Wednesday, July 19, 2023


Thinking about blogging again.  I enjoyed blogging years ago. Something worth considering.  Currently I am writing stories and I may have to postpone this reunion until I complete those unfinished projects.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019


So glad I am recuperating at home.  Here I can follow a plan combining rest and activity.  Off to see a doctor today.  First clean up kitchen (dishes), etc.  Next shower and a little bit of laundry sorting.  Will do a couple of small loads when I get a minute.  Main exercise activity:  walking.  We have breezeways where undercover I can walk back and forth taking in lots of fresh air and sunshine.  Also, looking forward to sitting on my little porch where I can sip coffee, read and relax.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Self Care While Healing from Major Surgery

Setting Daily Goals when Healing.  One or two little “to do” things is enough.  Today will play Put Away (small things like filing papers—weight under 5 pounds).  Hope to retrieve a favorite quilt from cleaner.  I will have someone else carry the quilt because it is way too heavy for me.

Saw some magnificent pie crust art on Facebook.  Awesome.  Did some research because those designs took my breath away.  Wow!  Our world is filled with creative souls and they are inspiring.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

A Realization

How sad it is to know that the next generation may be missing something super powerful.  Minimalism has its advantages, but it locks out many memories.  If we keep things that are meaningful in our lives,  we are surrounded by all the moments shared by those things.  I cannot bring myself to toss away those reminders of the good times and not so good times.  The Secretary, in the living room, was a gift.  That was fifty years ago.  It shows wear and tear yet is still as regal as ever to me.

I was going to start simplifying.  I may do some of that, but I will not be as ruthless as I had planned because I changed my mind.  My things are important to me and if my kids don’t feel the same way then that is their loss.  Their loss is not going to be my loss.  I am going to enjoy my life, and my history.  I have had a great life filled with love and experiences.  I wouldn’t trade it for any other one.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019


Typed five draft pages for book today.  Ideas came easily.  I am enjoying this typewriter keyboard.  Truly was a great investment for me and my writing.  Is the way I am accustomed to working/writing and I find it easy to use.  The flow is smooth and almost effortless.  Wish I had done this sooner.  Oh well, better late than never,  Included the following two images taken 6 years ago.  Probably only one image will be kept for inclusion.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Experiment and Let the Work Evolve

Some things work and some things don’t.

Lately I am noticing how some artists are grasping at straws.  In my opinion, it is better to let things evolve slowly and deliberately (expressing the same tone) than to toss anything and everything into the market place.  Experiment. then share, keeping in mind that everything isn’t necessarily good.  It is through experiencing failure that we succeed.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Recording Memories

Yesterday and today I have been writing down memories and anything I would like to remember.  Today I started sketching an ashtray I used as a child to mix oatmeal and water together for my dolls at my grandma’s.  Definitely a work in progress.  I haven’t sketched anything in years (until this year).  No time like the present to start honing that skill again.