Entertaining the notion of “a life that mattered”…..

It’s New Year’s Day…. I lay in bed this morning contemplating life.  A friend had thrown out a game on Facebook….. write one word that describes your thoughts as you move into the new year.  I didn’t play.  But I thought a lot about it.  I thought about the words that others put down, and … Continue reading Entertaining the notion of “a life that mattered”…..

What will we share this CHRISTmas?

CHRISTmas seems to be a time of “sharing”.  We share greetings and family updates in our CHRISTmas cards (or we don’t)..... We share gifts with people we love and people who matter to us (or we don’t)..... We share fruitcake because it matters to us…. and it is received and appreciated (or it isn’t)..... What … Continue reading What will we share this CHRISTmas?

Aunt Wilma, being Osteen, White Fruitcake, and CHRISTmas!!

It's beginning to look a lot like CHRISTmas......or as soon as the fruitcake's in the oven, it will be!  And not just ANY fruitcake.... it has to be my Aunt Wilma's White Fruitcake. My Mother LOVED her sisters.  And why wouldn't you?  A sister is a very special gift to one's heart.  There's just something … Continue reading Aunt Wilma, being Osteen, White Fruitcake, and CHRISTmas!!

How Carl does Halloween…. feast or famine!

Halloween in America goes back to the early 1900’s.  What’s that make it….. about a 117 year old tradition?  So what rock has Carl Little been hiding under that he totally doesn’t grasp the concept of Halloween?  His Mom always told me that he never played.  He worked.  Even as child.  He worked.  He built … Continue reading How Carl does Halloween…. feast or famine!

I’m becoming an empowered senior! (Update from the Jonesborough Senior Center)

I’m becoming an empowered senior! Update from the Jonesborough Senior Center Silver Sneakers Circuit Class…..  I’m still going.  That, in itself, is pretty big.  So this morning we did a little “boxing”??  The upper-cut, or was it an undercut.  Nope…. just now looked it up.  Undercut is what you do to your competitors, trying to … Continue reading I’m becoming an empowered senior! (Update from the Jonesborough Senior Center)

The Fail, the Cover-up, the Restoration —

Whoever has even ever HEARD of a Torta di Mandorle. And I have no clue what it means.  Nor do I know what language it is.  And I should've taken it as a "sign" .... when I spilled a cup of coffee all over the recipe.... perhaps this wasn't that great of an idea. But … Continue reading The Fail, the Cover-up, the Restoration —

But Officer………

I have never been known as an aggressive driver.  Actually, I’m just the opposite.  What even is the opposite of aggressive? (I just now looked it up……I’m meek and friendly?)  Yeah, that’s me!  A meek and friendly driver! (Mousy was also thrown into that antonym, but I choose to ignore that!) I have never had … Continue reading But Officer………