good grief are you still here?

my goodness gracious! on september 7th the little peanut turned 4 years old. . who woulda coulda thunk there was that much to blab about for FOUR WHOLE YEARS! . my mother once told me that i talked from an extremely young age. and the truth is .  .  . i haven’t shut up since. . thank you … [Read more…]

the first taste

here where all is still green or brown because of drought only the calendar says it’s autumn. . but i have never minded much about such facts and things. in my heart it looks like this! . i awoke this morning to thunder and rain. no sideways rain as is usual here in my windy prairie country. … [Read more…]

finding the center

. the colorado trip has been postponed. don’t feel sorry!  or sad for me old bean. i’m not sad about that. there is time. plans needed to be changed. . instead we will probably go out to georgia .  .  .  or is it down to georgia sometime in october. that is where the marine’s … [Read more…]

simply jack

on the other side of this world today there is sorrow. my vicki. her jack. his passing. it’s unspeakably hard. it has been the source of the darkness i have been feeling. . this blue boy. beloved blue australian with fur that looks wiry but wasn’t. it was silky and soft to the touch. perfect to … [Read more…]

who dunnit?

who dunnit? is tammy’s muse wounded?  lost?  kidnapped?  DEAD? . we do not know. but we will get to the bottom of this. . peanut readers have been MORE than patient. it’s time to put some super sleuth on the job! many of them are out of work now.  and could probably use the money. … [Read more…]

cozy minimal

what does a hospital stay   black mold and mildew a rushed move and lots of pros and cons . have to do with adjusting to a new life? well. i’ll tell you! . when i first moved to my little  ‘ safe harbor ‘  .  .  .    it was    JUST THAT. i felt for the … [Read more…]

easter chicken and heat

like a lot of places in the rest of the nation . . here in the middle of the country we have had endless days of heat indexes in the danger zones. extremely high dew point and high triple digits temperatures that won’t quit. . add to that the fact that nights have not been … [Read more…]

the experts

they’re EVERYWHERE ! they’re everywhere! . they can affect people’s lives.  we like to be spoon fed our information. it’s apparently easier to accept all these self proclaimed expert opinions than to do research of our own.  to read. and get varied opinions. and then to make our OWN decisions based on our own situations! . … [Read more…]

summer survival mode

yup.   this is where we came in i think. . AND .  .  . yup. we’re STILL HERE! . and though we’re still mostly grumpy about it around here  .  .  . . we at least have put some thought into our arsenal for surviving SUMMER in these triple digit temperatures. . it’s dark out now and it’s 99 degrees at … [Read more…]