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Girl Time

Twice this past week, I went out to eat with friends. Nothing goes together better than food, friends, good conversation, and laughter. I call it my girl time, and it refreshes me. Wherever we live, I always hope I can find a friend to go out to lunch with and have a good time. I […]

Blog Post Number 456

I started this blog in June 2014 because someone told me I should do that as an author. Doing the math (using a calculator for accuracy), that’s 468 weeks of blogs. I’ve missed a few here and there due to travel and other things, so I used the MS Excel program to find out how […]

Getting Past the Obstacles

I bought a jar of pickles this past week. It remains unopened because no one in this house can open it. I’m not sure what to do now. Should I take it to church and see if anyone there can open it? Should I visit a neighbor (I know none of them) and see if […]


I’m tired! I’m over Covid, so it’s not related to that. I attribute it to the several days spent visiting my parents which is stressful. It’s not their fault…not completely. Let’s just say we don’t see eye to eye about their plans or as I see it, the lack of them. Their physical situation is […]

Time for Screening

Everyone should use sunscreen on all exposed skin and a hat for the skin under your hair. Trust me; you’ll regret it if you don’t. I spent my youth laying in the sun, getting blistering sunburns on multiple occasions. I even went skiing on a sunny day with my face bare in the sun and […]

Wrong Day, Right Time

I continually gripe about people who don’t read the fine print and consequently, do something wrong. Today I am griping about myself. For a week, I planned to be in Spearfish early Friday morning because the Arts Festival started then. I wanted to be one of the first to look around and enjoy the day […]

The Challenges of Curious Grandsons

I have two extremely smart grandsons that we are traveling to see. Being with them is challenging due to their precocious┬ácuriosity about EVERYTHING. They ask questions about stuff far above my knowledge base, then tell me the answers. Why are they asking me? Is this a grandma test? I usually fail it. Their latest achievement […]

I’m a Poet Who Knows I’m Not

Sometimes I feel compelled to write poetry. It’s not an artform that interests me much, and I don’t read it very often. I don’t like searching for hidden meanings in poetry. So why do I feel like I should write it? I’m not sure. Some ideas come to me in verse form and out it […]