Sad To Be Home?

Good Morning!

This morning, I took a perfect photograph of my breakfast.

Pumpkin bread.

When I uploaded it, it vanished. {I think}

So in its place you get a photograph of the sandwich and wine dinner

we had on the night in Paris, when we filled out our Holiday Cards.

Yes,  we get buzzed and fill out greeting cards.

Don’t you?

I am smiling & giggling here at The Cottage.

We ate dinner, drank wine and had eclairs for dessert.

Perfect moments…..

Yes, I am sad to be home…..

but good things are on my calendar.

Lots of good things!

(stay tuned}

So, today, Wednesday, I send you hugs

and love you.


It Is All In The Perspective


It is good to b e home, but…..

how can I explain my moments while in France?

Each November for many years,

escaping with the love of my life

gives me many things.

A perspective of life.



New and old friends.


So much more,

and as in the photo above,

playing chess with Larry.

{he was setting up the board}

The above photo is my photo….

the photo below is Larry’s.

Larry’s memory is different than mine.

{we had panini, crisps and wine for lunch}

The chess game was a draw.

Imagine how I could have beat him

if I had not been drinking wine.

It is all in the perspective…..

Love you beyond the moon,




My Wonderful Life

Good morning, cast of characters!

Yes, this is the group that greets me  each morning.

My worktable is a complete, wonderful, disaster

that I find inspiring and colorful.


Yesterday, Larry and I took a drive out to Farmersville, TX.

I spent an hour in the yarn shop,


touching, daydreaming, planning

and much to Larry’s happiness

finally checking out with with new yarns.


We came home for Sunday Dinner and Movie.

We grilled steaks on the grill, baked potatoes,

steamed green beans

for dessert I made an old fashioned  Lazy Daisy Cake.

It was good, a little to sweet,

WAIT! What am I saying? Never to sweet!

It was perfectly delicious.

During dinner, our movie was:

While We’re Young

We LOVED it.

It is relevant to what is happening today


Larry and I are still chuckling about some things in the movie.


This  is my last post for a few weeks.

{and I am closing down Face Book}

I wish you happy days and many smiles.

Love you beyond the moon.



Friday Musings

It is finally Friday.

My cold is still in control, I give it till Monday

then I will call Dr L. {sad face}

Larry is at meetings already


I must make brownies after I post this.

These are Larry’s favorite brownies.

Tonight we will have a picnic before the theater. {with brownies!}

We will see


This is a photo from the play….

whats your guess?

Lizzie or Jane?


I went to book club.

We had a wonderful lunch and great discussion.

It was my turn to pick out our next book

and I chose…..

Yes, I have read the book….it hits close to home.


I must away to make brownies.

Soon, I will be taking my annual, November blog break.

I am going to miss you guys.

Love you.



Full moon is tomorrow night.

The Frost Moon.




Book Club Day

“What’s the point of having a book club if you don’t get to eat brownies and drink wine?”

~Jami Attenberg~

I love book club day.

This  past month, we read:

The Paris Architect

{it was brutal and thoughtful. I liked it}

I get to pick out the next book for club….

will let you know the title tomorrow.

Love you.


Happy November

Halloween was over much to quickly this year.

We celebrated in the country last Sunday.

While the kiddos traveled to houses via hay rides,

Lauren served us goodies and Champagne at her house

while she handed out candy.

The Millers came to life as Little Red Riding Hood.

I wore a dress, with a knife through my head.

BUT…..Matilda stole my knife.


Red Riding Hood, slashed?

Jamison had to work and we missed her very much.

Maybe next year, Jami?

I have been really sick.

Is it a cold? The flu?

I give myself one more day

then off to the DR.

Have you had YOUR flu shot yet this year?

{I had mine  weeks ago….go figure}

Happy November.

It is the month of gratitude.

What are you grateful for?

Love you.


My Voice!

After my daughters moved out of the house.

I took a little job at the neighborhood veterinary office.

I was hired as a part time receptionist.

One day a man brought his sweet dog in…

I took all of his information and puppy stayed at the clinic for that day.

The next morning, the man came to pick up his dog

I brought the puppy to him,


 I handed off the puppy to him.

In this process, the man grabbed  my breast.

{and  looked me in the eye when he did it}

I wanted to say that it was not on purpose,

but it was.


That night, I talked to Larry and about it,

he suggested I tell my boss, the DR.

When I told the Dr, I felt like an idiot.


and I have felt like an idiot about this for many years.

That man had no right to grab my breast.

Isn’t it funny that with the publicity about men and sexual harassment

it gave me a voice?

As long as we let people get away with such action, jerks will take full advantage.

Being strong about anything,  allows us to use our voice.

I send love and crushing hugs to you.


PS: during our first year of marriage,

I was sexually attacked at our apartment.

These two situations are completely different.

Remember your voice!




Bueno Sunday

Yesterday was awesome.

Larry and I had Sunday LUNCH and a Movie,

because we were going to a Halloween gathering in the evening.

We had Taco Bueno Tacos for lunch,

and watched a movie,



It was smart and soulful…..

We ate our tacos, then I cuddled up next to Larry


watched the movie.


I had a dentist appointment this morning at 7:50

{and had to cancel}


I was very sick during the night.

I am feeling a little better better now,

but I will rest today..

Enjoy this beautiful day…..Love you.




Organic Moments At The Sea

Larry and I are home from Florida.

It was beautiful and  I needed the sea.

{this weeks song is based on my trip}

Organic moments in the water were as  refreshing as a massage.

My Larry’s company hosted a costumer event


I tagged along.

We rented cabana #14.


I loved cabana time.


When Larry went to the elevator, I could see him from our room.

{on a rainy afternoon at the beach. I stayed in the room and read}


I splurged on my diet.


Sunset views from our room were  perfection.

Abstract days at the beach allow you to come home refreshed and happy.

Now, onward to HALLOWEEN!


Love you.