Open arms…

Gosh,  I would love to hug these little creatures and enjoy a warm embrace in return.

Cold metal.  Brrr.

Social isolation is terrible.  I see my friends on social media or from a safe distance. 

I can’t give them a hug or sit beside them at lunch.  Continue reading “Open arms…”

Play for the world

If you ever dreamed of playing for millions around the world, now is your chance. Play inside, play for the world.    Nike Post on Instagram

 

Now more than ever, we are one team. #playinside #playfortheworld       Nike on Twitter

 

~Photo Lori Greer in Portland~

 

Continue reading “Play for the world”

Social distancing

“A beautiful day in the neighborhood” to quote Mr. Rogers.  

It is good for the soul and body to venture out.   

Let’s all hang in there “together” as best we can to care for one another and especially those most vulnerable during these trying times. 

~Lori

 

An Optimist!

~Photo Lori Greer in Portland

Italy has been on my shortlist of places to since my return from Europe in 2016.

Not in 2017, my daughter-in-law was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer a few months after giving birth to her first child. 

Not in 2018, she was still fighting and I was caring for her and her baby.

Not in 2019, she was still fighting and I was caring for her and her toddler.  

She died in late 2019.  Continue reading “An Optimist!”

Because I’m worth it

Breakfast for one   ~Photo Lori Greer in Portland~    

 

I am trying to make every meal an “event”  even if I am eating alone.

On second thought, especially if I am eating alone. Continue reading “Because I’m worth it”

Sticker Shock

I buy cardamon in bulk from one of my favorite stores, New Seasons.  

I love the fragrance and taste.  

Running low, I added it to my grocery list.  

Without thinking, I put a few large scoops in a plastic bag.

When I weighed it and saw the price, I was shocked.

It’s almost $50 per pound. Continue reading “Sticker Shock”

A simple breakfast

I awake early to a dark and cold house.

Downstairs, I flip the switch on the gas fireplace in my living room. I am rewarded with heat and light.

I keep the blinds closed.  There is nothing inspiring about looking out into the dark. Continue reading “A simple breakfast”

But be gracious

Be pretty if you can, witty if you must, but be gracious if it kills you.  Elsie de Wolfe

Elsie de Wolfe  Architectural Digest

Elsie de Wolfe lived and died a long time ago.

Her words are timeless. Continue reading “But be gracious”

A working holiday…

One of the joys of travel is meeting interesting people.

Such random encounters enrich my life.

Continue reading “A working holiday…”

But be gracious

Be pretty if you can, witty if you must, but be gracious if it kills you.  Elsie de Wolfe

Elsie de Wolfe  Architectural Digest

Elsie de Wolfe lived and died a long time ago.

Her words are timeless. Continue reading “But be gracious”