I feel so helpless. I can’t do anything about my daughter-in-law’s cancer other than pray and be there for her, my son and their toddler. Continue reading “My heart is heavy”
As a daily walker, I find many rewards. Simple pleasures.
First, of course, being outdoors in nature. Even in the rain it is refreshing and restorative.
Then, the sights along the way. Vignettes of beauty in flowers, rocks, trees. Continue reading “Words from my neighbor”
With names like these, I had to sample these sodas from Portland Craft Soda.
We were at a food cart pod sampling the flavors while we decided what to eat.
It was fun especially as the evening was warm and people were happy.
There was music and laughter. Strangers talked and joked with each other.
French crepes, Middle Eastern, Mexican, a full bar, hamburgers… So many tempting choices. We finally settled for a fennel sausage pizza from the Pyro Pizza Cart. It was delicious! We will return soon to try the other pizzas and the arugula salad.
Plus some of the other food carts too.
The Habanero Lime was a “must try’! Just a whiff of it took my breath away but I was determined to drink some. Whoa Nellie, as they say, it was strong!
The basamic fig reminded me of kambucha.
My hands-down favorite was the Lemon Mint. It was refreshing with a hint of sweetness.
I did not try them all. I did find a winner in the Lemon Mint and ordered a full glass. A new favorite!
Catching a movie at “Cartopia Movie Night” sounds fun especially with friends. It’s fun to hang out with milennials. It would be fun to watch Jaws with a group of milennials and their kids.
I do love Portland!
“This sculpture represents the Native American elder who used to stand along the portals around the Taos Plaza in New Mexico.” * Continue reading “Taos Patriarch”
I was so excited to get my new Nest thermostat on Saturday morning. Continue reading “Not a happy camper”
I never imagined that cooling my home in summer would be an issue in Portland, Oregon. I counted on a few hot days and then, back to cooler days and nights!
For happily the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens. ~George Washington
After several overcast days, sunny skies returned on Mother’s Day to Venice.
It was perfect weather to explore Abbot Kinny Street. Continue reading “Mother’s Day in Venice”
At my annual physical exam, my doctor shared with me the story of a small growth that he had ignored years ago.
He was too busy in medical school to have to have it removed.
I love old, rustic shutters, doors and gates.