Coffee Culture

Photo by Chevanon Photography on Pexels.com As I sit here this rainy morning, drinking my coffee, like I always do, I am contemplating how so many of our family rituals have coffee at the center. Every night, Scott cleans the carafe, grinds the beans and sets the timer. Every night. In the morning, the dog … Continue reading Coffee Culture

Don’t Let The Rain Stop You.

I live in Ketchikan, Alaska where we get 150 inches of rain per year on average. Really. Google it. When I saw the Saturday Six Word Story prompt was "Rain," I knew I had the perfect story-telling picture in my phone. Recesses are rainy here, and the kids don't let that stop them.

Summertime, And The Living Is Easy…

I love a pumpkin spice latte and a cozy sweater the much as the next person. I love a crisp fall day with yellow leaves crunching underfoot, I love inky skies with bright stars, but I have to admit, I absolutely love summer. Summer, and all it brings. In summertime the air is soft, leaves … Continue reading Summertime, And The Living Is Easy…

Nosy and a little Naughty

I am enjoying these picture prompts!! I wanted to take a selfie with my darling grandson, but my efficacy was dashed when a naughty puppy interrupted the conversation with a cold wet nose! It did not help the design of the photo when little grandson offered aid by fixing my hair!! (five prompt words in … Continue reading Nosy and a little Naughty

Good Old Classic

A fun new prompt today asked that we find a song that fits one of these prompt words: Baking/Bread/Cake/Pie/Picnic Of course the FIRST song to pop in my head was "Someone Left The Cake Out In The Rain," which I JUST discussed with my husband describing the WORST song ever written. I googled Cake and … Continue reading Good Old Classic

CHEERS! – Water, Water Everywhere!

Here is the perfect picture for BOTH "Pair" and "Water, Water Everywhere!" One, two, three and sweet little pair of salt shakers. Don't you love the simple things in life? And speaking of the simple things in life... what about the small things? The beauty of a raindrop. Woke up to rain this morning. Dug … Continue reading CHEERS! – Water, Water Everywhere!

Not a Cat Lady!

I only remember Bridget from pictures. A sassy siamese who hid under the bed, scratched and hissed at us kids, and loved only my mom. She died when my family moved to Alaska, so I must have been 6 then. It was a bit tragic - a hard lesson in living in the frigid cold. … Continue reading Not a Cat Lady!

Pocket Gardens: (Flower Challenge)

This is our second summer in our new house. Last year we put in a lot of work on the garden: We tore out some sod and created two flower spaces, or "Pocket Gardens"... one I call "The Woodland Garden," and the other is "The Cottage Garden." The woodland garden is nestled under the cedars … Continue reading Pocket Gardens: (Flower Challenge)

Sweet Baby Blessings

I am heading home today and it is Soooo hard to say goodbye to this sweet little babe. To you, my newest grandson, Viggo. I was so lucky to be here to meet you when you just hours old, and to spend the first few weeks of your life with you! It is worth noting … Continue reading Sweet Baby Blessings

Because of Zoom

Zoom, Google Hangouts, Microsoft Teams. Virtual meeting spaces... Now that these internet meetings are the new norm, there are a million blogs and observations out there about them. Late night comedians have done skits and jokes about them endlessly - as in... Yes. I know. He might not be wearing pants. I know. That might … Continue reading Because of Zoom