Month: October 2018

  • People (and things) I miss. Blogtober Day 21

    Way back in 2004, this blog started out as a knitting blog and as a way to keep my family back in Louisiana and Georgia updated.  I started out on Blogger, then moved to Typepad, and then finally to a hosted website.  I’ve got versions of this blog saved on my server, but some content…

  • Well, that was unintended (Blogtober Days 13-18)

    I did not mean to take nearly a week off, but after last weekend’s whirlwind trip to Washington DC and getting back to work, it just threw me off.  Now that I have had some time to decompress and think about my trip, I have all sorts of thoughts.  The one thing that I wanted…

  • So much to say and I don’t know where to start (Blogtober Day 12)

    Lots of thoughts to come.  

  • Hurricane Michael, (Blogtober Day 10)

    Please keep the Panhandle in your thoughts. Hurricane Michael came ashore today at nearly a Category 5 and I’m afraid that daylight is going to reveal a horrific sight.  Panama City was a favorite vacation spot when my friends and I were kids, and I fear that the area won’t be the same for a…

  • Tuesday Takeover (Blogtober Day 9)

    Hey Y’all, I am the first Tuesday Takeover at A Gal’s Best Friend. Click on that link and take a look. It’s all about raising Puppies with a Purpose. See ya over there!

  • If you want your hubby to cook dinner, buy him a flame thrower. (Blogtober Day 8)

    If you want your hubby to cook dinner, buy him a flame thrower. (Blogtober Day 8)

    It has been a running joke in my house that when my husband doesn’t know what to get me for Christmas, he defaults to a kitchen gadget…usually one that he wants me to use to cook him something specific.  Case in point, the Anova Sous Vide machine. (This is not sponsored, btw, however, if they want…

  • Weekending (Blogtober Days 6 &7)

    Weekending (Blogtober Days 6 &7)

    I was remiss in posting yesterday, but hopefully this will make up for it.  I shot Puppy Raiser Day at Southeastern Guide Dogs yesterday. Puppy Raiser day happens with a dog is matched with a handler and the people that raised the dog gets to come meet the new handler and see the pup that…

  • Go Back….to the MSC Seaside (Blogtober Day 5)

    I have a very long overdue blog post on our 25th Anniversary Cruise that we went on back in April.  Planned and hosted by the amazing Chip Barker over at Oceans and Lands Custom Travel Planners, it was the absolute perfect vacation.  We are planning another trip soon on either the Seaside or the Meraviglia.…

  • Photo of the Day (Blogtober Day 4)

    Meet Freyja, aka Mama Freyja. She is a six year old retired breeder from Southeastern Guide Dogs.  She is queen of the house and she knows it.  (Taken with my iPhone X) . We brought her home at eight weeks of age, raised her as puppy raisers, sent her back for training. She came home…

  • Ten Things About Me. (Blogtober Day 3)

    Ten things about me, that are probably ten things too many. I am a Leap Year baby. Yep, born on Feb. 29, 1972 (you can do the math) I celebrate my birthday on non-Leap Years on the 28th. It causes all sorts of computer chaos when filling out forms. I was born in      …