Party Dress!

When you want to put your best foot forward, here’s the dress you need! Continue reading “Party Dress!”

The last of 2017

With apologies to Charles Dickens.

In many ways, 2017 was the best of times for me.

Then in the last eight months, it was the worst of times bringing terrible grief.

Now on the last day of 2017, I am looking forward with guarded optimism to 2018.

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Continue reading “The last of 2017”

No Room Under the Tree?

When there’s no room under the tree for presents…

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Christmas Scene at the Pittock Mansion, Portland Oregon. ~Photo Lori Greer

 

 

Christmas 2

A charming vignette with echoes of simpler times.

In the chaos and horror of today’s world, it would be easy to assume that life was easier in “the good old days”.

A study of history teaches us otherwise.  Life has never been idyllic for many people at all time.

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A vignette of Christmas from simpler times at the Pittock Mansion, Portland Oregon. ~Photo Lori Greer

 

 

Christmas

The holiday parties are in full swing.

Families and friends are coming  and going.

It’s a wonderful time to celebrate.

It’s a wonderful time to remember those who are alone.

It’s a wonderful time to remember the disenfranchised and the marginalized.

It’s a wonderful time to remember the true meaning of Christmas.

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Christmas Scene at the Pittock Mansion, Portland, Oregon ~Photo Lori Greer

Boy With Thorn

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~Statue frm The Pittock Mansion, Portland, Oregon.  Photo by Lori Greer ~ 

 

I was excited to see this statue during a visit to the lovely The Pittock Mansion in Portland.

I thought it might be Boy with Thorn. Continue reading “Boy With Thorn”

Who’s mad?

This brought a smile to my face and those of  the women who were standing nearby.

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~Photo Lori Greer~

 

Musings on my birthday

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Today is my birthday which puts me in a philosophical frame of mind.

I found myself thinking about the tumultuous year that flew by.

So many good things! Life was a joy.  My sons and their families were doing great. Continue reading “Musings on my birthday”

Fair Warning…

I  know most of us have bad days at times.

However, I can never understand why or how a person could be RUDE to the person behind the counter anywhere.  Or, what gives a person the right to be mean to others at anytime? Continue reading “Fair Warning…”

All those bad boys!

Caffeine, sugar, fat, carbs, white flour, processed foods…all those bad boys!  Continue reading “All those bad boys!”