Monthly Archives: June 2013

Grace, Queen of All She Surveys

No doubt about it, the cat rules the house. (why did spell correct underline ‘the’?) Just this morning, she blew into our bedroom at 4am, demanding attention and a lap. On the bed, yowling in my face in that way … Continue reading

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Dad

So, it being Father’s Day and all,I thought I write about my Dad. Dad grew up on a ranch in West Texas. It was the whole 9 yards of Ranching- cattle, wheat fields w/tractor, rattlesnakes (including a bite on the … Continue reading

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Disease and Infirmity

Himself has been quite ill, lately. It started with a nagging tickle in his throat, and proceeded to a dry and relentless cough, then in a span of a couple of hours, turned into a mighty sinus infection and bronchitis. … Continue reading

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Minor irritations

I am irritable this morning.  Sleep wasn’t great last night, and consequently…well, you know. That’s all it is. A long time ago I tried to teach the kids the difference between irritation (that’s what happens when a fly is buzzing … Continue reading

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Ew ticks…

You know how when you have an itch- bug bite or whatever- they tell you “DON’T SCRATCH IT!” and so you try not to.  You can find all sorts of hints and tips like “rub it gently with a dry … Continue reading

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It’s raining, that soft and gentle with a cool breeze sort of rain that makes it hard to decide what to do. Floors and laundry? They need doing. Book reading? I’ve got a library book that needs to be returned … Continue reading

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There and back again

We made a fast trip to West Virginia, for the funeral of Terry’s grandmother. 93 years old, she was, with a whole BUNCH of descendants, including 10 great-great grandchildren.  I remember her as a sweet,generous, and opinionated woman who deeply … Continue reading

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