Although mid-May, the temperatures are rising. Yesterday was 102; today's forecast is cooler at 98. I am sitting in the backyard this morning, enjoying the shade and coolness, if only briefly, keeping watch on the wildlife.
We have a mother cat and her three wild kittens back here. Two of the kittens, whom I assume are the boys as the third one is harlequin so I know she is female, are running, climbing, and jumping with their mother. We have an appointment at the vet's on Thursday to…Continue
It has come to my attention that I am heading into the final generation. What do I mean by that? Let me give you some background.
Almost forty years ago, when my husband and I were newly married, we met a couple who had been married seventeen years. Seventeen years! Oh, my. That was like, forever. They were middle aged, or so I thought, with teenage children. They now have grandchildren older than those offspring were then, and we have a daughter whose age is twice that of…Continue
I have held my breath. Another Thanksgiving behind us. No phone call bringing bad news. Last year the call came from Texas the day after Thanksgiving with news that my dear friend, Gail, had passed away the night before, only a few miles from my house. Her sister who made the call left it to me and our other friend to take care of all the issues that come when someone dies, like cleaning out the house. It would be almost Christmas before all the tasks were accomplished and the grief was…Continue