Last night I looked at the weather forecast, knew it was likely to be raining this morning, and decided to go to bed early so that I could get up early and do my walk – and Jack’s – before the rain came.

I was outside walking shortly before 6:30. I carried my umbrella […]

Wreath decorating

my wreath hanging

Earlier this week my daughter and 3 of her friends came to my house to decorate wreaths for their front doors. We planned this well in advance, and I’d been collecting decorating materials for several weeks, as had my daughter.

Amanda’s wreath

We had a great time, and despite […]

Quack Quack to the rescue!

Unfortunately, Owl was not an acceptable substitute for Fishy.

After the first day, Jack routinely rejected Owl and kept wanting to play with Fishy, who was looking worse by the day. I thought about what made Fishy so attractive to him, and decided it was the combination of his size (which Owl matched) […]

Finding calm

I don’t walk along the bay every morning, but when I do it never fails to engage me. Even on foggy mornings like the one below, the bay is beautiful.

And in the early mornings, when I walk, it is quiet and peaceful, bringing me peace and calm. Very much appreciated in the […]

Mary Poppins lied

cool threads on a yucca plant

I have no comment on the spoonful of sugar thing, but when it comes to washing windows, well begun is most definitely NOT half done. Only half done is half done.

nice section of my morning walk-what’s around the bend?

When you have 22 windows to […]