Photo Blogging Challenge: Happy

PJ over at A ‘lil’HooHaa’s photo blogging theme this month is Happy. This should have been an easy prompt with photo opps for birthdays and family reunion events….but I struggled with this one.… Continue reading

The pain of great loss

It is with a very heavy  heart and more sadness than I can bear that I share this post with you today. Last Thursday, our beloved golden retriever, Tanner, passed away. It was sudden… Continue reading

Seven things I want my seven-year-old grandchild to know

2008 2015 Well, those seven years went by fast. I have a hard time believing Peanut is now SEVEN YEARS OLD! Yesterday was her birthday and, per the norm, the day was a… Continue reading

August Photo Blogging Challenge: Rule of Thirds

So PJ over at A ‘lil HooHaa switched things up a bit for our August photo challenge by choosing the theme: Rule of Thirds. Now, for those who are skewed more left-brain, this might… Continue reading

And then summer was gone……an August collage

I did it! I actually got a monthly calendar done on time…even a couple of days early! Here is a snapshot of August in middle Missouri. It was a strange summer; never getting… Continue reading

It’s midsummer already!?

True to form, my July collage comes in mid-August. :-) This is one of my favorite quotes. And it could ‘t come at a more perfect time. Lately, it’s been a struggle to… Continue reading

We felt like Spelunkers for a few hours

Over the Independence Day holiday weekend, the family went on a day trip to tour Bridal Cave at the Lake of the Ozarks. Evidently, Missouri is known as “the cave state” and has more than 6,000… Continue reading

July Photo Challenge: Patriotic

July’s photo blogging theme at A ‘lil’ HooHaa was Patriotic. Since both the United State and our neighbor to the north, Canada, celebrated Independence Days in July, the challenge might not have been… Continue reading

35 years is no accident

Sunday, Entrepreneur and I will have been married 35 years. On one hand it doesn’t seem like we’ve weathered life together for that long; yet, on the other hand, I have a hard… Continue reading

Discovering some loose ends

Remember back months ago when I switched from a self-hosted blog to so I could simplify parts of my life? Yeah……well, I just figured out that all the links on two very… Continue reading

June Photo Blogging Challenge: Anything Goes

PJ’s prompt for June was Anything Goes and we were free to do whatever we wanted for the challenge. There won’t be much commentary for my shots this month. With rain, rain and more… Continue reading

Mud slide!

One hour mud bath: California $60 One hour mud massage: New York $85 Fifty minute mud bath: Las Vegas $110 Thirty minute mud bath: Miami $30 Two-hour Middle Missouri mud foot soak: Free.… Continue reading

Continued hiatus and a May calendar

What is this thing called blogging and how does it work? Seems like that is what I should be asking since I’ve been away for so long. And it’s not that I intend… Continue reading

Sick kitty

Guess I can cross another item off the bucket list. I didn’t realize this experience was even on the list, and it was definitely a first for me. One of our kitties is sick.… Continue reading

Photo Blogging Challenge: Spring

Another month has come and gone and May is just a memory now as we get ready to launch into summer. True to form, May at our house was filled with May-hem with all… Continue reading