Memories & Musings

Photo Source :: Lucy’s Flickr Stream  There is a part of me, no matter how nonsensical it may be, that believes in fantasy, because in that corner of my brain there is no poverty or pestilence, there is no hatred or bigotry, there is no war or terrorism. At thisRead More →

We’ve all heard the expression “You can’t see the forest for the trees” meaning someone gets so bogged down with the details that they fail to see the big picture. I’m just the opposite, I get so immersed in the big picture that I often lose sight of the detail.Read More →

Ever since we added our master bedroom suite onto our house last spring, it’s become a hub of activity for our grandbabies. It is right off our family room and they tend to spread toys out on the floor, relax in the whirlpool or jump on our king-sized bed. Tim andRead More →

I must admit as a young child I did not read much poetry. Oh, sure, I had learned most of the nursery rhymes by heart and marveled at lines like “Mary, Mary, quite contrary” and “Peter, Peter pumpkin eater” and would say them over and over again, enjoying the sensationRead More →

There was a time when I held the belief, “If you start a book, you finish a book”. I’m sure this came from 18 years of schooling when teachers and professors picked books for me to read, and, if I wanted to do well in school, I had to readRead More →

If you haven’t already read this on Facebook, I’ve 2 W.I.P.s to share this morning. First… the biggie news… or rather the wee news… we are expecting our 6th grandbaby, December 24, courtesy of our son Adam, and his incredibly creative wife (she’s making a baby), Raewyn. So world… MEETRead More →

Several weeks ago I got a phone call from Fairy at 8:00 pm.  Fairy: Gammy, do you want to come over for some strawberry shortcake and watch “So You Think You Can Dance?” with us? NOTE: If you don’t know already, my grandbabies are dancers. They started taking lesson when theyRead More →

Have you ever noticed, how at the beginning of spring, everyone is so anxious to get into the gardens? Later, as long summer days bake the ground, and the parched Earth cries out for a freshening shower, what was once “fun” can become “chores”? But, with partly cloudy skies, aRead More →

I need a new bag. I tend to wear my bags until they beg to be retired, and are allowed to sit on the shelf with my other retired bags, where I imagine they talk about the good old days, share battle scars and wallow in the peace and quietRead More →

  When it comes to drinking hot beverages, I’m the equivalent of being ambidextrous… I’m just as comfortable and content drinking coffee or tea. Of course, they both have their place. First thing in the morning… give me coffee and keep it coming. Confession time… sometimes my last thought beforeRead More →

We often dream about doing "something", and it can remain a dream if we don't, in fact, actually do the thing we are dreaming about! No brainer, there, right? But what actually pushes us from "dreaming" to "doing"? Sometimes, the answer is… inexplicable. You just wake up one day, andRead More →

On January 29, 2014 I posted the following on Wee Folk Art’s Facebook page: “The other day I received a package in the mail from Poland. Seems Tim had purchased a beautiful journal for me for Christmas, but it got held up in customs and I just received it. WhatRead More →

    WARNING… WARNING… WARNING… If you easily get sticker shock, either gird your loins for this one or don’t read the final paragraph, when I actually talk about the chest in the photo. To quote Bob Wallace in White Christmas when asked about the price of something he said:Read More →

Although January 1st usually gets credited with New Year’s Resolutions, isn’t it really at the end of August, as you gather school supplies gearing up to return to your normally scheduled activities that you make your greatest resolutions? Maybe they include that this year there will be more family dinners,Read More →

I have a singing voice with about a 6 note range…7 if someone steps on my foot really hard. Yet, I love to sing, so I do, and over time I’ve found songs that fit within my limited range. The Beatles’ Paul McCartney and John Lennon use to write 1 song perRead More →

Photo from: http://www.blog.therustedchain.com/2012/10/spiders-and-tractors-and-games-oh-my.html?m=1 Confession time… a week ago Saturday, Tim and I, and Nancy, a truly lovely lady, gave a baby shower for a besties friend son and daughter-in-law. It was lovely! The house and gardens looked wonderful, and I managed to totally eradicate any traces of the multitude ofRead More →

  Maybe it’s because we’ve had a cool spring or maybe it’s because I’ve been so busy this year, that my annual ritual of bringing out ALL my water color paints has been delayed. But today, yes today, I gathered everything together and, well, instead of retelling an old story,Read More →

When I was in middle school, actually, at the time, we referred to it as “junior high”, girls took home ec and boys took shop… end of story. Must admit, I was flippin’ excited! I did a lot of hand sewing, but I had never used a sewing machine. MyRead More →

You know what I need sometimes… someone to put me in “time out”. Seriously! On days when I’m feeling particularly snarky, it would be heavenly to have someone say, “I don’t care for your attitude young lady. Go to your room until you can …be civilized!” YES, please! SEND MERead More →

Statement: My floors are covered in mud. Period. End of story. As the near spring thaw begins to turn portions of our yard into a gooey brown viscous substance, my dogs joyously, nay, exuberantly, prance, dance and generally wallow in the stuff! Don’t want this to be common knowledge, BUT,Read More →

"Baby it's cold outside!" Woke up this morning singing that song… Dean Martin's version. It's legal to do that in January, because the song isn't actually a Christmas song, although we tend to lump it in with Christmas carols. Nope, this …is a song about the cold and snow, andRead More →