I'm absolutely dying to go somewhere. Anywhere. I'm a vagabond at heart and staying home day after day has really squelched my wandering spirit. But I'm happy to stay home and stay safe! Therefore, I find I have no excuse not to catch up on organizing a few thousand pictures and catching up on my… Continue reading Let’s Go Somewhere
One chilly, dreary day in late January of this year I headed out on a little day trip. As usual, I had a plan that I knew most likely would not work out the way I intended; that's how I day trip. I made my first stop - a yarn shop in Comfort, Texas -… Continue reading Awake! Imagination!
One of the problems associated with returning to an inactive activity is deciding where to start. I have many things I want to share, new ideas and things I've experienced since left off blogging. However, fellow blogger, Suzassippi, also recently returned to blogging and was inspired to share a series featuring various teas she enjoys and… Continue reading Teacups, saucers, and other china – oh my!
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