So, my planned topic this week was French toast and the recollections that surround my sometimes... ahhhh... umm... ineffective attempts at preparing this simple dish. That intention was unashamedly ambushed. As the week has progressed and cooler, crisper weather has moved in, I have been forced to conduct my annual (bi-annual actually), relocation of spiders duty...and yes, that was the nice way of putting… Continue reading I Don’t See Spiders Like I Used To!
With everything going on this past week, the sadness that has overtaken our country in a crazy and unfathomable way, it has been a struggle to sit down and concentrate enough to be able to write something light and cheery over the past few days. I think I am pretty sheltered.... no, I know I am very… Continue reading As Long as You Can See the Double Line…
Another summer of hot sun, purple petunias, splashes of ice-cold sweet tea and sweaty front porch settin' has come to a close. As most people are packing the season away to make room for fall's cooler temperatures, yellow mums, cinnamon and spice cider and snuggling on the couch, I am not quite ready to let… Continue reading A Glimpse of a Summer Camp Kid
How, you might ask, does one acquire a two-thousand dollar friend...and Why? I don't know how most people do it, but I can tell you the how for me. Most likely it is not even something that is normally done, but we are talking about me here! As far as investments go, I must say, it… Continue reading Take a Peek at My $2,000 Friend
Looking back, thinking of your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and such is sort of like taking homemade picture shows that you load up and watch in your memory from time to time. The making of those memories in the first place is a sacred, special time. Some of those homemade picture show memories are very… Continue reading Looking Back on Messy Toes, Tents and Scooby-Doo
I rode, as a passenger, by the little white stone cottage today. There were people sitting on the porch in those white, wooden rocking chairs; but papaw was not there. He has not been there for a few months now; but every time I go by that cozy little dwelling I look. I look longingly,… Continue reading Won’t See Papaw On the Porch
This past weekend was an eye-opener for me; well actually, possibly more of a reminder than an eye-opener. It was a reminder that I am very spoiled to my daily routine. My days start with quiet time. Silence. Peace. Tranquil. Serene. This quiet time gives my mind time to reach out and touch the day without… Continue reading No Silence in Sight!
I have been so busy this week that I haven’t had time to sit down and take the amount of time it takes for me to create a new blog post. So I thought I would throw out a “really” old story that I had on an old web page (from way back in 1997!) … Continue reading Seeing That Purple Dinosaur
I suppose I can be sort of a "word-nerd" sometimes. I enjoy it when teachers or speakers explain the root meaning of words. This past Sunday at Cedar Hill was one of those times. The pastor was teaching from Acts chapter fourteen. In this passage Paul tells a man, who had been unable to stand throughout his… Continue reading Open Your Eyes and Stand
My closest childhood friend posted a video to my Facebook timeline titled, "Do You Remember Playing With Paper Dolls?" Her comments were reminiscent of the times we spent playing with paper dolls when we were young. We grew up next door to each other until we were seventeen. We spent much of that time together… Continue reading Ah, Those Blue Eyes