Down the rabbit hole she goes

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Two years ago I got involved in researching my ancestors. It took over my life. I didn’t have a lot of information. Our family didn’t take many photos. I had nothing for my paternal grandmother and my material grandfather. For … Continue reading

Just a short note on families, personalities and rocking who you are

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My extended family is a collection of all sorts of personalities although we skew toward the introvert side. There have been some marriages that brought in an infusion of extrovert (or the dark side as we call it). I call … Continue reading

Jabbering notes dusted with thanks

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Today is Thanksgiving in the US. It’s a day of outrageous overindulgence prior to a full weekend of shopping (at least for most people). Football games screaming on the screen and biscuits burning in the oven. Here it will be … Continue reading

Random 5 for November 24 – Pizza, restaurants, salad, doctors, parties

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Happy Birthday Betty! – Here is a (slightly blurred) picture from my SIL’s birthday luncheon. Yes, she’s wearing a tiara. Enough said! Is this a new thing? – We used to get pizza at a local upscale grocery store. It … Continue reading

Random 5 for November 17 – Medical, changes, birthdays, cats, people

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The week that was – This week seemed to be wall to wall appointments of all sorts. Many of the doctor variety (my least favorite especially compared to a spa appointment). A routine checkup turned into a “you need a … Continue reading

What I learned from teenagers

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Goodbye juice boxes and fruit bowls. Goodbye smurfs. Hello cell phones. This past weekend the granddaughters were visiting. They are almost fourteen (going on 30). Their feet are bigger than mine and we won’t talk about height. There was a … Continue reading