The Straw Pole

What does it say about me that I know which fast food place has the best straws? There are the ones with those skinny straws. No good. You have to use too much suck to get the liquid down your gullet. There are the ones that have not yet learned to … [Read more...]

Wintertime Fun

There are two words that in my vocabulary do not go together. Wintertime and fun. I look out my window at the January -3 degree day beginning to take shape and I do not feel the fun. I no longer have that urge to run out, make a snow angel and freeze … [Read more...]

Bath or Shower

I watch with curiosity the commercials that tout a safe bathtub for people who have trouble getting into and out of the bathtub. It led me to think of the days when I was a kid, a very young 4 or 5 years old, and my siblings and I would take a bath … [Read more...]

The Blue Box

It’s Christmas time.  A time of good cheer, merriment and warm fuzzy feelings.  I do not forget the reason for the season.  The birth of my Savior.  But I also am inclined to enjoy the warmth of all that the season offers.  Friends, family, food, friv … [Read more...]

Rough and Tumble

Recently in a conversation I realized that within families there is usually at least one person that is more prone to being an accident just waiting to happen.  But that person also seems to have the luck of the Irish about them too.  Watching them go … [Read more...]


From experience I can tell you that when you are about 7 and you have to admit to your parents that it was you who cut the rubber gasket that goes around the top of the tub styled dishwasher, with a knife every time you unloaded the dishwasher, just … [Read more...]

Odds Are…

If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there will the squirrels nesting in it jump out scamper away as it tumbles?  Odds are yes. Will those same squirrels have time collect the nuts they have been packing up that tree trunk for months, stuffed i … [Read more...]

Out Like a Light

There is one big reason he sun goes down every day, it is so it gets dark. In darkness we sleep. It is dark, quiet, calm; all the things that go along with sleeping. Unless you have one of the light people living in your house. Those nocturnal … [Read more...]


There are too many types of art in the world to discuss in this space. So I have chosen one that we can all claim we are artistic at.  Waving.  Yes waving is an art.  A lot of painting, sculpting, dancing can be a bit highbrow. For us regular folks, w … [Read more...]

Trimming the Trees

We have trees growing around our house. This may seem like a little thing to most people as there are trees growing around most every house. But we planted each tree ourselves and made the yard just how we want it. We live in a farming community and … [Read more...]