Clockwise from top left: Lenten Rose, Christmas Cactus, orchid closeup and plant, rose mix, Lenten rose, amaryllis. Flowers are a simple thing that bring a lot of joy. When it’s chilly out, I enjoy looking for the first signs of Lenten roses, ducking their heavy heads below their sturdy leaves and a layer of pine… Continue reading Flowers in Winter
COVID has made both 2020 and 2021 strange times, with so many of us at home, others working harder, wearing masks, and getting by. We all miss seeing faces, smiles, and being with people. It's getting better now, with the vaccines, and I have enjoyed getting together with a few more people this summer, mostly… Continue reading A Review of… We Need to Hang Out
I became interested in this book after reading Dave Shiflett's February 4 review in The Wall Street Journal. COVID has made both 2020 and 2021 strange times, with so many of us at home, others working harder, wearing masks, and getting by. We all miss seeing faces, smiles, and being with people. It's getting better… Continue reading Hanging Out, a book review of We Need to Hang Out, by Billy Baker
Dog parties are common at our house…we started long ago, with Sandy, my first dog who was my birthday present, a first addition to our little family (a.k.a. before kids). Sandy always enjoyed having dog friends over, playing with other neighborhood dogs, or going to play with our parents’ dog. Toddler Sarah called her “Sandy the… Continue reading Dog Parties and Another Gran-Dog!
I don’t usually get very excited about gifts. They’re fun to buy for other people, but unless small children are in the picture, I don’t expect it to be magical. I enjoy making presents much better than shopping for them. If someone asks me what I want, I probably come up with a few books,… Continue reading The Perfect Gift, choosing a custom bag from Satchel, Savannah
Sally and Buffy learn about mirrors...or do they?
Transition times are hard, but with kindness we can reach the new bright spots in our lives
Hi there, Mom says she's been having a bit of writer's block lately, which I think means she is playing with her sewing machine, digging in her garden, or walking my sister Buffy and me instead of writing. Anyway, Mom said I could fill you in on what Buffy and I have been doing since… Continue reading Hello from Sally!
Things I've been doing while "sheltering in place."
I have been just a little bit distracted lately. We got back from Singapore (more on that in my next post), with two weeks of laundry to do, doctor and dentist appointments, evening meetings and, oh, yes, work, when we hear that Atlanta Lab Rescue is having an adoption event Sunday afternoon. We look up… Continue reading The Puppies Are Here! Sally and Buffy are Home.