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!

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

Farmhouse Table

Is it possible to love something inanimate? Like a table? Let me explain. There is this show I was obsessed with a while back, it was called "Parenthood." (This will have a bit of a spoiler). Each episode begins with the whole family around a big table in the back yard. Grandparents, parents, kids, grandkids. … Continue reading Farmhouse Table

Really Bad Vacation

Let me start by saying that I LOVE the Oregon Coast. For so many years and for so many road-trips, the Coast was our destination. So much so, that when our middle daughter got married, she had her wedding in Cannon Beach. She just had such fond memories of summers spent there. So much so … Continue reading Really Bad Vacation

Resolution for 2020 (and Forever)

Bonnie, my beautiful sister I updated my FB messenger the other day. A mundane task not worthy of writing about, except that later, I was searching for a date reminder on messenger when I discovered that now, with the update, I could see all my old messages! Messages going back ten years. Yes. Of course … Continue reading Resolution for 2020 (and Forever)

The Best Kind of Picture

In the better late than never category, I decided it was high time I jotted a little something about the Holidays. There is picture my husband has on his phone that sums up the tone of our Holidays.  It is in the cabin we rented at the Ski area.  He took it from the loft … Continue reading The Best Kind of Picture

Birthday Gifts

It's my birthday!  Last night as I drifted off to sleep I tried to remember birthdays from my past.  From when I was a kid and others.  And it was hard. When I was kid, birthdays were simply not a big deal.  Yes.  There was cake, my Mother always baked a cake, but there was … Continue reading Birthday Gifts

Perfect Peppered Steak

(The prompts: Peppered Steak, smirk, eclectic) When I was a child we rarely ate out.  Sunday meal were huge pot roasts we ate for days, meals were hearty, healthy and unremarkable.  Sorry mom.  But they were.  If my dad was working and it was a summer day, my mom might drive through McDonald's for burgers … Continue reading Perfect Peppered Steak

Little Birds Fly the Coop

Yesterday someone asked what it was like to be an "empty nester."  One of those poor, frazzled people who have a kid in elementary, middle and in high school.  I just smiled and said, "The freedom."  That is what we like the best, the freedom to do pretty much anything.  Go away for a weekend?  … Continue reading Little Birds Fly the Coop