M&Ms vs Skittles – Fight!

OMG! This looks like fun!

Please Forgive me!

I know us writers are supposed to be able to do everything fast and accurate, but once in a while we need to re-group. I try to post every day, but life interferes. This week-end we spent cleaning Miranda, and getting a new book ready to publish. Miranda has been in storage and needs aContinue reading “Please Forgive me!”

Mirante do Inferno, Parque Nacional da Serra dos Órgãos, Brazil

When I first looked at this I saw white splashing water, then I realized it was either fog or clouds. Beautiful!

My Poem, “Haiti – The Forgotten Dying Land,” Now Part Of The Anthology, “Inner Eye”

Oh, Joni so beautiful and sad! Congratulations on your publication. Your story brought tears to my eyes and my soul. Your words sent pictures to my mind in living color.

Teal Ducks

You may wonder why I am blogging this. My friend Roadtirement posted a picture of a duck with a most unusual coloration. I googled it and found the species is Teal Ducks. A teal duck is a a type of small freshwater dabbling duck. Don’t know what a dabbling duck is? Well, it is aContinue reading “Teal Ducks”

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if life was this easy?

You see something that you want and feel you need, like beauty, brains, or success, and you just have to pick it off the tree of life? Unfortunately, life is not like that!  It appears that some people have the Midas touch, and everything they touch turns to gold.  Others struggle their whole lives, andContinue reading “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if life was this easy?”

An Old Farmer’s Advice

Us modern people could pay attention to some of these axioms; Keep skunks and bankers at a distance! Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight, and bull-strong! Life is simpler when you plow around the stump! A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere Tractor! Words that soak into your ears are whisperedContinue reading “An Old Farmer’s Advice”

Fool your guests with this mock apple pie that can be made with saltines. Break them into pieces, pile them into a waiting crust and top with a lemon-infused syrup that magically makes the crackers taste like apples.

If you say so! I have heard of this many times, but have never seen it successfully done. It looks like the real thing. I have never heard of Lemon infused syrup, so maybe that is the ticket. If anyone tries it, blog your success.

A real Man is:

One that loves to bathe his newborn babies! And delights in making the mess that goes along with trying to keep all the tiny legs and arms in side the tub while being mindful or the most important head not going underwater. And can even bringing himself to clean up the mess. One that learnsContinue reading “A real Man is:”

Ruby and Nolan’s Great Adventures in Space

My first published book. There are 7 books in this series. Prologue: How does a family cope with making a life-changing decision?  We have all had to make them at least once in our lives.  Does the family become closer or drift apart?   This fictional story allows you to peek inside the lives of oneContinue reading “Ruby and Nolan’s Great Adventures in Space”

Good Morning!

Some words of wisdom to help you get through your day! “Never miss a good chance to shut-up!” “Good judgement comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgement” “Lettin’ the cat otta the bag is a whole lot easier’n puttin’ it back.” This one refers to politicians, I think. You tellContinue reading “Good Morning!”

No. 844 A living Legend

Living Legend Northern No. 844 We were work-camping in Benson, Arizona, several years ago, and Steam Locomotive No. 844 train stopped briefly outside of town.  It stayed long enough to get some pictures of the last steam locomotive built for the Union Pacific Railroad in 1944.  I took a million pictures with my little Kodak! Continue reading “No. 844 A living Legend”

Some early morning thoughts

“Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs.” Malcolm Stevenson Forbes Here is something to think about; Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. Itr knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it could get killed. Every morning a lion wakes up and it knows itContinue reading “Some early morning thoughts”

Help Wanted

Am I the only person who has noticed the employment advertisements a tiny bit confusing? As a female “Peeking over the hill” seeking employment, find the flowery phrases leave a lot to be desired.  Do you really need a 6 paragraph narrative to clearly state what you are offering? You might want to consider clearlyContinue reading “Help Wanted”

Just a couple things to think about

It is fun being in the same decade with you. -Franklin Roosevelt, in a letter to Winston Churchill Son, looks to me like you’re spending too much time on one subject. -Shelby Metcalf, Texas A&M basketball coach, to a player who received four F’s and a D No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.Continue reading “Just a couple things to think about”

Recipe: Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

Don’t say I never did anything for you! Here is a delicious cake just for you.

Irish Heart Attack

A man suffered a serious heart attack and had an open heart bypasssurgery. He awakened from the surgery to find himself in the care of nuns at aCatholic Hospital. As he was recovering a nun asked him questions regarding how he wasgoing to pay for his treatment. She asked if he had health insurance. HeContinue reading “Irish Heart Attack”

Will Rogers

.  There are three kinds of men: The ones that learn by reading.  The  few who learn by observation.  The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves. This week we are going to be confronted with proof of this axion by Will Rogers. And if women feel high and mightyContinue reading “Will Rogers”

the fundamental of all religions

Unfortunately, I discovered this a hundred years ago when I joined a church and taught Sunday School. I never attended as a child, so my week was spent studying the old testament. I taught using an easel with white paper and marking pens. It surprised some of the other teachers that my class prayed. Duh!

Java Chip Sundae with Cake Scraps

No this for breakfast sounds just about right! Hey, I am old and don’t have to set a good example for my kids, so can do what I want. Not sure one scoop is enough.

Our Trek out into the Wilds of Arizona

These photos were taken with my Kodak Easy Share CD82, it has traveled the Western States and has been my friend. The pictures and adventure was in Coconino Forest Preserve. When our young friends Carol and Joe asked us if we wanted to go along, we were thrilled. When they found out our ages, theyContinue reading “Our Trek out into the Wilds of Arizona”

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