THINGS YOU DON'T MISS IF YOU NEVER HAD THEM.

We did without a microwave for a week or so and thought we were terribly deprived.  Then I got to thinking about the days before we ever had one.  I managed to feed my family (and feed them well) for twenty years or more before we got a microwave.  I...

After the Summer Rain

The sun has come out, chasing away the gray clouds and pouring rain.  People have come out of their homes to walk and laugh in the sunshine.  Children are playing in the puddles, shouting with glee!  I look out my window and see one beautiful...

I HOPE TO KEEP FROM BEING EMBARRASSED!

The local library is putting on an artists and authors show in mid-September.  I've put in an application and I hope they decide yea or nay soon, because I have to order probably close to two dozen books and it can take a while to get that many.  I...

OUR HEADSTONE

We went to look at our blank headstone today.  It's really pretty, even without all the carving on it.  It's actually a pink granite with lots of sparkles in it, and a few streaks of black.  I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product.   ...

BACK TO THE DARK AGES WE GO!

Well, maybe that's a little overstated, but that's how it feels.  Our microwave bit the dust two days ago.  It's beyond weird not to be able to head up our leftovers in there.  Hubby made Jello yesterday and barely recovered from having to heat the...

WAITING FOR THE TRUE-GREEN GUY

Today it's the True-Green guy, who will come and flood our lovely lawn with a bunch of toxins.  He never gave us a time when he might show up - just the date.   Tomorrow it's the Terminix guy, who will come and flood the area around the base of...

A TOUCHING STORY

I went to the doctor today and forgot half what I meant to ask her, but here's what happened to me that made me a little forgetful.   One of the nurses came in to take my vitals.  When she took my blood pressure, she sort of lingered after she...

OOh! ooh!

Somebody bought two of my books today.  Woohoo!  We're hoping it's the lady at the library.  Hubby was in there a couple of weeks ago talking up my great writing abilities ...

GUT MORGEN!

Well all right.  It's mornng.  What could possibly be other than good this early?  There hasn't been time for the rest of the world to wake up and make a mess of it yet.  Oops!  I spoke too soon!

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

I have often woken up sitting at my computer, unaware that I had fallen asleep and filled 20 or 30 pages in my book with the letter mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!   Now, think deep thoughts and help me with this one, one and all. I sat...