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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Blizzard Sunday

Ominous gray clouds cover our land this happy Sunday morning and the weather predictions foretell of a white-out blizzard, plummeting temperature, and terrible driving conditions for those not yet home from Thanksgiving celebrations elsewhere. It is coming quickly. Little Abby's farm out in the... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

The Wrong End

Well it is that day--the day that people cook and eat, and eat, and eat. Most of them are thankful--for so many things, some not so much. Some don't seem to have a lot of reason to be thankful at this time with horrible things fresh on their minds. Others have gatherings of beloved people and laden... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

I went there again today--that place I love, with azure skies and amber hues against the rocks of red and bronze, with scrub pines guarding mountain trails that lead to places that I knew so long ago. I went there again today--and I took you to places you have never been, or seen. I held your hand... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Bad News At A Youthful Age

Since I was 58 so long ago, I still think of that age as youthful. After all, Ribcage, my oldest child, won't even be 58 until the end of December. So, both he and I were shocked by a bit of news this evening received by a phone call. In years past, I have written Blogit posts about Craig. He and... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Explosive Expansion of Women in Politics

My sciamachy is lacking oomph today. Instead I'm more often seeking out my fuzzy blanket & soft pillows and making me a nest in my recliner. With a good book nearby, a video of a movie I have not seen, three controls (one for the TV, one for the video player, and one for an extra heater), a hot cup... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Before The Rain Begins

My body is trying to keep me from doing my civic duty. First, I woke with a headache. I decided to not let that get me down and to go anyway so I began my attempts to make me look decent for being out in public. In the midst of that, I sneezed hard and then blew my nose and started a nosebleed. That... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Voting Incentive

Bad politicians are elected by good citizens who don't vote. I plan to vote tomorrow. Of course no one knows what tomorrow will bring, especially when the one doing the planning is an old one, and the weather is not cooperative, and related aches and pains seem at their worst, and other problems... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Trauma Comes In Many Faces

Life brings many unintended jolts and most often leave no lasting scars. Often people laugh, even at themselves. But sometimes scars are left behind, both visible and unseen. Trauma is a part of life. No one seems to get through this world unscathed, and often traumatic experiences make us what we... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

The smell of smoked oysters is permeating the place, even to my bedroom where I sit at my desk and play with my computer. I say "play" because I'm doing nothing important....a game of Scrabble via Facebook with Sis (she definitely is winning), a solo Mahjong Solitaire, and a video of "Beloved... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018


We didn't have anything like transformer costumes when I was a kid. When we dressed up for Halloween, we took old bedsheets and turned into ghosts, or black crepe paper and dressed like a witch and that was about the extent of our ingenuity for costumes. Once, though, I did make like a pirate with... Sign in to see full entry.

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