Seasons in the Sun #SoCS/ Twofer

Hey, Hi my friends, for truly I consider you all friends in many different ways. We share thoughts, kindnesses, opinions and ideas. I don’t do that with my acquaintances. Today’s SoCS prompt, brought to you by Linda Hill was ‘season’. As it … Continue reading Seasons in the Sun #SoCS/ Twofer

Real Neat Surprise!!

Now isn’t this a lovely picture?  It just fills you with little bubbles of joy.  Well it sure did that for me; and I must begin by giving a great big thanks to my friend over at for this wonderful surprise.  I am not all about awards but it is sure nice when someone thinks about us in an extra special way from time to time and a little ray of spotlight finds its way to our door. Thanks so much and we all appreciate your wonderful posts, photos and thoughts about life, nature and living. So, in the … Continue reading Real Neat Surprise!!

Out of the Blue

Isn’t that  a pretty heart? I thought so too! I was so pleasantly surprised to find this comment on my About page yesterday and a great big thanks to Louie Louie writes a great blog focusing on life through travel and living one’s dreams.  You really should take a look when you get a chance! Thanks so much Louie. You may not have realized this but the last few weeks have been rather hellish for me. First came the devastating news we would have to leave our beloved new life in paradise, Costa Rica.  Then came the daunting task of … Continue reading Out of the Blue

A Day Late but Thankful…

Okay, I must admit I do have a legitimate excuse, what with dismantling my life in the states and moving to Costa Rica where, admittedly, there are more paradise days than I thought I ever deserved and yet-still-it is a lot of work to unpack and rebuild.  Things are a bit trickier here. My greatest challenge to date has been to find a mop bucket with a wringer and I can say-Hallelujah! My husband, the self proclaimed Hunter/Gatherer that he is, managed to find one.  Now I can happily get on with the business of scrubbing, cleaning, mopping….wait, what’s wrong … Continue reading A Day Late but Thankful…

Apologies, Appreciation and Awards..

How many ways are there to say, “Thank you?” There are more than words, I assure you.  But there are not enough words to express how very thankful I am for the world that has been opened up for me via this blogging avenue that I have only come to know within a short year’s time.  i am grateful for those of you who have decided to follow my blog, reading my words faithfully and leaving me kind comments, offering support and encouragement, and sharing your own experiences as well.  I appreciate the casual passersby as well and thank you … Continue reading Apologies, Appreciation and Awards..


Hey guys!  I did it, I did it!  After all these years, I finally…. GOT MY DUCKS IN A ROW!!! And aren’t they adorable? So, here I am, finally caught up with the day’s business and trying to step into my safe and cozy world of writing. First order of the night is to give a great big THANK YOU to my new blogging friend, Frankie, over in Ireland at He likes to yank my chain about my writing and poetry. So, without being ‘pleonastic'( I,too, have a dictionary AND a Thesaurus), let me say I appreciate his awarding … Continue reading Success!!