Thursday, February 14, 2019

Feeling lost and celebrating a find!

This is one of the saddest days of the year for me.  I used to adore Valentine's Day and celebrating love and romance.  These days, not so much.  I would rather stay at home and eat a peanut butter sandwich for dinner than go out and see all the couples gaga about each other (or at least putting on a good show).

Yes, I love my family and friends, but I have nobody to call my own.  Simply telling it like it is.

OK, enough about my intense dread of this day.

The find is thanks to my sister-in-law Jan.  She noticed a pair of plates advertised by one of the local antique shops in my home town.  She thought she recognized them and posted them to my facebook page.  Sure enough, they were plates that, along with Laurie - another sister-in-law (and probably others as well), I helped produce in 1990 while working for my father-in-law.  My contribution was the decorating.

Long story short - they now belong to me and safely made the trip via USPS.

Friday, February 1, 2019

There's no place like home!

After just over two and a half months, we are back in our house!  We moved back in on the 6th & 7th of January.

The new roof looks and works wonderfully, as do the new gutters.  Dad's bedroom repairs make the room look like nothing happened.

No photos to share. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018


Today I would like to express my gratitude to all who "adopted" my angels and other items.

I am busily creating more, but have so many things on my plate.  The progress is not as far along as I would like.

I appreciate your patience as I work toward completing them.

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Glad I wasn't home

Last evening my sister called me at the house where I was pet-sitting.  
She told me that my neighbor came to her house and told her that this big tree had fallen on my house, 
but neither Dad nor I were home at the time.  
Luckily, Dad could stay with a friend for the night and I stayed put where I was.
It put a hole through the ceiling in his bedroom.
They are removing the tree today and the insurance inspector will be by.  
A roofer will tarp it to keep out the rain from the storm we are expecting this afternoon.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

So long Pops

A fond farewell to one of my favorite people on the face of this earth.  My father-in-law Wally Higgins passed away yesterday morning at the age of 92.

Pops was a big-hearted man who rarely was seen without a smile.  He went through so much in his life, more than I can emotionally relay at this time.

Godspeed, may your reunion with your family in heaven be a joyous one.  I will love you always.  Thank you for making me always feel like one of the family.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Arm update

I will have my removeable Exos cast until sometime in mid August.

I am able to take it off to wash and to exercize my hand.  The doctor does not want me to lift anything, which leaves me dependent on my left hand's abilities.  Although I can do a lot with it, there are things I cannot. That is frustrating, not only to me, but to those around me who have to do what I am not able to.

The Mistletoe Market accepted my application again this year!  I think that once I get this cast off, clay will be good therapy, both mental and physical.