Daily Life

Easter Eggs

My daughter-in-law’s family came to our house for Easter and introduced me to a fun new way to color eggs which gives them a multi-colored, tie-dye look. You will need white hard-boiled eggs, whipped cream (like Kool Whip), food coloring, and a muffin tin. Dollop a spoon of whipped cream into each muffin well: Add… Read more »


Happy Halloween! I have pictures of scarecrows from my various travels this week. I’ll start the post with a poem about scarecrows: The Scarecrow by Kahlil Gibran Once I said to a scarecrow, “You must be tired of standing in this lonely field.” And he said, “The joy of scaring is a deep and lasting… Read more »


I had lunch at The Barbie Cafe in Chicago. It was fun…and overwhelmingly pink.


When I was a kid I watched a movie at the theater called “The Legend of Boggy Creek” which scared me half to death. Years later, I showed it to my kids on Halloween, but it didn’t frighten them.  The movie is about the “Fouke Monster” which is a Big Foot or Sasquatch that has… Read more »

Fancy Cars

I saw two artistic vehicles recently. The truck went by while I was at a gas station and the car was parked in a grocery store parking lot.

The Bubble Room

My son making us laugh while waiting for a table at The Bubble Room in Sanibel Florida.

Chicken Soup For The Soul

I have a story titled “The Haunted Remote” about my grandparents and my great uncle in this book. Chicken Soup for the Soul has a whole line of books on different subjects (personally, I’m a fan of their books about animals). The stories are short short, uplifting, and appropriate for middle grade readers (I have… Read more »

Crawfish Boil

My husband’s cousin, Jimmy Clark, invited us for a Crawfish Boil which was a first for me. Crawfish are also called Crayfish, Crawdads, or Mud Bugs. The crawfish are boiled in a big pot along with onions, potatoes and corn on the cob, then spiced. The crawfish are eaten by hand, craking the shell open… Read more »


I saw this antique candle collection in a store window in the mall and thought it was fascinating. I couldn’t include the whole display in this photo. This is about a third of the candles.