet to eat anything except ONE cannoli. It was the simplest (and best) cannoli — just the cheese without decorations and not dipped in chocolate. Even the apple pie seemed too sweet. To be fair, it… Read More ›
Christmas Eve was a lot of bustling and family and food and all that kind of stuff. Today, though, it’s quiet. Kaity and friend are off to his family and it’s just we four, including Owen’s friend Arthur. It seems… Read More ›
THE HOUSE OF BREAD – RICH PASCHALL
Unique stops in Alsace, by Rich Paschall On my past trips to Alsace, a region in northeast France, we have always found time to visit some of the interesting buildings and unique attractions the area has to offer. The most… Read More ›
BRIGHT CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
A Photo a Week Challenge: Lights Lights and bells and Christmas trees — no holiday is more lit up than Christmas. We have light on the tractor in the driveway, the lights on the tree, and swag light on the window…. Read More ›
Photographs: Kaitlin Kraus Amazing to not be taking the pictures, but Kaitlin is probably already better than I am. To be fair, she started young because I gave her a pretty good camera when she was 10 and her pictures… Read More ›
ANGEL’S SONG by KIM HARRISON
Angel’s Song by Kim Harrison Dedicated to the more than 800,000 victims of COVID. Silent night, holy night.All is calm, all is bright. . . . Humming, Kaylin held her coat close against the cold, more from habit than anything… Read More ›
THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, OR A VISIT FROM ST. NICHOLAS – CLEMENT CLARKE MOORE (The entire poem)
By Clement Clarke Moore ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro’ the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be… Read More ›
HARK THE HERALD TRIBUNE SINGS: GO AND BUY OUTRAGEOUS THINGS!
Fandango’s Provocative Question #149 Fandango’s question this week almost induced a migraine. Yes, we definitely spent more money than usual — especially on food. But a lot of that was Owen because he got a bonus at work and he thought… Read More ›