As I started to write this post I realized that exactly ten years ago today, March 25, 2010, I created the Small Simple Things of Life blog on BlogSpot. Today I had the intention of writing a post on the practice of restarting something that's been abandoned for a period of time, mainly this… Continue reading The 10 year re-start
This afternoon I was thinking about the craziness going on in our grocery stores right now when I remembered the book of World War II rationing coupons my sister and I found in some of my Mother's papers when we were cleaning out her house. I'm sure my Mother had found this memento in my… Continue reading Survival and/or Sensibility
Honestly, I can't say that 2019 has been the best year of my life. I've had some disappointments, we had a life-changing event in my family, and for the most part I've just drifted along. Therefore, I am ready for a new year. Here's to the Roaring 20's and may they bring joy, happiness, and… Continue reading Welcome 2020!
On December 1st a local faith based ministry posted a beautiful starlight picture on Face Book with the caption, "December - the month of joy, happiness and to finish what you started." Well, that's a different approach I thought as I read it, but then again it was good reasoning. We think of December as… Continue reading Time to finish up 2019
It's bewitched that I am with this smiling trio of elves on the shelf! Every time I walk by them (and that's many times a day) they make me smile no matter what I'm doing or how I'm feeling. Although I do have to wonder why they're smiling and what they've been up to when… Continue reading Bewitched
If you live in close proximity of the Atlantic Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico (within several hundred miles at least) then you know that each year from late May until the end of November you are living through hurricane season. Storms develop and some will quickly disappear while others gain strength and take aim… Continue reading Watching the track
Tired and worn old floors may not appeal to everybody, but they certainly do to me. Unnoticed by those who walk across them they offer a sense of stability and comfort under my feet. They are old, yet sturdy and enduring. Gently worn by the many shoes and boots, maybe some barefeet, too, that have… Continue reading Squeak and Creak
Summer arrived long before the Summer Solstice did in the heart of Texas. The heat, humidity, and mosquitos made an entrance early in May. Our only redemption is that we have had beneficial rains and some reasonably sensible temperatures at brief intervals. It's definitely summer and people are turning their thoughts to staying cool,… Continue reading Good ‘ol summertime
On this Memorial Day let us remember those who gave their lives defending this flag and all that it represents. Let us remember that as the living we also have a duty to defend our freedom and the Constitution that governs us. We must vigilant, proud, and strong in our support of our great country.… Continue reading Happy Memorial Day 2019!
The Fabulous Fifties! Americans were fascinated and obsessed with rockets and jet engines and car designers gave them just that with the designs of the 1950's. Hood ornaments, tailfins, and lots of chrome reflected the culture of America at that time. 1959 brought an excess of space age details to automobile designs. Fueled by the… Continue reading Back in the day – part 2