Monday, July 21, 2014


I love trains.  I really miss traveling on them; it has been sixteen years since the last time.  I wish I could travel that way again but that's not going to happen with the vertigo thing going on.  Traveling by trains is: so peaceful - fun watching our country go by the window - exciting meeting fellow travelers - relaxing while reading a good book.  Amtrak!  I miss you!!!

Cartoon provided by:  Reader's Digest

Friday, July 18, 2014

Me, Me, Me

I find it fascinating how we all manage to 'zero in' on ourselves.  It can be amusing or very frustrating.  I am trying to listen more and talk less - not an easy thing for our family.  LOL!!!

Have a truly wonderful weekend!

Cartoon provided by:  Reader's Digest

Monday, July 14, 2014

Hot and Humid!

It has been in the low 90s, raining every other day or so, and humid.  A real surprise as it is hardly ever humid except when it is actually raining.  This morning we had 80% humidity but no rain and none is expected; well, perhaps a chance this afternoon.  Not used to the humidity but it is a nice change from out usual 4 % - 8 %.  The Summer Monsoon has definitely arrived!

Friday, July 11, 2014

New Stuff

Every time a "New Thing" comes out it seems there are an enormous amount of problems with it.  Whether it be a smartphone, app, computer 'gizmo', DVR upgrade,or whatever - issues seem to abound.  So, my philosophy, if I am interested in the new item I will wait - see what happens, if it gets fixed, etc... before I buy.  Safer that way.

Have a wonderful, fun, safe summer weekend!

Cartoon provided by:  Reader's Digest

Monday, July 7, 2014


Rebekah is 16 1/2 years old.  She is our oldest granddaughter of three.  She is beautiful (look at those eyes), intelligent, funny, creative (she's been writing and illustrating books since she was three! and check out the hair color - it changes multiple times a year), VERY funny, and we love her (as we love all our beautiful granddaughters) so very much.  We have only seen her twice in 2009 and 2012 since they moved to the Czech Republic in 2007 when she was 9 1/2; she left a little girl and now she is a young woman. We miss her, Roxie, Krista, and Danny very much.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014

Summer Fun

Misha and Marcelle enjoying their pool yesterday.  Some of the best times we all spent together, when my girls were young, were at the pool.  John and I grew up loving to swim and we made sure the girls learned also.  They are (not sure how long it's been since Krista swam) both good swimmers. Krista's girls too.  So, we have a family of 'fish'.