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At a crossroads

A welcomed relief from the norm ....
Posted:Dec 11, 2017 8:13 am
Last Updated:Dec 11, 2017 3:39 pm

.... Sandy's renewal of FotoFriday!

Otherwise, it's a race between Leaf and DanDee's vying for dominance of the page!

What say YOU?
Foto Friday ... I'm late!
Posted:Dec 1, 2017 6:38 pm
Last Updated:Dec 6, 2017 6:45 pm
Late, late for a very important, but welcomed, date! Welcome back FOTOFRIDAY!!!

This little wine bottle covering has been with me for many a year, but I still put it out. I wish y'all could enjoy a bit of holiday 'cheer' with me at my personal Cheers station.

For Dinty ... and anyone else who enjoys crafty projects
Posted:Nov 30, 2017 11:55 am
Last Updated:Dec 1, 2017 4:17 pm
This is a photo of a work in progress. My brother-in-law and sister store up cork wine stoppers to make it possible - along with asking friends to save them, too. It can be a wall hanging or a trivet. My niece uses on a large coffee table with 4 wine glasses sitting on it which is quite lovely. This project, at it's size of 12" X 12" , takes fifty 2-inch corks and has a inch frame of stained oak. (I asked my brother-in-law to paint my frame black because I like black accents.) If any wants the exact instructions, I can ask for them and post them.
As the world turns ....
Posted:Nov 29, 2017 5:40 pm
Last Updated:Dec 11, 2017 8:19 am
Let me share - for now - a few of the finer moments of my brief 12 days in AZ with family, I didn't realize all I'd hope to in meeting up with SFF friends, but it was what it was.

Me and my sister Sharon in the pool at Sundance Resort in Casa Grande, AZ. I SHALL return,

I'm nervous; I'm hyped ... I need to be medicated!
Posted:Nov 14, 2017 9:02 pm
Last Updated:Dec 2, 2017 8:24 am

Come Saturday, I have to board a plane. I HATE flying. I'm a white knuckle flyer. I would like a hypodermic to put me out to get through a four hour flight. I've been around the world and back, literally, even crossed the international dateline, but flying NOW scares the he-be-geebies out of me. This time, if I want to get from point A to point B, I have no option, time wise. I am no longer confident enough to do it behind the wheel on a sole journey. Wisconsin to Arizona, H-E-L-L-O! Ain't happening.

When I lived in Wyoming many moons ago, I thought nothing of getting behind that wheel and driving seventeen/eighteen hours straight through to Wisconsin to be with my kids for a spell - all by myself without issue - no problem. It was a breeze.

Where did all that self-assurance go?? Gone .......... with the passage of time. Getting old sucks!!
This is the most exciting thing I have to offer today ... *YAWN*
Posted:Nov 12, 2017 5:48 pm
Last Updated:Nov 14, 2017 8:42 am
On Thursday, November 16, we are having an early Thanksgiving dinner here on the premises at my senior dwelling, just 2 days before I leave for AZ. Management is providing the turkey and the basic, traditional food items (mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing), and the rest is left to 'potluck'. So far we have 64 parties signed up to participate. I'm looking forward to it.

I have decided to bring two offerings, a dessert and a veggie. I lucked out and got some nice butternut squash from a local farmer who had lots in excess. I happen to LOVE butternut squash. See photo of the work ahead of me.

For dessert, I will prepare a double batch of pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting topped with chopped pecans. They always go over big when I've done potluck.

What do you think?

I was unsuccessful in my attempt to post a photo in my last blog. Try this:
Posted:Nov 8, 2017 7:34 am
Last Updated:Nov 9, 2017 5:52 pm
Yesterday, as the weather was still 'fair,' I strung some lights on the upper portion of my small deck/patio railing. This should have been taken later in the day to be better viewed. I'm really just testing to see if the site will permit a photo ... which did not happen in my last attempt. Dang it! (I'm wondering if anyone else is having this problem.)
This will be my home away from home .............
Posted:Nov 8, 2017 7:22 am
Last Updated:Dec 3, 2017 6:53 pm
....... for at least half the time I'm in AZ. The other half will be split with a sister and brother-in-law that live in Casa Grande, AZ, permanently, and a niece and her hubby who reside in suburban Phoenix at Gilbert ... yet to be arranged.

My younger sis's husband just did a trade deal on the Durango to upgrade to a 'tiny home' being built in Ohio as I speak ... I think he said Ohio. They lugged the Durango out to AZ in September and have decided they won't do that again. Instead, they will place the tiny home on permanent grounds there in AZ and never again hassle with the haul. Unfortunately, (Dang it!) I will not see or stay in the new tiny home until next season ... good Lord willin' and the creek don't rise.

Just sharin' because I'm getting excited about my trip!

Picture this .............
Posted:Nov 4, 2017 10:43 am
Last Updated:Nov 5, 2017 8:02 pm

.... a caricature of The Donald checking FB on his Smarter-than-he-is-phone. He's jubilant in reading:

Vladimir Putin wants to be friends with you on FB.
Vladimir Putin
The Kremlin, Moscow

You have 146,000,000 mutual friends.

Slow traffic, stay right .............. but still be prepared for 'the finger'
Posted:Oct 29, 2017 2:22 pm
Last Updated:Nov 1, 2017 4:29 am
I e-mailed two of my sisters just this morning to share my ever-mounting experiences in my new senior dwelling. One sis is older; in her early 80's, the other, at 72, is the baby of the family ... both reside in AZ.

My message:

"Your sister is getting OLD! Confined to the premises due to below freezing temps yesterday, I joined the BINGO group for the first time in the year I've been in my old foggies' residence. I won THREE times with grand prizes of all donated rewards comprised of a can of baked beans , a box of butter toffee popcorn with eanuts, and a sweet chew bar! (Picture is proof positive.)

NOW, I know you're all jealous! Believe me, if I could share my good fortune with the less fortunate, I surely would. LOL


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