The first post after a long absence (and sporadic posting prior to it) is always awkward. Where do you start? With an apology for your absence and a promise to turn over a new leaf and do better? Or just jump right in like you just posted yesterday and the day before and the day … Continue reading Welcome Back or Where Do I Begin
Forgotten, Found, Not Remembered
Yes, this post is about a Christmas tablecloth. Yes, Christmas was a week ago and for some, like my OCD neighbors who took down their outdoor lights on Christmas Day, Christmas is over. But I've had this post in my mind for several weeks and just could not make myself sit down and write it … Continue reading Forgotten, Found, Not Remembered
Finishing out November
THIS is why I have not been able to get motivated about any Christmas decorations or anything Christmas. It is finally fall! After a long, hot, dry summer that left most grass and vegetation a boring brown color fall has burst forth in South Texas! I don't think I have ever seen such a spectacular … Continue reading Finishing out November
Wordless Wednesday 11/16/2022
Teacup Tuesday: Texas Ware
photo from the Internet Just to clarify: I do not own any of these dishes. I have no desire to own these dishes. I have eaten many, many meals off of this pattern of dishes. My parents married October 9, 1954 after a brief whirl-wind courtship. They met in July and married in October and, … Continue reading Teacup Tuesday: Texas Ware
What Have You Been Doing?
Two friends and I met for lunch this morning to enjoy some time together and catch up on life events. As best as we can remember, we last saw each other in May or maybe even April. We had a lot to talk about over lunch and lingered well after Frappuccino's were finished. During our … Continue reading What Have You Been Doing?
Fall Officially Arrives, But Where Is it?
Welcome to Fall 2022! It is still very hot where I live, but already the daylight hours are significantly shorter and the angle of the sun has changed. Soon pumpkins will appear on my porch and the chrysanthemums will bud. The long, hot, dry summer is over and we welcome autumn! And yes, four of … Continue reading Fall Officially Arrives, But Where Is it?
Farewell to Her Majesty
Rest in Peace, Queen Elizabeth II. I felt so sorry for her children and grandchildren as they bid their Mummy and Grannie, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, farewell. The past ten days of mourning and the funeral have been stressful for them, and I admire their dignity and composure as they honored her today. The … Continue reading Farewell to Her Majesty
What is this?
Several weeks ago as I was coming into the house through the back door, something flew across in front of me and landed on the brick fireplace chimney. It startled me and I jumped back. But when I saw what it was then I was really startled - what on earth is this? Shaped like … Continue reading What is this?
Tuesday Tablescape: DT Lemons
I'm not sure what drew me to these lemons from the Dollar Tree (DT) in the first place. I had seen others using them for table scaping in a social media group that inspires me. The bright lemons did make a pretty table, but I had no plans to incorporate them into my summer table … Continue reading Tuesday Tablescape: DT Lemons