One of the writers I know chooses a word every January to focus themselves for the coming year. I like the idea, so I am going to try it this new year. The word I have chosen this year is: FORWARD For me, this is almost the perfect word for 2021. This past year was, … Continue reading What’s the Word?
That little break from all the social media stuff was nice, and I enjoyed it. I can't say I didn't miss it, but I think a rest period now and again is a good thing at times. Just dropping back and letting the world go by on its own is a necessary reset. But, as … Continue reading Winter Wednesday
It's almost the end of March, and you know what the means, right? Well, maybe not, but what it means for me is that it is time to start thinking about this year's garden. I have thought about it before this, and have my plan for the year, plus I ordered seeds. But we are … Continue reading Monday Musings: Marching On
Continuing our weekend walks with Lambeau, this week we went to Dexter Drumlin in Lancaster MA. Did you know that a drumlin is an elongated hill in the shape of an inverted spoon or half-buried egg formed by glacial ice? And that the word comes from the Irish word droimnin, meaning "littlest ridge"? I didn't. … Continue reading Monday Musings: A Walk in the Park (Sort of), Back to School for Pups, and Some Writing Related Stuff
I'm pretty sure we did. How about you? It was a good day. All the kids and grandkids were here. It was noisy, and chaotic, and frankly, by the time they all left, I was grateful for the quiet! But that's what a holiday is- family and fun and festivity. Dinner was delicious, everyone seemed … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts: We Made It Through Christmas, Didn’t We?
And the holidays are officially over, I guess. Most people are back to work today. Most celebrations are over. We try to get back into the normal daily routine, after vacations and holiday travel. As much as the holidays are fun and festive and fantastic, there is a certain feeling of right about getting back … Continue reading Monday Musings: Back to the Grind, Upcoming Stuff, Dog Park Fun, Star Wars, and Audiobooks
First thing I have to do is send a shout-out to our chili friend, Scott Navaroli from Massachussetts, who became the 2015 International Chili Society Salsa champion at the World Championship in Reno, Nevada this weekend. It is always good when a champion comes from our chili family. I always thought Scott made a championship … Continue reading Monday Musings: Chili Champions and One More Cook Off, Brrrr!, and Here Come the Holidays
Went to see the D.O. at our doctor's office on Monday for my knee. He thinks it is an arthritis flare, not the bursitis my doctor thought. He said he didn't detect any bursitis or ligament or tendon issues. But there definitely is swelling and discomfort. He gave me a steroid injection, and, Holy Drug … Continue reading Monday Musings: Knee Solution, Movie Time, Weekend Work and Play, and Writing Updates
As I type this, we are watching football. Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers. If there is anyone who doesn't already know this, we are Packer fans here. Heck, we named the dog Lambeau! Green Bay is my sentimental team. My Dad was a Packer fan, and my memories of watching and learning about pro … Continue reading Monday Musings: Football, Reading, and Writing (No ‘Rithmetic!)