Monday, April 24, 2017


This is a picture from not a family photo

In many regards my sister and I are polar opposites.
She's a blonde. I'm brunette.
She has blue eyes. I have brown.
She eats meat. I'm a vegetarian.
She's a conservative. I'm a liberal.
She's a gun advocate. I believe in gun control.
She wears blue toenail polish. I prefer purple.

Unbeknownst to the other, we both slipped gas money into my daughter's purse before she headed home.
On another occasion...
We looked at each other and said simultaneously, "I like your hair," then burst into giggles.
And one memorable birthday, she drove through a blizzard to celebrate with me.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Political Bumper Stickers

To my Republican friends, please feel free to ignore this. I try to avoid politics on this blog, because we all feel so deeply about our points of view and sadly there is such a huge divide between the parties. I'm posting this because it struck my funny bone:)
My brother and sis-in-law went with us when we traveled to Southern Illinois a few weeks ago. We had my brother pull his car in the garage, where it was parked next to mine.  He and I took one look at the bumper stickers, on the cars parked side by side, and burst out laughing. I don't know if you can make out the stickers, but his is a Bernie sticker  and mine is Hillary. We had both bases covered...even if it didn't do us any good:)

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

What Do You Do With Your Valentine's Day Flowers?

I stuck mine in the ground.

The HH gave me a dozen roses for Valentine's Day.  I kept them in water for about a month or so trying to get them to root. When they didn't,  I got impatient and stuck them in the ground.  That was about two weeks ago. They're still alive. We'll see......
I also took some seeds from a bell pepper and potted them.
After they sprouted I put a few in the garden. Again, we'll see.....
Pretend you don't see the weeds;)

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

I'm Back and Saying Goodbye

How is everyone? Did you have a great weekend and have you had a productive week so far?
Unfortunately, my time away wasn't for fun.  My uncle in Southern Illinois is rapidly declining so all the sibs went in to see him while we still could. I'm so glad we got to spend time with him but saying goodbye is difficult.
Aging is a tough business.