Cool weather is upon us

November 16, 2016



Sadly, it was time to put our kayaks away. We had a bit of a conundrum this year, since we now have to store four kayaks where we used to store only two. The other two had been kept over at my Mom’s house in her garage. But leave it to Mr. Ken to come […]

Find your creative side

November 9, 2016


stained glass by ken

I’m more of an analytical person, so finding my creative side takes a lot of doing. So far, the only creative thing I’ve been able to do is to put together interesting exercise routines. This pretty stained glass is from my dear husband, Mr. Ken. He recently took a stained glass class from our local […]

The power of a phone call

November 2, 2016


power of a phone call

As I have gotten older, I have come to really appreciate the simple things in life. Like the power of a nice phone call. October has been a tough month for me, it is the month of my Mother’s birthday and also my birthday. I have been feeling a bit melancholy. October is a busy […]

More fall colors

October 26, 2016


flame bush

It has been a busy week with my consulting project, so this will be a short and sweet post. Fall is my favorite time of year. It is so pretty just walking around my town and seeing all the fall colors. I am particularly struck by the bright red leaves of the flame bush. Since […]

Colors of a fall hike

October 19, 2016


red maples

Mr. Ken and I decided to take advantage of this glorious fall weather and went for a hike last Sunday. We hiked around the lake where we usually kayak. It didn’t hurt that our trip to the hiking place goes right by a Dairy Queen. 🙂 The colors were glorious. The sun was shining; life […]

Reflections on an early morning walk

October 12, 2016



As most of you know, I am a morning person. There is nothing I love better than to get up early and do my exercise before the my day gets started. As I look ahead to foot surgery in December, I want to get the most I can out of moving and walking while I […]

A visitor to our new front steps

October 5, 2016


chipmunk on new front steps

Since I started a new consulting project, I haven’t had much time to think about blogging. We just had our front side steps redone and they look great. And, more importantly, one of our “pet” chipmunks, named Peep, has given them his stamp of approval. Note the little white object in the lower right corner […]