Maybe you can explain this to me.
I rise early to take my dog Ginny for walks before the temperatures rise.
I have a floor fan that she sleeps in front of most of the day and evening.
So, why when we are outside does she lie in the sun rather than the shade?
After all, she’s the one with the fur coat!
Lunch on the patio. Lots of shade!
I have to admit that I have always been a bit envious of people who think up “hacks”.
Not to be confused with computer programmers who “hack” into computer systems.
I am talking about those creative types who solve the nagging, generally insignificant problems of daily living.
I am a sucker for an article with the headline “Ten Hacks to blah, blah, blah”.
It can be hacks for storing tools, organizing Christmas decorations, creating art with hambones… anything. I am hooked.
Now, I can proudly claim to have discovered my very own hack!
Continue reading “Now You See It…Now You Don’t”
Since many places are suffering extreme heat, I decided it would be fun to share this video about what happens to our bodies when it’s hot outside.
Continue reading “Retro, Fun, Relevant”
Here we go again! **
My cell phone rang with a call from Washington, D. C.
Continue reading “IRS Phone Scam”
I am doing most of the things they say I should do.
They being the proclaimers of conventional wisdom.
Continue reading “Coping”
I saw this sign when I visited the hospital yesterday.
I loved the sentiment. So, I took a picture.
I resolved to be mindful and try to “walk in another’s shoes”.
Continue reading “Kindness 101”
Strong social support is one of the keys to happiness and good health. Making an effort to improve relationships with people already in your life is one way to increase your social support.”— Jeanne Graner Krochta, L.P. Mayo Clinic
Photo from http://www.pexels.com/Gianne Karla Tolentino
I have an acquaintance whose hobby is collecting “friends”.
She is warm and friendly. She has amusing conversations.
She flutters from one friend to another.
She undoubtedly has hundreds of Facebook friends.
She finds no lasting joy in friendship, only the excitement of making a new friend.
Or, rather, making an acquaintance.
Continue reading “Fine Tuning”
Portland is a city of diversity.
I see people of different races and different religions wherever I go.
The children are all the same – playing in the parks and stopping to pet Ginny.
The adults welcome me into their homes or their businesses with courtesy and respect.
Continue reading “Tolerance”
The Pacific Northwest is one of the most beautiful places in the world.
I am so lucky to live here especially in the summer.
The days are so long now. It is a gift to enjoy the light.
Especially knowing that the darkness of winter is around the corner.
Continue reading “Summer Nightfall in Oregon”
The devil is one of my oldest companions.
When I was a lazy child my Mother would scold me,
“The devil finds work for idle hands!”
So, I dutifully skulked off to my room or anywhere out of her sight.
Or, I found something to do.
Continue reading “The Devil and Me”