Retirement is Awesome

Some days it’s still hard to believe that Brad is really retired. But, it’s true! I have always been fond of saying that my time is mine to do with what I choose and now Brad can say the same. We rarely need to get up early anymore. We schedule appointments for late morning orContinue reading “Retirement is Awesome”

Hump Day is Here

Hump Day for most folks means the work week is half over. Even though I haven’t worked outside the home in decades I have to admit that Wednesday is a reminder that the weekend is on the way. As a spinner and fiber enthusiast it reminds me of some yummy fiber in my stash. Namely,Continue reading “Hump Day is Here”

Clean Air! No Howling Wind!

Finally! After a night of thunderstorms, over five inches of rain and flash flooding across the road and our property, we have a reasonable, cool breeze with sunny skies and fresh, clean air! It’s a bit too breezy to have both doors open but it makes a huge difference with the front door open. IContinue reading “Clean Air! No Howling Wind!”

Windy Spring Days and Neighbors Stopping By

So, it’s a gorgeous albeit windy Spring day and I’m sitting in the living room working on my knitting when I hear something outside. Doesn’t sound like a car or a pickup, and whoosh! there goes the neighbor whizzing by the north side of the house in his jitney. He’s down at the shop chattingContinue reading “Windy Spring Days and Neighbors Stopping By”

End of the Month, End of the Day

It’s after 10:00 pm, last day of March. The wildlife was out at dusk and I can hear the barred owls now. I’ve been busy all day and just realized I hadn’t posted anything. I finished my first purple variegated washcloth as well as “Separation of Power” by Vince Flynn. The secret is out andContinue reading “End of the Month, End of the Day”

Where Did March Go?

I happened to glance at the calendar on the wall in the living room and realized…we are almost out of month again. Wow. There goes March! Easter Sunday will arrive before we know it. I think it’s on April 17th this year. It was pretty windy again today so I stayed in the house exceptContinue reading “Where Did March Go?”

Hold Onto That Hat!

The wind is out of the East today and bending the tops of the Ash trees. It’s warm and partly cloudy, in the lower 70’s today with rain on the way after midnight. Good day to stay indoors and putter around. I’ve got my largest stock pot on the top of the stove, filled withContinue reading “Hold Onto That Hat!”

A/C in March, Welcome to Texas

The weather warmed up rapidly today and we ended up turning the heat off and the A/C on this morning. It’s in the low 80’s and a bit too warm to have the house open at the moment. It’s not particularly humid and there is a bit of a breeze, but we both like aContinue reading “A/C in March, Welcome to Texas”

Coping With Stress

Brad and I have a good life together with nowhere near the levels of stress we’ve had in the past with his job and our individual health and family crises. Part of me is still in the ‘what’s next’ mindset because our lives are so good right now it’s like I’m waiting for something toContinue reading “Coping With Stress”

Business As Usual

It’s been a windy day, high in the lower 60’s, with partly cloudy skies. All the cleaning has caught up to me and I’ve been goofing off all day, not having slept well last night. No big deal. I’ll sleep fine tonight. It used to bug me when I had a sleepless night, then IContinue reading “Business As Usual”