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Do you garden at all? When I was in Colorado, I had a townhouse. It had a fair-sized yard, but the back was two-thirds deck and the rest was generally shady, which was great for the kids playing, but not great … Continue reading
Posted in advice, America, battles, big plans, contemporary, Daily life, Dealing with stress, descriptions, experiences, Family, food, goals, inspiration, Life, lifestyles, memories, Miscellaneous, Random thoughts, spring, summer, Tonette Joyce, using talents, Validation, weather Tagged gardening, growing vegetables 5 Comments
Is There FAIRness in the World?
Is there a place that you have traveled to when you were younger that you wish you could visit again? You can pretty much read Elaine’s Wednesday post, with some of Patty’s from Monday and Angie’s from Tuesday, since they … Continue reading
Posted in America, characters, childhood, Children's books, classics, descriptions, experiences, Family, futuristic, helping others, imagination, inspiration, Life, memories, Miscellaneous, reviews, shyness, summer, Tonette Joyce, traditions, Travel Tagged Baltimore, Ellicott City Maryland, New York City 1965 World's Fair, Suburbs, The Enchanted Forest, travel 10 Comments
This week it was asked: What is your fondest childhood memory? It is very funny that just last week thoughts occurred to me of lazy summer days and sometimes how carefree my life was. It wasn’t all the time. … Continue reading
Posted in America, childhood, Christmas, Daily life, experiences, Family, historical, holidays, inspirational stories, Life, memories, movies, summer, Tonette Joyce, traditions Tagged carefree childhood days, Childhood Summers, Christmas magic, Christmas trees, family gatherings, holiday aromas, relatives, Thanksgiving 8 Comments
Mi Casa Es Su Casa
Our Friday Fox asked, “If a weather-related reason caused you to have unexpected guests stranded at your house, how would you keep them entertained? What would you do if the electricity was also down?” I don’t often have overnight guests, … Continue reading
Posted in Daily life, Life, Patricia Kiyono, spring, summer, weather, What if, winter Tagged alternate plans, coping, don't sweat the small stuff, making do, stranded guests 9 Comments
Summertime, and the Writin’ Is Easy…Not
How has the uniqueness of the Summer of 2020 affected our writings so far? With me, it’s been devastating, Back in April, I posted on trying to get my act together for a ‘new normal’. I realize that phrase has … Continue reading
What’s Keeping You Busy This Week?
“FREE” week! Yeah, right! I’m anything BUT free this week. School starts for the Granddaughters, with the last trips to Cheer and practices before the school busses step up and be the shuttle instead of the grandparents. Last ‘last-minute’ gathering … Continue reading
Posted in big plans, blessings, Books, characters, clothing, decisions, experiences, Family, free week, helping others, Life, summer, time management, Tonette Joyce, writing Tagged babies, furniture, grandchildren, marriage, sons 12 Comments
A whirlwind around me again lately and here I was without an idea about writing for this ‘free’ week. By Tuesday I was so busy, I couldn’t even worry about it; I had a number of errands to do in … Continue reading
Posted in art, big plans, blessings, careers, decisions, experiences, Family, free week, goals, inspiration, Life, Miscellaneous, musicians, performances, Preparing for writing, Random thoughts, summer, Tonette Joyce, using talents Tagged antiques, grandchildren, Luthiers, Violins 10 Comments
Has Anyone Seen My Summer?
This week, our resident hound supplied our writing prompt: “Is there a particular season or month (or time of year) in which your writing seems more productive?” Up until this year, my most productive writing month was summer. It’s no … Continue reading
Posted in Patricia Kiyono, summer, writing Tagged family, life gets in the way, roadblocks, seasons 9 Comments