…or anyone else.

To my delight Cee’s brought back the Oddball Photo Challenge. So I’m switching “Silent Sunday” to “Silent Saturday” so I can be part of it.  Very, very early Monday morning, I’ll be aboard a Southwest Airlines flight to Arizona for my yearly visit to see my parents. I love spending time with them and I also plan to enjoy the 60 and 70 degree temperatures while I’m there.   I know I just had a blogging break over Christmas, but I can barely keep up with everyone’s blogs and entries when I’m at home, where I have an internet connection, let alone at my parents’ who don’t.  Besides, I only see them once a year usually, so they and what we do deserve my undivided attention.  But it won’t be long and I’ll be back.  In the meantime, enjoy what each day holds for you.

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Welcome back to Thursday Doors and happy 2018.  Norm, as always, thanks for hosting this group of door lovers.

This first shot was taken while we were waiting for the train into the city of Brotherly Love. I like the bright, cheerful colors.

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At a time when weather in the northern US has been a hot topic (or a cold topic), “Weathered” is an apt theme for the Photo Challenge.  In the annoying tradition of making a word a part of speech it wasn’t meant to be, those of us in that part of the country have been getting (winter) weathered like crazy.

But my example comes from a summer day in the Vosges Forest of France, a place where you don’t expect to come across a chair of any sort while following a trail.  This chair obviously had weathered more than a few nights in the forest and come out the worse for wear, something with which we who’ve experienced many days and night of sub-zero Fahrenheit temperatures might identify!

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Yesterday WordPress sent me a notification that it was my 6 year blogging anniversary.  Six years. Wow! Who’d a thunk?  I never imagined when I made my tentative start that six years later I would still be blogging and still loving it.  Heck, I didn’t even realize I’d have to have a blog name when I reached the end of the signing up process!

I had no idea that I would meet a number of fellow bloggers in person in places like San Francisco, Kansas City, Branson (Missouri), Philadelphia, Chicago, and even France in places like China Town, homes, writer’s conferences, coffee shops, libraries, and aboard a barge on a French river in full spate, or that I’d be chatting with people from all over the world.  What fun!  One of my goals is to meet many more of you in person. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s Saturday.  No, you haven’t lost your mind. I’m writing this on Saturday even though you’re reading it on Monday.

It’s Saturday and it’s cold, more than cold—frigid.  This morning it was -7 F and felt like -14.  If we can make it until Sunday, it might be 30, a heat wave in these days of sub-zero temperatures, both real and with wind chill.  We have snow, but it’s too cold to go out to properly enjoy it.  I even drove the few blocks to the salon for my every-six-months-or-so haircut.

It’s Saturday and I’m faced with a delightful dilemma:  which book should I read next?*  In the spirit of supporting our local library to the best of my ability and to feed my need to read (oooo, I love the sound of that phrase), I usually have 15 or more books checked out and 40-50 on hold, many of which haven’t come out yet.  Don’t you just love the ability to do that?  Our library has a “Best Seller” list that offers a plethora of categories, including “Adult Fiction” and “Adult Non-fiction” under the headings of “Just Arrived” and “Coming Soon.”  Just click “Hold.”  That’s like crack to an addict. Read the rest of this entry »