Engrish. Gotta love it. Happiness always accompanies with me. When I was a teenager, I thought happiness was when everything would be okay and there would be no problems. That’s not happiness, that’s death. As I get older, I realize happiness is in the moments and the minutes, not necessarily in the things we accumulate. … More I got chocolate on my Fortune Cookie
I’m going to make this easy. Debt for individuals: 1. If you use a credit card to buy something because you don’t have the money, the “borrowed” money is DEBT. 2. Debt makes you a servant to the lender. (Proverbs 22:7) You have to go by their rules: When to pay it back, how much each payment has … More Debt 101 — Debt Limits for Dummies – Debt Ceiling
Oh sure, it’s “pretty” when you look out the window and see the snow falling. And sure, the fire is so delightful. It’s almost that time of year again, time to dress like a Canadian. Layers and layers of clothes, piled on top of each other, trying desperately to keep the cold out. I’ve lived … More Dressing Like a Canadian
On Saturday, September 8, 2001, I had driven around town, with the windows down, playing a Dusty Springfield cd (“Son of a Preacher Man“) and just enjoying a sunny day in America. I lived in just north of Albany, NY, about 15 minutes from the airport. Planes flew overhead on a regular basis. I barely … More “Look Mama, a plane!” My September 11, 2001 Story
If I had all the time in the world to throw myself behind a cause, it would be to stop the race baiting being done in this country. I know things are not perfect, but there are advances and mistakes on both sides. For the record, yes, I am white. Let me tell you of … More Daily Prompt: Can we please take the deck of race cards off the table?
Bailey had a big day today walking the trails at the Battlefield park. Here he is next to one of the cannons used during the Battle of Saratoga in 1777. When we first started out this morning, we really had a tough time coaxing Bailey to get into the car. I guess he was afraid … More Bailey’s Saratoga Battlefield Adventure
“..And pull a comb thru your coal black hair…” I met him online during the Great Dating Dry Spell of 1998. He had sent me a pic. He had coal black hair and his skin, the color of mocha. Nice. We chatted online and agreed to meet at a local restaurant. He said that after … More My top ten worst dates: #2
Betty came to the USA to visit us for a few weeks, and has returned home to Uganda, to continue her work with widows and orphans. She and her group of helpers cook outdoors, and then distribute the food to those who have none. This is a picture of the workers distributing food from the … More So Betty went back to Uganda
Most of this week was spent driving back and forth to the hospital, and sitting next to my step-father’s bed, waiting, waiting and waiting for his surgery. He was unable to swallow without the food going into his lungs. Finally, after EIGHT days, they took him into surgery to remove and biopsy several masses on … More Spent the week at the Hospital
On Wednesday night we decided to get the REAL Moose Tracks: the one that had melted down my shirt and onto my shoes last year. We drove to the Ice Cream stand, only to discover that the line of people looked to be waiting for a Disney ride. There were 80 people on line for ice … More In Search of Moose Tracks
My son just finished his first year as a College Freshman. I won’t go into any details…. But the GOOD NEWS is, he started a new job yesterday! Woooo-hoooo! (is that a word?) Look at all the Yummies! (They also have SALADS…) He will be working at Panera Bread. I’m probably happier than he is … More Today I am Thankful for: my son’s new job!
So off we go into the Blizzard, in our boring white rental car. The trip was estimated, by our good friend Mapquest, to take 3 hours and 15 minutes. Our friend Mapquest does not account for bathroom breaks, icy road conditions, construction, or stopping to get coffee because the road has become a blur. The … More Last weeks journey – part 2
Yes, I know I did not do part 2 yet, but these are better pictures! After touring around the Boston (“Beantown”) suburbs, my husband and I took a drive up to Gloucester. It’s only about 45 minutes away from where our hotel was. For a while, I watched the ocean waves hit against the railing. … More Last week’s journey – part 3
“Do you have anything fun?” I asked the man behind the counter. “…fun?…” he echoed back, clueless. “Yeah, you know, like that red Mustang out there.” “Well, you’re going to be driving into a blizzard. Do you really want to rent a car with rear-wheel drive?” he replied with a snark. What a buzzkill this … More Last week’s journey – part 1
It was certainly a tragedy when children were killed at the Sandy Hook school. It was determined that Adam Lanza did not legally own guns. It was also determined that he was mentally ill. Criminals do not obey gun laws. Heroin and cocaine are illegal, yet these drugs are found on the streets of American … More What can be done about gun violence?
I watched several videos of Black Friday madness, where people hurt other people to get to the sale items. They would walk on top of another human to save $30 on a cell phone! This has been getting worse every year it seems, and now the sales even start ON Thanksgiving Day! People are camped … More One more comment on Black Friday
There is a cartoon character, Maxine, who once said, “Of course Frosty the Snowman was a jolly, happy soul. He never had to drive in a blizzard.” I remember driving in blizzards in the late 1970’s. My very first car, a 1969 Camaro was the envy of the neighborhood on a hot August day. But not … More Blizzards of times past
I’ve been on a semi-starvation diet for 2 weeks. I’ve lost 10 pounds that I hope to never find again. I notice that it’s hard to concentrate on anything when I’m hungry for a long period of time. I have trouble paying attention to simple conversations. I also have little interest in anything. Activities that used … More The Empty Plate: Hunger Sucks
So why can’t I find my car keys? (with apologies to Ray Evans and Bob Livingston) This morning I was driving to a doctor’s appointment, and… And no one can talk to a horse, of course… I made a wrong turn and was on the road for a different doctor’s office, unless…. Unless, of course, … More A horse is a horse, of course, of course….
My husband and I needed a break from our everyday lives, so I called my mother to watch the dog, we packed some essentials, and took off. By the way, my husband is an excellent driver. I took my camera, which is still a stranger to me, although I’ve owned it for a year. I tried … More Rain Man Photography, Inc. – A Quick Trip to Lake Placid