Camping Notes

A year ago we took Weston Camping. He was 5. We had a blast. We played cards, we explored, we hiked, we went to a swimming hole, cooked s'mores and hot dogs. Played with the fire. He made campground friends on the little loop we camped on. Gracie joined us and we celebrated her birthday. … Continue reading Camping Notes

F*R*I*E*N*D*S

Today my 18 month old grandson lightly hit his head and exclaimed, "owww." His mother's response? "Oh, did Monica Bang?" Which would normally be a weird response, and for those that know, you know. For those that don't know, this is a scene from our favorite family show, "FRIENDS." One rainy summer day in the … Continue reading F*R*I*E*N*D*S

Our B&B Adventures.

When I was a teenager, my mother was enamored with a new type of lodging called "The B&B." I suppose it was not new of course, but it was recently getting trendy - it was in it's zenith. My parents scheduled a few trips, stayed at B&Bs and Country Inns, then came home to tell … Continue reading Our B&B Adventures.

Binge Watching Harry Potter

A movie trailer came across my social media feed. Interested, I clicked and watched the preview of a Harry Potter cast reunion. It had movie clips from over the years and I couldn't help but smile about how darn cute and scintillating they all were! And I couldn't help but think back to our family … Continue reading Binge Watching Harry Potter

It’s All in the Details.

How do you pronounce Hygge?  Huggie?  I guess it really doesn't matter, what matters is that this unique word just keeps showing up on my pinterest board and in Pottery Barn catalogs and home decorating/lifestyle blogs that I read.   So... I investigated.   I checked out and read "The Little Book of Hygge."  I looked … Continue reading It’s All in the Details.

New Mexico Nights

Yet ANOTHER poem in the stash I came across! Photo by Roberto Nickson on Pexels.com New Mexico Nights Summer nights Hot under a Bright New Mexico moon. Adults laugh Sip Cherry Wine Homemade Under the tree. Neighborhood roaming Toad catching Tree climbing Cousins. Those New Mexico Cousins Rough and tumble T-shirts. Farmers tans Friendly Fun.

A Single Moment

Another of the poems I found recently! A Single Moment Gauzy, dreamy heat The sun high Shimmers And Pale She takes one look Over her shoulder Takes his hand And leaves us Behind.

Because of Lives

I stumbled across some old journals I kept while I was working. They took me right back to a time. A place. A state of mind. Because of lives Today I taped the windows Removed all Line Of Sight Items. A protective measure - In a climate of fear In a culture of guns It … Continue reading Because of Lives

How We Remember: Camping

Photo by Jens Mahnke on Pexels.com I have been retired 26 days. I am a teacher, so when people ask me how I like retirement, I always say, "Ask again in September, then it will be real." So like most summers, I have relaxed a little, slept in a little, played in my garden a … Continue reading How We Remember: Camping