January 19, 2022
January 12, 2022

Taking a fresh look at my surroundings

January 5, 2022


colored balls at town hall

My hip has been bothering me, so I have had to drastically cut back on my walking. I still prevail a little bit though. I no longer take walking for granted and I savor every step. Even when I walk the same route, there is always something new and interesting to see. I thought I […]

Happy New Year!

December 29, 2021


Most of us will be glad to see the end of 2021. What a year. But I, as the eternal optimist, am looking forward to the New Year. There are still a lot of uncertainties, but some good will happen. I am looking forward to two things in particular: Taking more road trips with Mr. […]

Christmas blessings

December 22, 2021


A very special Christmas greeting from Sir Angus, Toby, Sir Oliver, Simba, Timba, the angels and the Nancy and Ken snowmen. Wishing all my blogging friends the joy and peace of this magical Christmas season!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

December 15, 2021


Sir Oliver in the creche

At our house, it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The tree is up and so is the creche. And our dear Sir Oliver is taking up his usual spot inside the creche. He loves this cozy space. Not to worry though, he knows that come Christmas, he will have to make way […]

Empty box mania

December 8, 2021


There is such a thing as “too much of a good thing!” After my cleaning frenzy for the past few weeks, I can’t seem to get organizing out of my mind. So now everytime we get a delivery from our online orders, albeit Amazon, Zappos, or Total Fitness DVDs, I keep the box. My thinking […]

A clean sweep

December 1, 2021


So it isn’t often that I get into an extreme cleaning mode, but when I do, watch out! A few weeks ago, the urge to clean hit me. At first glance around our home, it looks clean and uncluttered. However, when one starts opening closets and drawers, it’s a whole different story. I decided to […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2021


What would Thanksgiving be without a chipmunk card? Once again, my dear cousin, Lib, came through with another cute chipmunk card. Wishing all my American friends and very Happy Thanksgiving! May your Thanksgiving Day be filled with love, laughter and gratitude. To all of my other dear friends, I wish you happiness and peace. What […]

The joy of random conversations

November 17, 2021


I try to approach each day with joy, gratitude and an open heart. It really makes a difference! Even the most mundane of errands can turn into a happy experience. I had an especially nice experience the other day. I got out of my car in the local Trader Joe’s parking lot and next to […]