Living

2 weeks 10 hours ago
Do any of my readers have a bucket list?   I am sure that you do, since nearly everyone does.  Some would be gratifying and some, like mine, will be outrageous and animated.   Of course, like most of you, I have places I long to visit, like Paris, Ireland, New York, and to be served afternoon tea at The Savoy, along with its...
3 weeks 5 hours ago
As I have gotten older I have found that I am slow to anger, but as I was standing in line at a fast-food restaurant recently, an inconsiderate young woman in front of the line pushed me over the edge. She was chatting on her cell phone while the order-taker stood there tapping keys waiting to take the talker’s order. Instead of telling...
3 weeks 5 hours ago
Spring has sprung! Out on our cattle ranch the pastures are green and lush and the yellow wild flowers are prolifically blooming  all in the  abundant green grass. Poke salad is sprouting, young and tender, against the old barns and outbuildings. All this beauty just makes me want to set or maybe lie down on an old quilt and just...
3 weeks 5 hours ago
It took me over two hours to clean out my fridge and freezer last week. I do not want to talk about the level of disgusting that was going on in there.  After I emptied every drawer and threw away unrecognizable leftovers, I went to the grocery store for the first time in months. I would run into the store for a loaf of bread, milk or a...
4 weeks 11 hours ago
You will not see our yard featured in Southern Living Magazine, nor will you see a beautification award posted by the drive, but through the years, the yard has evolved, and seems to have taken on the quirky personalities of Jilda and me. It suits us. We do not use poisons in our yard on things that attack our trees and shrubs. We pull the...
4 weeks 11 hours ago
Before you start to read, I want to make sure you understand that this is my personal little “soap box” that I am standing on today.  These are my feelings only.  You are welcome to disagree with me.  We have heard so much about bullying in schools, in the work place, and just about everywhere people gather together...
5 weeks 4 hours ago
5 weeks 6 hours ago
I got up earlier than usual today. Jilda and I both had doctor appointments, so I slipped out of bed and jabbed the brew button on the coffeemaker with a sleepy finger before heading to the bathroom to get ready. As I splashed hot water from the sink on my face to shave around my beard, steam fogged the glass, so I wiped it with the heel of my...
5 weeks 6 hours ago
I cook a lot, and for the last few years, I have been wanting to upgrade my old recipe box to a binder. The binder has page protectors with two slots for cards and flipping through the binder is so much easier than digging through a recipe box. Last week I finally got around to ordering one and the day it came in the mail I spent about an hour...
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