Monday, February 26, 2024


Hubby is helping me to celebrate birthday number 77 today!

Several days ago we had discussed that approaching milestone. He was ready to celebrate however I wanted to. 

Physical challenges that we both now face had me choosing a jaunt to our favorite coffee shop just a few blocks from home.

What I didn't expect was that he enlisted three of the baristas to serenade me as they delivered a delicious square of a chocolate brownie topped with a tiny lit birthday candle.

Yummy and just right for both of us to have a taste but still not go overboard on sugar content. 

Drat! I should have taken a photo with my iPhone!


Thursday, February 15, 2024

A January Freeze


Usually our south Mississippi winters are mild. We have to open windows and let cool breezes make it possible for us to enjoy our woodturning stove. 

 January 17, however, offered a weather surprise. I was cozy in front of the wood stove when Hubby hauled in a two-inch thick circle of ice. 

 One of our 55-gallon  barrels that collect rain water had frozen over. That was a fun morning.







Thursday, February 1, 2024

Always a Passenger

After a hemorrhagic stroke I realized early on that my driving days were probably over. 

Several years later I was still in rehab sessions. The day came when one of my therapists, occupational therapist I think, set me down in front of a computer. 

My challenge was to use the computer program that had me behind the wheel. Ten seconds into it and I was laughing hysterically.

I veered off interstate exit ramps on to grassy spaces, then into a downtown area. I ran red lights, ran up on sidewalks, scattered innocent pedestrians fleeing for their lives. I didn't hit anyone. Even the white-haired elderly woman with a walker made it to safety.

Zero body count. Hardly realistic. The computer program must have been set so that the handicapped computer operator would not be traumatized with scenes of bloodied bodies. 

Even though precise details have dimmed with time, what I remember most vividly is laughing til my sides hurt. I probably sounded deranged. But it was a good day!