Wednesday, May 3, 2017

cell phone

The title maybe should have been "OR THE LACK OF"

Well my cell phone died, simply one day it stoped working.
I thought of not using mine for some time just to see if I could manage.
Now, I do not use mine like most, constantly, daily, for me it's for emergencies,
as I still like having a land phone for regular chat.

So, anyway going on week seven I decided to get a new phone, new number
and a new color.

I see people walking and driving on their cell phones and a few times 
people on the phone with another ringing in their pocket and or handbag!
To each his own.

It is more a safety buffer for me, if something happens on the road or off Island
I need to let the Dr. office I may be running late, or call a taxi.
They have a lot of advantages, but for me all those weeks really did not affect me.

Trying to live a more Hygee life, but I will admit, I did miss my cell phone
and now have a new one.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

pink singer

In my youth I had no desire to learn to sew, none!
Then there was a time when I sewed by hand and made lovely quilts.
Of late, a couple of years now a strong
urge caused me to purchase her.
One, to get back quilting and taking clothes in. I figured just basics
nothing fancy.
Along with a basic sewing class and I'm on my way.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017


Spring has sprung? Not quite yet, around these parts.
But, I had to start clearing through my clothes to organize my

I adore lace, ruffles, linen and cottons for the warmer Season.
Here's a small collection of the edges of my skirts, tops and dresses!

Lovely also is the wearing of footless tights, which hit the ankle area or cover the knee.
They also help when I'm riding my bike, with a dress or skirt on, my usual attire!

If only the days would open up to more sunshine and less rain, OH SPRING!

Friday, March 31, 2017



So many things come to mind.
Open windows

I am a spa treatment gal
and Spring means sometimes wearing sandals or booties 
with toes showing, peaking out
which means pedicures!
Pretty nail lacquers in so many colors!


Here we are into the last day of March!

My thoughts are on recipes and a new website and soup
and root veggies roasted!

When I roast a chicken, it serves many purposes.

Dinner when complete, sandwiches or chicken burritos and soup.

Veggies oh yes, so looking forward to the CSA weekly
baskets, fresh eggs included!

Roasting veggies I just toss all in olive oil, and sprinkle 
Champagne Vinegar on top into a 360 oven temp,
check veg for tenderness-done in approx. 1 1/2 hr.

Chicken soup I cut up chicken- say 2-3 cups, chop 3 stalks of celery, egg noodles,
and 5 carrots, place all in your soup pot and cover with chicken stalk.
Bring to boil and lower heat to med low till carrots are cooked-done.
I serve with garlic & butter bisquits.

Enjoy your time making and your Friday, as we await snow!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


As young children we learn to write.
Print or cursive I recall. Proper penmanship was imperative
back then.

I loved sending out handwritten Thank You note cards,
after Birthday & Christmas! It was tradition.

My only child, a son could write & draw quite early in his life.

I was a Town News Columnist, long ago in my other life, living on another Island. I so loved that job. Part-time as I wanted to fill all my time up
as my son was about to leave for college. So I worked full-time, and wrote PT,
and baked and sold bread and was so involved in his world.

Then I started writing stories and dad & I were going to work on a book project
about the time he was diagnosed with cancer. He the illustrator and I the writer. NOT!

So, life continues and I cherish my writing time.
Currently two book projects.
These days I type on my typewriter, type on my computer,
and write long hand with Quill and with my favorite pen, in journal and paper.

We must not give up writing long hand, so teach your children to send off hand written 
cards and or notes snail mail, keep up tradition.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Thinking Spring

The mail brought me Spring tops and a maxi skirt!
Hi/Low ruffles and lace,YES!
Greens are purportedly 2017 Pantone color.
So a few greens won't hurt, though I only care for moss green.
It's all good.
I'm not one to get pulled into On-Trend items,But I like to be 
in w/fashion.
Color block & hi/low seem to be it.
I like Mint, Navy, Blush, and always Black for Spring.
Liking the styles seemingly fitting for all ages, important for us over age 30!
Well as I purge and replace, Spring just around the corner!
(I am seeing Crocus & Daffodil heads trying to pop open)!