Do you like to cook / bake?

Most of the year, I don’t spend a lot of time making meals. Only my hubby and I are home. So, many of our dinners are quick and easy, with veggies, salad and some type of protein, no sauces, gravies or casseroles. Though I like them, they take too long to prepare. Still, as the…

I Love the Winter Weather – not really

I confess I am a person who likes winter from Thanksgiving through the first week of January, aka, The Holidays. And then, I’m done. The truth is I am not a cold-weather person at all. I can take the summer heat way better. My cold-weather life improved when I discovered UGGs. My feet stay warm,…

Seasons Greetings

Tomorrow is Christmas Day–the day of Jesus’ birth. The day we celebrate friends and family. Goodwill on Earth. This is a favorite Christmas movie of Vicki’s. The story of a baby’s birth in an auto court in the 1950’s. Follow the link to youTube and watch. You’ll laugh and cry, especially at the end. 🙂…

Gorgeous New England

We got back late on October 11 from a 7 day trip to Maine followed by 3 days in New Hampshire. Our last trip was in 2018. We’ve been fortunate to make almost twenty trips to New England starting with my first year as an elementary school principal. I lived in Massachusetts when I was…

Clean-up and the “H” Word

You may be wondering how clean-up, especially doggie poo clean-up, is inspirational? It’s a stretch. LOL. Hang on, and let’s think a bit. Recently, I participated in a Zoom chat with friends. The topic segued into a discussion on I “hate” projects. The “H” word was used multiple times, and my thinking turned to—I don’t…

Defining Courage

Definition of Courage: the strength of character; will power; daring; fortitude.

Normal

I usually blow off comments about “normal” by quoting something I heard long ago… “Normal is just a setting on the dryer.” ~unknown But as much as I love that line, I’m putting it aside today while sharing some of my thoughts about life getting back to normal. I believe the time has come to…

Sunday Lines: Sunday, November 22

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors with the theme WHEN YOU VEER OFF THE PATH Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author. “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” ~ Maya Angelou Jacquie Biggar  Losing one’s way can lead…

Sunday Lines: Sunday, November 8

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors with the theme WHEN YOU VEER OFF THE PATH Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author. Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress. ~ Nicholas M….

Sunday Lines: Sunday, October 11

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors with the theme WHEN THE ROAD GETS BUMPY. Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author. “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.” ~ Hannah Moore Sharon Wray…

Sunday Lines: Sunday, November 27

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors with the theme, GRATITUDE. Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author. “Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” ~ Eckhart Tolle S. A. Taylor “I don’t…

US THANKSGIVING 2022

Are you celebrating this holiday this weekend? I know our Canadian friends celebrated last month. If you’re traveling, I hope you don’t have too many delays or dangerous roads to slow down your celebration. I hope you’re with family and/or friends. My family comes to our house for the day. From our first married Thanksgiving,…

Sunday Lines: Sunday, November 20

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors with the theme, GRATITUDE. Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author. “Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone.”~ Gertrude Stein Darlene Deluca “The thankful heart opens our eyes to a multitude of blessings that continually…

Sunday Lines: Sunday, November 13

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors with the theme, GRATITUDE. Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author. “Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” ~ Eckhart Tolle Darlene Deluca “When we focus…

Snow is a four-letter word

Snow. Snow is a four-letter word. To me, it’s a terrible word and a terrible thing! To me, it means cold and gray days. It means the hassle of wearing hats and gloves and coats and scarves. It means difficult driving conditions, car accidents and shoveling injuries that can wreak havoc in lives. Okay, I…

Sunday Lines: Sunday, November 6

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors. Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author. “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” ~ Oprah Winfrey…

Sunday Lines: Sunday, October 30

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors. Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author. “Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.” ~Unknown Vicki Batman “Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves…”…

Happy Halloween, Almost

What are your memories-recent or long ago- about Halloween? Is this something you always celebrated? Did your kids? Do you remember maybe back in the early 80s when we had the terrible scare about nut cases putting bad stuff in kids’ candies? Unfortunately, now we’ve got nut cases putting drugs in some bags. Makes me…

Sunday Lines: Sunday, October 23

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors. Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author. “It’s never too late to be what you might’ve been.” ~ George Elliot Reggi Allder “Into each life some rain must fall.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Vicki Batman…