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…]

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…]