Oh Christmas Tree. . .

. . .Oh Christmas Tree, how lovely are your branches! I remember singing this carol not knowing what the heck I was singing. I was a kid, someone thrusted some paper into my hands and I mindlessly obeyed. My teens will question everything – why are we doing this? do I have to? What doesContinue reading “Oh Christmas Tree. . .”

Why Do We Kiss Under The Mistletoe?

What is mistletoe anyway. Say that word several times. Have you noticed if you say word over and over it starts sounding odd? Missile Toe Missiletoe Missatoe. . .I am easily distracted lately. LOL Mistletoe in simple terms is a plant parasite that makes toxic berries and leaves. So why do we hold this upContinue reading “Why Do We Kiss Under The Mistletoe?”

Farmer’s Almanac Winter Prediction

My Papaw and Daddy always relied on the Farmer’s Almanac to help predict weather. Make sense since Papaw was a farmer. I would say in my experience the almanac is 70% accurate which is pretty good for any sort of prediction since Mother Nature doesn’t give a f*%# and will do whatever she wants. Still,Continue reading “Farmer’s Almanac Winter Prediction”

Found Items On The Beach

I love walks on the beach. I love feeling the cool autumn breeze in my hair, the smell of the salty air, the feel of the sand beneath my shoes, the sound of the waves crashing into the surf all blend and soothe my soul as I walk slowly letting all my senses absorb everythingContinue reading “Found Items On The Beach”

Arthur

When I moved to the US and learned English, I read everything I could get my hands on. One day at the public library I found the section with the Arthurian legend. I was HOOKED. Here was a group of people who were bonded by loyalty and a common belief. I pored over these legendsContinue reading “Arthur”

Mother Nature

I think there is good reason Nature is labeled as “Mother”. You’ve heard the adage that if mother is not happy no one is? Well, Mother Nature IS.NOT.HAPPY. I’m no end of the world bell ringer, but I’m pretty sure we have screwed up royally. The floods in Waverly, NC and Middle Tennessee were fastContinue reading “Mother Nature”

Things That Go Munch In The Night

We have a night thief. I love feeding birds but squirrels are pigs so we invested in a squirrel proof feeder. It worked great. They get frustrated but do not eat anything but the crumbs thrown down by the greedy Nuthatches. I have really enjoyed seeing the myriad of birds flock to our feeder. OurContinue reading “Things That Go Munch In The Night”

Back To School After A Pandemic

Today is the day. My 15 year old is venturing back to high school as a Sophomore. It has been a very disturbing, surreal year and a half for all of us. The uncertainty, the fear of COVID, the racial tensions, the protests, the Asian hate, more protests. . .it has been a lot toContinue reading “Back To School After A Pandemic”