Ch. 50.5 -- A week later, Mary sat with Col, Bee and Felix at the edge of the valley. A crackling fire warmed their feet and lit up their faces with a rosy glow. Behind them a tent had been set up. Mary knew from peeking in the door that it was a lot bigger inside… Continue reading Jay B. R. Wokky Ch. 50.5 — Around the Campfire
Jay B. R. Wokky Ch. 43.3 — Mr. Dumfries and the Magic Scissors
Ch. 43.3 -- After what seemed like hours, Janine heard the front door open and close. A white-bearded man leaned over and peered at her through his spectacles. “Hello there, Janine.” She blinked back her tears. “I’m so glad to see you, Mr. Dumfries.” “Felix was very insistent. Seems this cat has developed a fondness… Continue reading Jay B. R. Wokky Ch. 43.3 — Mr. Dumfries and the Magic Scissors
It’s been pouring for two days and nights now. I think the drought is over. I had a lot of things on my to-do list today, but after a short walk with my dog, Rocky, in the cold wind, with purple clouds overhead threatening to dump more water, I climbed back in bed with a… Continue reading Rainy Days
Wanted: Chick Flicks
On Friday night we went to see Red 2. My husband and sons loved it. It was a typical male action/comic book, shoot-em-up, blow-it-up, car chase movie. Yes, on one level it was funny. The violence was so over the top that it became impossible and ridiculous. But I came out feeling as if I’d… Continue reading Wanted: Chick Flicks
How is my diet going? Well, it would be going great, except that food keeps getting in the way. Like that big Greek Easter dinner we ate on Sunday -- absolutely fantastic, with roast lamb, spanakopita, stuffed grape leaves, Greek village salad, roasted red potatoes... and for dessert, baklava and galactoburiko (which if you’ve never… Continue reading Fitness Update
I used to be indifferent to chocolate. My favorite snack was BBQ potato chips. I couldn’t understand my daughter, who could smell chocolate from two floors away, sealed in a plastic baggie and hidden inside a closed container in the pantry. (Needless to say, every time I went to make chocolate chip cookies, there would… Continue reading Chocolate, anyone?
Last week I went in for a check-up at the doctor’s office. Of course they want to weigh you first thing. You know how it is. First you shed your 100 pound purse (all those coins really end up weighing a lot, not to mention the kitchen sink), then your winter coat, sweater, and shoes. … Continue reading Fitness
Books — our best friends
I love to read. I have to admit, there's nothing better on a cold winter's day than to curl up on the couch with a good book, your dog snoozing beside you, a crackling fire in the fireplace, and a bowl of chocolate pretzels on the table within easy reach. I sure miss my dog!
For a Cold
Oh, oh. I feel a cold coming on. You know, that scratchy throat-stuffy nose-brain barely there kind of feeling? You know what they say: the best thing for a cold is to take vitamin C, drink plenty of fluids, and rest. That sounds like a perfect excuse to curl up in bed with a stack… Continue reading For a Cold