A fool thinks himself to be wise,

but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.

~William Shakespeare~


It has been a long week and it is only Wednesday!

I guess I am not as wise as I am a fool.

Love you.


Found Photos

A couple of weeks ago, I  posted about Larry climbing to a cave at Shipwrecks Beach, Kaua’i.

here is the picture…….

Well, being the kind wife I am,

I was doing him a favor by getting all of  the photos off his camera

and look what I found.

He said: I took a picture of YOU from the cave.

I laughed.

{he had other fun, surprising photos on his camera!}

I was thinking, if you REALLY want to know someone,

look at the photos on their camera.

If I looked at your camera, what would be the most revealing photo there?

Have a happy revealing day!

Love you.


Sunday, Dinner and Movie.

Photo: Pink on the left is from Hanalei, as is Green. Pink is mine, Green is Larry’s and they watch over the kitchen.

Yesterday, I made Sunday dinner.

It has been awhile since I have felt like doing it


hope that going forward I am more consistent.

Larry helped me cook and we had the best time.

I made a pascade….a French goodie. {and it was delish}

Our dinner plates were full, but with clean, proteins.

Larry made the faites maison frites……they were amazing. Home made fries.

I made steak with maitre’d  butter and we had the pascade with dinner.

Our wine was a pleasant surprise.

The Bunny Malbec. LOVED it.

For dessert, I made homemade shot glasses out of dark chocolate.

Filled with chocolate mousse…was lovely.

Our movie was To Catch a Thief. Oldie but goodie


it always inspires me to make a vintage garment. {I have something planned!}

I have something planned…but must find the “right” fabric from Mood Fabrics in NYC.

Have a great day…..smile often.

Love you beyond shopping for fabrics on the Internet.


After A Year

Yesterday, I got out my big camera.

It has not been used since Libby Pug Dog passed away.

We could not find the battery charger…for awhile that is


camera was dead as a door nail.

I updated all things with camera and new lap top and brought it back to life.

This is the first shot I took with camera after one year of rest.

I did not edit the shot,


it makes me smile.

At least I smiled yesterday, yes?

Have a happy Sunday.

Love you.



Camp Robi, A Bubble and The Beach

It is that time of year again.

 is being planned.

Matilda had suggestions…and she wrote them down.

I honestly cannot tell you how much I love this note from her.

This year, instead of once a week camp, it will be sleep-over camp

Matilda felt that 3 nights away from her parents  would be enough,

so, that is what we will do.

I am making the schedule now….


I would like to thank everyone

for sharing their “bubble” words with me yesterday.

I send crushing hugs to  who need them…

and thanks to the ones who shared positive, words of hope and love.


It is a hot Friday morning in Texas.

and to be honest, I am dreading each hot, blasted day of this summer.

I want to be at the beach and that is no lie.

Photo: I took this shot one night while having a picnic with a friend. It rained off and on, the pizza and salad tasting better with each drop of rain.

Larry and I have to go to Austin soon


I am making a dress for dinner out with people. You know, WORK people.

Guess I best get busy.

Have a good weekend….

Love you.


Tea Wisdom

I would like to thank all of the readers who commented on yesterdays post.

The comments were mostly about the immigrant children separated from parents,

claiming that  God does not “have it” covered.

I had to delete most of the  comments. I am sorry.

This blog is just my journal. That is all.

My politics and many opinions are not shared here.

If I am deeply troubled I do not share that either.

It is just my spot to ponder, rejoice, smile  and share.

My journal.

“Tea Wisdom”

Tea beckons us to enjoy quality time

with friends and loved ones


especially to rediscover the ART

of relaxed conversation.

~Dorothea Johnson~


Love you beyond my favorite tea cup.



The Guy Upstairs

Yesterday  was an amazing day.

Fathers Day 2018!

Larry heard from both of his daughters early in the morning.

We exercised then got cleaned up for church.

(Church was wonderful with a visiting minister from Belfast,  NI)

We came home…and I made a squash casserole.

Photo: Thank you Aggie for the wonderful JP casserole! (a birthday gift)

My new dish was perfect for the squash.


I loved yesterday. Larry is the most wonderful man and deserves being recognized for it.

He has been supportive and loving over these past difficult years.

His kind spirit inspires me every day


I am honored to be spending my life with him.

I hope that you all had a good Fathers day


that the Father in your life was happy.


It is very cloudy today.


I walked almost 4 miles and now the laundry is spinning.

I keep thinking about yesterdays sermon at church:

“Thy Will Be Done”

Guess I have nothing to worry about,

The Guy upstairs has this.

Yes, go on and smile……

Love you.


Happy Fathers Day

Fathers Day is this Sunday.

I have  many thoughts about the day.

I can never remember

my father ever saying I love you to me.

It was a difficult relationship, and life was OK.

 I thought it was normal for all fathers

to be rude and non loving……

On a sweeter note,

I am married to the BEST father and husband in the world.

{ perhaps that was the trade off?}

Larry, My Larry.

Husband, Father and Grandfather.

Joy of my life and the center of my world.

Every day I thank God for you.

Happy Fathers Day my love.

I love you beyond the moon.


The Bluebird Of Happiness

Photo: from Internet

I saw a bird like this at the park this  morning.

I was there for one hour, exercising.

I was there with Marines, Nannys and a zillion kiddos,

The bird was my favorite part of the morning.

The Marines were exercising like crazy…and running, not jogging, RUNNING.

The Nannys were visiting with each other as their charges abused the  park wildlife.

The blue-bird appeared on a sign post and looked very hard at me.

Isn’t it funny, how something like that,

 in such a fleeting moment of your day

can make the other “stuff” leave your mind?

It is a beautiful day today!

Love you.