In our digital world I honestly thought paper hurricane tracking maps were a thing of the past. When I found this one in my grocery bag yesterday, I was quite surprised and had a quick memory rush. Hurricanes are intertwined through the years of my life and have always fascinated me. Watching them form and … Continue reading Tracking the Tropics
By night on the deck The summer of 2022 is going to be the summer I went solar. No, not those panels decorating so many roofs. I've gone solar with casual lighting for my deck and front porch. By day on the deck It really started with the front porch and wanting a soft light … Continue reading Summer Night Lights
No, Silly Me isn't a china pattern. It's me! I'm still laughing at myself about this and probably will every time I pick up the two pieces of Asiatic Pheasant that I own! I bought this plate in a thrift store, probably for less than $5, several years ago. I really don't care for birds … Continue reading Tuesday Teacup: Silly Me
I had this Sunday brunch inspiration while driving home from early church. Remember to find time to relax and enjoy life; it’s too short to miss out on moments of peace and happiness!
Little Free Libraries, like WPA markers, almost always catch my eye. If I can't stop, then I make it a point to return and get pictures, straighten up books, and leave a few books. I have the app on my phone, but am finding that many do not pop up there, but they certainly exist. … Continue reading Little Free Library: A Sad Story
Kingsley, made by Lenox from 1954-1979 My parents married in October 1954 after meeting for the first time in July of 1954. They never talked much about their courtship and exactly when in that time period they became engaged. Daddy was already active duty Air Force and home on leave. Mama was working at and … Continue reading Teacup Tuesday: Kingsley by Lenox
Sunday morning, after attending an early church service, I decided to take a quick trip to Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery to see if the Memorial Day flags had already been placed. The "quick" trip turned into a 45-minute journey through the cemetery grounds and down a small road along the back of the post … Continue reading Memorial Day 2022
Frantic at 40 quilt by Robyn Lieberman, Tyler Texas Have you ever felt like this? I think that's how I feel right now, but not frantic. I'm fragmented. After an unproductive day yesterday by 5 p.m. I was totally frustrated and started thinking about what I had done all day. Well, let's see. I went … Continue reading Please Wait. I’m Defragmenting.
Wave that flag and ring the dinner bell! Let's eat! Hot weather is here where I live and that means it is time to transition from spring decorations to summer. Since May ends with Memorial Day and then June leads into Independence Day, I decorate with a Patriotic theme for the first part of the … Continue reading Tablescapes: Patriotic and Summer
What is it about blue bicycles? This pillow immediately caught my eye and, of course, it came home with me to spend the summer in this chair. I was looking for a summer theme pillow and this was the perfect choice! Perhaps the blue bicycle attraction is based on this one that served me well … Continue reading The Blue Bicycle