I did a double take on this one :)

I was recently going through yet another box ( I think they are breeding in our garage) and came across a stack of newspapers from 1963 and 1964. I knew immediately these had articles about my grandfather and a few letters to the editor written by him about a lawsuit he brought against the county […]

Discovering fun on Thoughtful Thursday!

I know I know!  Whenever I promote snail mail I just know there are people out there ( mostly younger than myself) who are just rolling their eyes at the thought of sitting down, writing a note, finding an address and a stamp and actually mailing it. Just send a text or an email..so much […]

Living off the Grid..maybe???

” I think we need to live off the grid”  Wait what?  It was an off the cuff remark Paul made after looking at our latest grocery bill. I sort of chuckled at the thought of us growing our own food and I grimaced at the thought of outside plumbing.  Glamping not camping is more […]

It’s Thoughtful Thursday “Dear Miss Kline”

Happy Thursday or whatever day you happen to be reading this 🙂 I was recently reminded by a dear friend how important and how much joy the concept of Thoughtful Thursday brings to alot of people. I had let it go for a bit due to well… life in general, moving etc but it is […]

The Truth About Downsizing

Oh that simple little word that people start to banter around when you get to a certain age. Downsizing.  A sometimes gentle way for adult children to tell their parents ” It’s time to get rid of your stuff so we don’t have to” There are two reactions to this suggestion.  “You are right, it […]

Who knew George Jetson would predict the future?

Have you ever sat down in front of the T.V. wanting to watch something mindless? Pretty easy task these days as summer approaches and favorite series are ending.  When the weather is good we all want to be outside so the mindless T.V. watching is saved for rainy days. One very rainy afternoon we sat […]

When food tastes like memories :)

I was running though Chicago’s O’Hare Airport in April 2023 trying to make it to my connecting flight.  I swear the airlines get some kind of devilish pleasure when they make sure you only have 30 minutes between flights and the gate is miles away and in the most remote part of the terminal.  I […]

Hanging Pictures..his way, my way … send help!

There are a lot of things that can stress a relationship. Money woes, buying a house, new babies, kids in general, teenagers, stress at work. All the things. One of the things that stresses us out is hanging pictures. It should be simple right?  Not. This has become quite the discussion in our new home. […]

Can I crochet a new washing machine?

Well can I crochet a new washing machine? Um that would be a no but it made for a good title and  I could not figure out how to title this so there you go. Plus it made me laugh so it was a twofer. We moved into our new home almost 8 months ago. […]

A funny thing happened onto the way to the coffee pot and other mishaps

Every single morning I walk into our kitchen and turn on the Keurig which my husband has nicknamed the Kruger ( him being witty 🙂  Then I fill up the regualr coffee pot that will brew while I sip on my first cup of joe courtesy of Mr. Kruger. Something tells me I need to […]