Note: I’m publishing this entry one year later since it seemed so inappropriate to do so last year during the tragic news we were encountering daily. Though we still are still in the midst of this pandemic, I’m giving myself permission to revel in these wonderful memories and ask you, the reader, for forgiveness and… Continue reading Paris, tu as volé mon cœur! (Paris, you have stolen my heart!)
What is there to say about 2020 other than glad it’s in the rear view mirror! I see that it’s been ages since I’ve posted anything and truth is, I don’t feel bad. It’s been so difficult to create, to find things to blog about or be happy about. But this I am pleased with:… Continue reading 2020: That was some SHITSHOW!!!
Aren’t they cute? I’ve learned to make these adorable gnomes and everyone’s getting them for Christmas this year, in addition to baked goodies my sister and I were able to make and ship out. Just a little token of our love and desire to let everyone in our lives know even though we can’t be… Continue reading So it may not be the kind of art I intended making, but…
If you recall, I moved up here to take a high level position in December 2018, not quite two years ago. That role, that job security is no more as I was let go from my job today! Yes, it’s the day after Thanksgiving and yes, the employer made a sweet offer to move me… Continue reading Joining the ranks of the unemployed.
Such a happy, happy day! My eldest son, Kris, married his beautiful bride, Vanessa! It was a small ceremony and gathering after and while COVID19 made it very difficult, I was able to get there, despite the travel embargo on tourists from Maryland. I wouldn’t have missed this special day for the world!
One thing we have here is a gorgeous garden! Sunflowers, tomatoes galore, and so much more! It really gives me peace to be here amidst the flowers and plants.
It felt so strange. And sad. I met my sister at a grocery store in between our two locations so we might have a chance to connect. Instead, masked, gloved, and unable to hug, it made me so sad and I cried the whole way home. But we have fresh produce and other groceries, at… Continue reading Shopping at a distance
It felt like such a guilty pleasure… Not the decadent Rocky Point Creamery ice cream we were enjoying. It was the “We” that was so wonderful and gave me wonderful pleasure, but also made me wary… My sister-in-law and niece both had birthdays this week and we decided to find a way to celebrate, despite… Continue reading Happy Birthday T!
Not lost to me in these days of horror and tragedy is the beauty that surrounds us this spring. We have a cute little courtyard and didn’t notice the beautiful weeping Cherry Tree in bloom until this year. It’s just gorgeous and while I didn’t do it justice, I did have to paint it. I… Continue reading Spring’s Hope
In times of desperation, I get going! It’s been so weird processing this pandemic the way I have. First, I took to getting all the data I could to measure in a spreadsheet I created and track all the daily surges and changes. Then I realized I could not change the results and it really… Continue reading Like Scarlett O’Hara, only masks, not a dress