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…]

imagination and reality

which is better old bean? i was a very imaginative child. books were my friends.  and i could lose myself in them.  i still can.  and do! . they provided me a rich inner life.  i grew adept very early on in making things how I WANTED THEM TO BE in my head instead of how … [Read more…]

the truest gold

what is the sense of happiness? what is it for you? . is it the beautiful views from your window? the sparkling private pool in your own back yard? the flowers in your own garden? the mountains in the distance .  .  .  perhaps still with white snow on their peaks? the perfect summer temperature?  not suffocatingly … [Read more…]

i love you i hate you

      i cannot tell a lie. dear computer .  .  . THIS is how i feel about you you know old bean. it’s like this. i have one foot in the 21st century and the rest of me is solidly in probably .  .  . oh.  i don’t know the late 19th century.  … [Read more…]

for sentimental reasons

  why is it old bean .  .  . .  that people who are minimalists .  .  .  such as myself are often thought of as having no sentimental feelings about things or people or events in our lives? . simply because we don’t collect any ‘ keepsakes ‘ of those memories and have them … [Read more…]

are we there yet?

THIS is the way most people feel about summer.   like WOW! can’t get enough of this great sunny SUMMER weather. lounging about in cool blue pools! flowers blooming to beat the band. picnics in the park. grilling in your own back yard. hiking in the great outdoors. on and on it goes. and coming … [Read more…]

an apple woman

we all come in different shapes and sizes. all my life i’ve been short. i used to be 5 foot 2 eyes of blue. now i’ve shrunk and i’m 5 foot 1. . recently due to the illness i lost over 20 pounds. JUST LIKE THAT! phhft! . kind of nice really.  a little silver lining i … [Read more…]

for once

for once i have absolutely NOTHING to say. . my goodness folks!  is she sick?  is she feverish? LOL!  nope. you know only too well that    sometimes i simply get all talked out. and now it’s just a very quiet time here at the peanut. . i’m sending love to each one of you. you’re the BEST! and … [Read more…]

living a small life

there’s a movement going on old bean! and it’s exciting!           ~ but first.  some thoughts about why we needed this movement. in the 80’s there was a catch phrase from a popular movie that described the era. ~ ”  GREED IS GOOD  “ ~   our country bought into that … [Read more…]