Starting out on a romantic vacation, or treading water hoping someone will notice?

December 17, 2019

Twas the weekend before Christmas and things are a mess

I’ve been putting off what needs done, I willingly confess

Packages to wrap litter every room

If I don’t get my butt in gear, we’re surely doomed

Menu? What Menu? You mean I have to cook?

I was just settling in to work...

November 25, 2019


I recently visited my mother and her husband who just moved into assisted living a couple months ago, after being in the same house on a farm for decades. But in their eighties, the large property, Wisconsin winters, an aging farmhouse, and...

November 7, 2019

We recently took a  trip to China. Definitely a bucket list item. It was a spur of the moment Groupon Travel junket, and I had a hard time convincing our travel partners that this was a legitimate tour, given the incredible price. It all checked out, though, so we book...

October 15, 2019

Imagine you’re on a nice, wide boulevard. There are lots of exciting things to do and see as you drive along. Then the road begins to narrow, and the shoulders drop o­ff, and things along the roadside are a little less enticing. As you continue you find yourself on a g...

August 27, 2019

I just got back from a great "girls mini-vacation" in Key Largo with a friend of mine. It's hot at home, and it's hot in the Keys, but it's a wet-hot there, especially since I got to spend a lot of time under the water!

I certified to dive back in the 70's, when I was m...

July 30, 2019

I just got back from an outdoor program put on by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. It's called Cast and Blast, and it's only for women. We all meet at a state wildlife site, in this case, Lone Cone. There's a cabin there with bunkrooms, a kitchen, and lots of wide open spa...

July 15, 2019

Dang.  The Post Office just delivered those DOW hunting guides and we’ve had to institute the “check the caller ID on the phone rule.”  If it’s Cousin Ollie, don’t pick up!  For those of you who’ve met Cousin Ollie, you know he’s not the brightest bulb in the lamp, but...

June 18, 2019

I just attended a wedding in Telluride. It was gorgeous, sunny (mostly) but there were still some big snowbanks strewn about. We rode the gondola up to the mountain then walked to a lookout where the wedding was held.

With a backdrop like that, it was hard to focus on t...

May 14, 2019

If you read Part I of this Saga, you know what can happen (and does, with annoying frequency in our lives) if you tend to make sudden decisions about which road to take while traveling in the boonies (and we’re not talking the high road or the low road – we’re usually...

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