• I like your bubbly. Wish I had some. I missed a few days here and may miss some more. I’m in the hospital for an infection. Cellulitis to start, and some other stuff that I won’t bore you with, but the upshot is that I’m kind of out of it, and I’ll get back into things when I’m more alive.

  • When I was a kid I used to get these fat sticks that were rather like lollipops. At least made from the same confection. They were sweet, but had little pops of sour in them. I have searched for them in vane since. And side note, when I spent three and a half months abroad walking all the time, I lost a huge amount of weight. The fact that I had…[Read more]

  • Cute! As to the sleep thing, I seem to have over the last couple of years found myself with a bad case of age related insomnia. It stinks. I used to be an eight hour plus kind of gal, now I’m happy to get five.

  • Lisa commented on the post, Sharing The Same Screen 1 week ago

    You make watching a bad movie romantic!

    I think your logic in this essay is spot on. It explains why I love watching old episodes of MASH and Hogan’s Heros. They were important to us when we were kids now we are overloaded with too much mediocrity so nothing is important. And we don’t even have cable. 😂

  • I imagine you are somewhere over the Atlantic, or in Paris already when reading this. Do the in-laws actually live in Paris, or in some lovely burg in the South of France? Either way, I’m jealous! I was up so late night, that I keep slipping into nap mode lol! So I’m quitting zzz while still upright! Have a wonderful trip!

  • Wonderful metaphor! A number of years ago I lived in Illinois and there was a place near to where we lived that offered weaving classes. I had so much fun learning to weave on giant looms. Lately I have been wearing a cape I made in one of those classes. It is not perfect, but it is perfectly beautiful to me. I have also taken classes in stained…[Read more]

  • Interesting. I think you should get your little niece to teach you. More patience, more forgiving, and less likely to laugh at you. I had four years of high school Spanish and in the end got the booby prize for most likely to show up for class! I have no talent for languages at all.

    I always wanted a parrot. Hubs says no. Too loud, too messy,…[Read more]

  • Yum! Big potato chips fan here too. And don’t give me any of those flavored ones. Plain is best. But like you, I will have the salt and vinegar type once or twice a year. You could be my little brother!😁 I didn’t get chips very often, then hubs kind of went on a binge and started buying them regularly. I finally told him to stop because I have…[Read more]

  • Lisa commented on the post, Drinks In The Sand 1 week, 5 days ago

    We were raised Kool-Aid kids. We lived on Green Lake in central Wisconsin and I loved the beach and lake more than anything. We had a big round Thermos painted plaid that was filled with ice and Kool-Aid. I haven’t thought of that squat fat thing in years. I always liked the blue drink best, which probably explains my penchant for blue Slushies…[Read more]

  • I have contemplated the benefits vs negatives of having virtually every moment of your life captured for posterity. I’m quite happy, thank you very much, to not have much proof at all that my fourth grade year was perfectly awkward and ugly. Same with my seventh grade experiment with letting my bangs grow out. Not every moment of life is special…[Read more]

  • Lisa commented on the post, A Trip To The Aquarium 2 weeks ago

    I loved visiting the Shedd when we lived in Chiicagoland.. Seahorses and jellyfish were my favorites. Leaving the cool and dim aquarium into a bright, hot Chicago day was like emerging from a matinee of a particularly engrossing movie when it takes a while to get your bearings back and I always felt lucky that I wasn’t hit by a car due to my lack…[Read more]

  • Lisa commented on the post, A Box Of Possibilities 2 weeks ago

    More than anything, I craved the giant box of crayons with the built in sharpener. I never got one. In hindsight, I suppose my parents were too poor. I also suspect that not getting all those wonderful colors has been the driving force behind my buying so many watercolor colors, and the giant pack of colored pencils. I will never be a minimalist…[Read more]

  • My problem is that I get bored. That is why teaching me to sew, or knit was damn near impossible. In home ec class, we’d just be pinning the pattern pieces to the cloth, and I’d want to try on the completed outfit. Because I was BORED with pinning and cutting. It’s funny, I like to weed the garden because it is mindless, so I can pull weeds and be…[Read more]

  • Lisa commented on the post, New Beginnings 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Good for you, getting started on that book! My big creative thing today was putting up the new calendar. It is a watercolor calender, so that should count for something!😁😁

  • Happy New Year to you all too! Shouldn’t be long now before hubs falls asleep in front of the TV. Used to be, I’d be chomping at the bit to get out on the town on New Year’s Eve. Staying home dozing the evening away seems so much saner. Esp. with the snow and ice coming down our there. Stay warm and paint good pictures my friend!

  • Hubs usually stays up later than I do. There are many mornings that I get up and make my coffee then go to get the treat I saved to have with my coffee. Let’s say a brownie😀! I look under the foil that I used to cover the pan, and it’s gone. Since it’s just the two of us, I know who took my breakfast. When he gets up I accuse him of the crime. He…[Read more]

  • Lisa commented on the post, Fun In The Snow 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    I always loved a big snow! A day off school to read in bed, maybe a fort built in the snow drifts. And following tracks. I loved finding odd tracks in the snow. I never saw the critters I was tracking but the possibility kept me on my toes.

  • Lisa commented on the post, Memories Of Ice Skating 3 weeks ago

    Skating wasn’t for me either. I was horrible. It hurt my ankles. When I fell I couldn’t get up again and had to crawl to an edge where there was something to hang on to.

    Now put me on cross country skis, and I wasn’t exactly graceful, but I loved doing it. Maybe because there weren’t as many people around to see me fall?😁

    I wish my…[Read more]

  • Lisa commented on the post, Drinking Chocolate 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    I do love hot cocoa! I’m a marshmallow kind of gal though. And none of those little packets, it must be homemade cocoa where I can control the sugar so it’s not too sweet, and add a pinch of salt because that adds a depth of flavor that’s missing with plain. You wouldn’t think I’d have all these rules for a simple winter treat would you? I…[Read more]

  • Cassoulet! Yum! I made one last Xmas for my book group. It was popular though this year’s lasagna was popular too. Maybe the group just likes it when somebody cooks for them? Lazy day here too. Being retired I can make any day a lazy day. If it’s 3:00 and I’m still in pajamas, it’s a sure sign.

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