Shads Says it All….
Shads Says it All….
/ January 14, 2019 0 COMMENTS

This year we didn’t see Twinkletoes at Christmas. She’d promised to come for a few days, I’d moved furniture around in her room, put new sheets and duvet cover on her bed, even added an electric blanket. I’d planned special meals and gift making sessions and was running  around clearing my calendar as best I…

Card Exchange…
Card Exchange…
/ January 10, 2019 1 COMMENTS

Ian, my film-maker son, and I have been exchanging cards each month for the last three years…or so he says. Last evening I decided to sort and thread them by year starting with 2016. Of course I re-read them all too and thought how wonderful to have such heartfelt sentiments in writing from my oldest…

Happy Birthday Daughts…
Happy Birthday Daughts…
/ January 7, 2019 1 COMMENTS

Many Happy Returns of the Day Daughts! Twenty-seven already and it seems like only yesterday that Dr. Staub was uncharacteristically late for your star debut. By the time I was twenty-seven I was (as you are) a fully independent, responsible, voting, gainfully employed, citizen living in the Channel Islands…never dreaming in a million years that…

Flowers from my Bud…
Flowers from my Bud…
/ January 4, 2019 1 COMMENTS

My buddy Rooster sent me flowers for my birthday to thank me for giving him treats and checking on him when his owner is away, They brighten up my gloomy winter’s day just as he brightens up my misty early morning walks. Thanks Rooster!  

Christmas Greetings…
Christmas Greetings…
/ December 12, 2018 1 COMMENTS

“…share your bread with the hungry…bring the homeless poor into your house; Then shall your light break forth like the dawn…” (Isaiah 58:7-8) As I reflect on the year I cannot help but feel that the world has drifted from compassion & love for one another to self-centeredness and indifference. At least according to our social…

Shads the Hunter…
Shads the Hunter…
/ November 28, 2018 0 COMMENTS

I could hear the noise of a cat rummaging… They’re all rummagers but I immediately thought of Shads. He likes to pretend that butter wouldn’t melt in his mouth, but we know better…. He tends to take things and run off and we find them later without even realizing they’re missing, a bag of homemade…

The Cradle of Prayer…
The Cradle of Prayer…
/ November 20, 2018 0 COMMENTS

Hubs and I listen to morning prayers sometimes instead of reading the Daily Office on our phones. This morning I took this brilliant embodiment of my cats’ individual re-action to the chanted and said scriptural offerings playing on my iPad, Perfectly named The Cradle of Prayer, It brings soulful comfort to all who hear!

Sheer Perfection on El Capitan…
Sheer Perfection on El Capitan…
/ November 14, 2018 1 COMMENTS

We were recommended two rock climbing films by our bird trainer and rock climber son Simon. We went to see The Dawn Wall at a fancy theatre in Plano. Hubs and I don’t go to fancy theatres often. Simon warned us that the tickets wouldn’t cost our usual $4 but we went anyway armed with…

Fredericksburg…
Fredericksburg…
/ November 8, 2018 1 COMMENTS

Hubs and I took a break from Footlights to celebrate his return to walking without a stick after knee replacement surgery. Shads had a mind to join us, but he really doesn’t think much of traveling in a car. The little hill country town of Fredericksburg was bustling in preparation for October Fest the following…

Rain, Rain and More Rain…
Rain, Rain and More Rain…
/ November 5, 2018 2 COMMENTS

Rain has been falling steadily for weeks. Starting in August it came as a wake up call to the grasses who had hunkered down to hibernate in a yellow wash of dormancy. Suddenly the lawn mowers and tractors were pressed into service again as the grass turned green overnight and tricked us into thoughts of…