Rant-a-day

Lately, we have opted for programs without commercials, which means we pay for much of our viewing.  Yes, we do watch the NEW news, but we are not happy with it or the commercials!  We do not need you to tell us what President Biden said; if you stop talking while he is behind youContinue reading “Rant-a-day”

Customer Service

Definition: Live people that serve customers.  Do you remember when you could pick up the phone and call Amazon? Your Doctor’s assistant? Lowes, Home Depot, Walmart, almost all the stores?  Those were the good old days, but they ain’t comin’ back anytime soon! Have you tried reaching any company by phone lately? Yeah, me too! Continue reading “Customer Service”

The jobs I’ve loved and hated!

In my long young life, I am only 80!  Will turn 81 in a few weeks.  I have fond memories of many positions and of the bosses. My first job was picking potatoes.  I was only allowed to pick on Saturday and Sunday as Mom wanted one of her kids to graduate from High School;Continue reading “The jobs I’ve loved and hated!”

Roadblocks on the road of life

I understand and agree that the roads in our lives will not always be smooth and paved, but you would think there would be a few smooth stretches once in a while! It seems as though we struggle over one hump, and another one pops up right behind. It would be nice to just rollContinue reading “Roadblocks on the road of life”

Happy Mother’s Day

You say today isn’t Mother’s Day?   I know that!  But I think that every day should be an honor to your mother, and you should try to remember all the things she taught you, and overlook the things that are age-telling.  So she doesn’t move as fast as she used to, but she still getsContinue reading “Happy Mother’s Day”

Decisions

I am unabashedly promoting my latest YA book. It would be a good idea to read the first 6 books, before this one, but it could be a stand alone. I started the books as a Christmas Present for two young people in Seattle and kinda show balled into a series. The Weller family gaveContinue reading “Decisions”

Wrinkle me this?

You sneak upon me, in the dead of night When I’m not looking, you give me such a fright when in the mirror I peak, you are winking at me, I think And you continue to sneak as I scrub and cream I am losing the battle, OMG is that a wattle? my face, and myContinue reading “Wrinkle me this?”

I owe my Mother!

This is a picture of my Mother probably in her thirties and me about 6 years old.  1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE.       “If you’re going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning.” 2. My mother taught me RELIGION.       “You better pray that will come outContinue reading “I owe my Mother!”

Please forgive my absence

Miranda, our faithful Motorhome has requested that we get on with cleaning her and get her ready for more adventures with Dolly Part-on and Sir Fit the White Knight! Today I shampooed the carpets and washed the kitchen floor, while my partner filled the fresh water tank with water and bleach. He will empty itContinue reading “Please forgive my absence”

Sit on the lid and Laugh!

Build for yourself a strong boxFashion each part with careWhen its as strong as your hand can make itPut all your troubles there. Hide there all thought of your failuresAnd each bitter cup that you quaffLock all your heartaches within itThen sit on the lid and laugh. Tell no one else its contentsNever its secretsContinue reading “Sit on the lid and Laugh!”

Just Once

Just once I would love to ask the Happiness Engineers a simple question and get a straightforward answer in simple to understand terms. Today it only took about an hour to get my simple answer to my question about how to publish a previous post again. Honestly, I tried to pose the question in theContinue reading “Just Once”

Guess what?

My latest book has been uploaded, but hold the presses, it will take a few days for Kindle to review. I am not totally happy with the justification, and will probably work on it and reload it. Most readers will not notice the difference, but I will. This is the sequel to Murder on LakeContinue reading “Guess what?”

Going back to school

I just discovered that Kindle is doing a whole new thing! Out with the old and in with the new! We used to type our manuscript and format it for an ebook and again for a Paperback book. I read about the new way until my eyes were so tired I put a cold clothContinue reading “Going back to school”

Good Morning!

Poor Miranda has been put out to pasture for three years and she is tired of doing nothing. She talked to us and demanded that we clean her up! We were planning on having our Dawta sleep in her while she is visiting us. She gently told us she needs a bath and some deepContinue reading “Good Morning!”

Take what you need!

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just pick one of these whenever we needed it? And as soon as one is picked, it is replaced with another one just like it. Yeah, I know, some people will grab them all, but it doesn’t matter if they are replaced as often as they are taken.Continue reading “Take what you need!”

Life Goes On

Has the last year of social isolation made you appreciate the freedom that we used to have? Yes, I know many of you went on as if there was no pandemic, and many of you got away with your foolish actions without a hitch. But others were not so lucky, over a half-million total, andContinue reading “Life Goes On”

“How may I help You”?

Do you remember the “good old days” when if you had a question you could pick up the phone and in minutes get a real live person on the phone to answer your questions? Our children and grandchildren will remember our good old days when you NEVER could get a real person on the phone,Continue reading ““How may I help You”?”

Do not annoy the little woman

  My husband and I were still newlyweds when he was “invited” or “commanded” to attend a cocktail party at his Regional Managers prestigious home just outside of Boston Massachusets We were excited, of course, to see how the upper class lived.  When we arrived were offered a drink, I, of course, accepted a glassContinue reading “Do not annoy the little woman”

Bigger, Stronger, and Smarter, but not necessarily in that order!

My philosophy of raising children is simple.  You need patience, lots of patience!  And you need to talk to them. Discipline is okay, but those little people are incredibly smart, and they can reason. They remember everything, and later in life, your actions to and for them will bite you in the ass. You, rightContinue reading “Bigger, Stronger, and Smarter, but not necessarily in that order!”

Will Rogers

Will Rogers, who died in a plane crash with Wylie Post in 1935, was probably the greatest political sage this country has ever known.  Enjoy the following: “Ten men in our country could buy the whole world and ten million can’t buy enough to eat.” – Will Rogers “It takes a lifetime to build a good reputation,Continue reading “Will Rogers”

Koyaanisqatsi

There are those that see the handwriting on the wall! One tribe doesn’t care because they have an exit strategy, and the other wants to fight to preserve. It is a toss-up who wins.

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Homemade Ice Magic

Now you are talking! Love it! We used to make ice cream at home and vanilla cookies for invitation-only “Ice Cream Social!”

Mt. Kenya: The Abode of the Gikuyu God.

It is too bad that when we encounter a new name we do not take the time to lead the proper pronunciation. If I sounded it out right it has a better sound, although Kenya is okay. It is beautiful with the mist and snow.

Faith Quote By Pope John Paul Ii: “Faith and Reason…”

I am not a religious person but I believe there should be a lot more reason used in faith!

Why Every African Should Be Rich: Lessons From an African Childhood

Making your own toys is no confined to African children. Growing up as poor as dirt we made many of our own games and played them with the same gusto. Many skinned knees, scraped elbows, and more. The great story grabbed me and held me, would love to read more.

Portuguese Folktales. Thirteen Posts in One!

I started following you recently and look forward to more of your stories and maybe re-visit some I have missed.

Temple of the Moon Treehouse Lodge, Seattle, Washington

This is wonderful. I will have to make it a point to see it when I get back to Seattle.

Waterfall Wall, Swindon, England

That waterfall is beautiful! So peaceful and tranquil! A great place to read a good book or just contemplate the universe!

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