The growth the mums

Autumn is the season of change. ~Taoist proverb The mums will be gone soon. I will miss them. I don’t know where they will go. But they disappear during the cover of night; or perhaps they’ll be whisked away, whereabouts unknown, while I am at work some afternoon. I like to think that they go to county fairs, fall festivals, hay rides, carnivals, and spooky … Continue reading The growth the mums


It’s a hot Sunday afternoon and I’m watching a Snapped marathon. It’s one of my favorite things to do when it’s too hot to be outside. But since I’m a multi-tasker, I’m also playing Hay-Day, reading blogs, checking Facebook, LinkedIn, Messenger, texts, and emails, planning my weekly calendar, etc. A such, I just realized that Labor Day is coming up too soon. I’m about to Snap! No, … Continue reading Snapped

The conversation

I spent the day with Breezy recently while her parents took her sister to an all-day softball tournament. We had a perfectly delightful day shopping, and hanging out at the skating rink, which also has video games, laser tag, a jungle gym, food, prizes…’s just an all-around cool place. But in the car to-and-from we had some quality time for good conversation about summertime and … Continue reading The conversation

Coca Cola Cake, Ice Cream, and Sweet Tea

I celebrated a particularly special birthday this week. It was my calendar-year birthday. I was born in 1958 and this year I turned 58. I don’t know if there is such a thing as a special calendar-year birthday; I’ve never heard of it. But it seems very special to me. And so on this calendar-year birthday I asked my husband to take me to Cracker … Continue reading Coca Cola Cake, Ice Cream, and Sweet Tea

The Car Rider and the Successful Pick-up

I knew I’d messed up as soon as I arrived. “No pick ups without orange sign on visor.” Well, no one told me I had to have an orange sign on my visor. I also didn’t have a soccer ball magnet on my door, a bumper sticker that says “I ‘heart‘ my family” or a family of stick figure people, dogs, and cats on the … Continue reading The Car Rider and the Successful Pick-up