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April showers arrive this week

April showers arrive this week

The calendar says it is April out there, but I think we are really about a month behind this year. April, that rainy, muddy wonderful month is slow in coming.…

Recovery and a sedentary lifestyle

Recovery and a sedentary lifestyle

I’m bored. I know, after scaring myself and my family with the first serious illness of my life just two weeks ago, I need to remember to be thankful, as…

Take a little time to smell the roses

Take a little time to smell the roses

One of the things I brought home from the hospital with me Tuesday was a little ceramic angel, a gift from friends of son Don who have “been through and…

The perils of potholes

The perils of potholes

Every year the first signs of spring aren’t really rising temperatures, melting snow, sunshine or robins. You know spring is really coming when driving to town means weaving around all…

March – Flirting with 50?

March – Flirting with 50?

One of the coldest Februarys on record is finally over and March is here again. It doesn’t look like it, and it certainly doesn’t feel like it, but I know…

Countdown to spring …and summer!

Countdown to spring …and summer!

With the end of February at hand, I thought it was time to start the annual countdown – you know to the time of the year when you know why…

50 Shades of what?

50 Shades of what?

Here I am up on a soapbox again. Call me old-fashioned, and although I haven’t seen the movie yet and really had no interest in seeing it, after reading a…

An interesting age

An interesting age

You have to admit we live in an interesting age – the age of technology. These days you can’t even comprehend what we would do without our computers and cell…

Baby its COLD out there

Baby its COLD out there

Last winter may have been the snowiest for many years, but I think this year is shaping up to be one of the coldest in recent years. At least it…

February is here again?

February is here again?

They say you shouldn’t wish your life away and with that in mind I probably shouldn’t be writing this, but I am really hoping that February flies by as fast…