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No plans for the 4th

  • Posted on July 3, 2014 at 2:06 pm

Independence Day (free clip art)

Independence Day (free clip art)

Normally when the kids were all  young, we would go and find a place where we could watch the best fireworks, but this year since the kids are all near grown, they don’t get into it like I do. My plans however are to just sit out on the deck and watch what the neighbors have in the fireworks department. Most years the folks around here start a week before the holiday and are consistently blowing off firecrackers. My poor dog is terrified for a week before the 4th and then a week after, since it seems like someone in the neighborhood enjoys celebrating even after the night is over.

To all my friends and readers, I want to wish you a happy and safe 4th of July and please remember the men and women who are fighting to continue our freedom.

Rats with Furry Tails

  • Posted on June 27, 2014 at 4:18 pm

squirrels (free clip art)

squirrels (free clip art)

My yard has a squirrel party every evening. There are bunches of them cavorting in the grass and taunting my dogs, who have to sit in their window seats and stare helplessly as the squirrels frolic for hours before the sun goes down.

If my dogs could climb trees, there would be far less squirrels in our neighborhood. But alas, they cannot climb trees, so the squirrels have the advantage – for now.

The Little Things in Life

  • Posted on June 21, 2014 at 8:53 am

Good with the bad (free clip art)

Good with the bad (free clip art)

I love the fact that I’m in my 30′s yet still learning things everyday. I love the understanding I have now that I’m a little bit older. I feel I have experienced enough to take the good with the bad. Plus I feel I’ve experienced enough to make good choices. Most importantly though I finally can truly understand the importance of the little things in life.

For example I see how unimportant money is and how important family is. I see how what you do doesn’t matter half as much as you think it does. I understand that everybody sees things differently and that we should love and respect the differences in each other. I see how this world is such a better place because there are so many people working together to improve the lives of others.  With more men and women a job can get done twice as well. Hopefully a deeper understanding will keep happening with each day.

Cup of Tea

  • Posted on June 15, 2014 at 8:56 pm

cup of tea (free clip art)

cup of tea (free clip art)

Lately when I come home I am exhausted and need to relax for a few minutes. You know – just shift gears from hectic work then frustrating traffic and then home to fix dinner, do laundry, etc.

I found that a nice cup of hot tea is perfect for a couple of quiet minutes. I microwave a cup of water for 1 minute, add an herbal teabag, and 3 or 4 minutes later I am sitting on the front porch sipping my tea.

Very Cool Shoes

  • Posted on June 9, 2014 at 6:04 pm


I wanted to find something new and sassy to wear with jeans. These new sandals are perfect! They have a high heel, which makes my legs look longer, and the colors are perfect to go with denim. the cutouts make the strap design very special. These sandals are at the top of my shopping wish list.