Monthly Archives: September 2017

Super Speed

Last night, I slept in my own bed.

Larry  and I are both exhausted

from our 24 hours in Atlanta.

BUT…..looking back……

on Wednesday night, in Atlanta,

we met Karen and John for dinner.

These two. 

When we are with Karen & John…

life goes at super speed.

so much sharing, laughter, fun, family


memories of the last time we were together,

Now we have one more evening to add to the memories.


John asked Larry to pick the wine.

{it was perfection}

We dined at BONES….in Atlanta.

Now, along with good friends,

we have a favorite restaurant in Atlanta.

I was once again blessed  with special moments

with special people.

Love you beyond the BONES shortbread cookies.





Thursday In Atlanta


Larry has a meeting in Atlanta this morning.

We flew in yesterday, had dinner with

some of our favorite people last night


will fly home today.

Isn’t life wonderful?


 Atlanta is one of two cities in the world to be home to two Nobel Peace Prize winners:

Martin Luther King Jr. & President Jimmy Carter.

Love you.


Lily Of The Valley

Last week, I was feeling down  and missing Libby Dog.

Larry said: Do something that

will make you feel better and remember her.

I went to one of my favorite “shopping” places….

Piggy and Dirt

Where I picked out a special STAR.

It is one of their new designs,

now, we have one for “remembrance”.

Kurt and Becky package the stars in such a wonderful way


the STARS are totally amazing.

The new star has lily of the valley on it….I love it.

All of our stars hang at the dining room window

making us smile daily.

What do you do to cheer up?

I wish you smiles, stars and remembrance.

Love you.


Days Of September

Yesterday was odd.

I worked on Christmas gifts,

Prayed for the victims of 9/11,

Reminisced about adopting Libby Pug Dog

the week after the Twin Tower disaster.

{16 years ago}

{Libby’s AKC name is 

Elizabeth’s Stormy Liberty}

I am tired of odd days….

I am looking forward to

halloween decorations,

the Texas State fair,

dinner at the fire pit


you know….

that happy feeling that comes in Autumn.

I shall be patient.


I forgot to post about Sunday dinner.

We had it on Saturday last weekend,

because Grandparents Day was on Sunday.

I made a chicken pot pie.

Awesome baking dish from Aggie!

It was delicious.


Off I go, in to Tuesday morning.

It is absolutely beautiful outside this morning.

I am inspired  and humbled.

Lionel Richie is singing – YOU ARE

Looks like it is going to be a great day.


Love you.



What is it  that attracts rudeness in people?

Do they do it on purpose or is it in reaction to something?

Is rudeness born in people or do they acquire it?

How much effort does it take to be kind?

I apologize  if I precipitated their rudeness,

I did not do it on purpose… but if they have a bee up the butt,

please do not take it out on me.

That feels awesome to say instead of holding it in.


Love you.




So Glad

Yesterday was book club.

The group met at a local tea room.

We discussed life, this past summer

and the book, Radio Girls.

My lunch was glorious.

After lunch, I went to Farmersville, TX.

In Farmersville, there is am amazing yarn shop.

The Fiber Circle.

I am making a Christmas gift…and needed supplies.

It has been an interesting week.

I am so glad that it is Friday.

Have a lovely weekend.

Love you.


Harvest Moon and Various Joyful Moments

Larry and I do not watch much network TV

but we have found a few series


Amazon Prime and Netflix that we like.

One of my favorites is


We watch it on AMAZON Prime

But it is PBS, so it is in other places too.

Grantchester link

There is something calming and charming about

this show…


Yesterday was a wonderful day.

It was beautiful outside,

I worked on Christmas gifts

and last night was

the full, harvest moon.

Thank you Neil Young

for one of my favorite songs….

Harvest Moon Link


I found this video…

and when Larry watched it, he used the word, mesmerized.


Have a happy, wonderful day.

Love you!


Remembering Roberta

Last week, Larry and I said goodbye to an old friend.

Roberta was a wonderful part our lives for over 30 years.

We met Roberta at church when we joined the

First Presbyterian Church of Plano.

I taught Sunday School and Larry was an elder.

Roberta was part of these committees

and welcomed us with a huge heart.

She loved her children, Arts and Crafts and trashy novels.

I loved how strong she was…

and once her mind was made up about something

that was the end of discussion.

I will remember teaching Presbyterian Women how to

quilt and knit….

{I taught these classes for the city of Plano

and Roberta though it would be great

if I taught them to the women of our church}

She never finished her knit or quilt projects.

The visiting,  sharing an example of faith and fellowship

were her favorite part of the classes.

She was a member of Friends Book Club.

{she was the one who invited me to join}

We will be meeting Tomorrow


Roberta will be in our thoughts and prayers…

and she will be missed.

Rest well dear friend.

Love you.


Quiet Tuesday

Larry is off to emergency meetings.

A new hurricane is brewing  {Irma}


he has many clients/restaurants in FLA.

who are bracing for a new storm.

It is super quiet in The Cottage right now.

My work area is mess.

It does not inspire me at all

but today I will sew.

Just sew and sketch.

here is the funky dress I am making.

I am making it out of an easy dot fabric,

and I figure that I am either

going to love this dress or hate it.

{I will let you know tomorrow.}

I have so much to do today…..

best get busy.

Be happy….

Love you.


Sunday, Dinner and Movie

Can you hear me sigh?

Sunday, Dinner and Movie was spectacular.

We had stuffed eggplant, zucchini and a cheese plate.

Blindfold, white wine

and our movie was

My Old Lady.

I must admit, we started laughing

in the middle of the movie and could not stop.

{we kind of missed the end of the movie…}

Did you  know that My Larry

Peels off wine labels for his wine journal?

I LOVE his wine journals…

they are ART and moments wrapped all together.

Was your weekend spicy?

Happy Labor Day.

Love you.