Friday, December 23, 2022

Happy Holidays


I'm going to be offline for awhile celebrating with the fam. My daughter and SIL are coming in from PA the 24th, leaving the 27th. My brother and SIL from FL are coming in the 26th and leaving the 1st or thereabouts. My sister from IL is coming in the 29th and leaving the 4th. 

I'll be back online sometime in January. Until then may your holidays be wondrous.

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Did You Know

 Did you know, that in the United States before the National Bank Act created national currency some banks featured Santa Claus on some of their bills?


Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Ketch-up Day

 Greetings Blogger Buds,

Are you ready for Christmas? I'm getting there.

Tree up.✔

Gifts bought. ✔ 

Gifts wrapped. Half ✔

Baking. Nope not baking.

House cleaned. Half ✔

Grocery shopping done. Nope.

Ready for the relatives. Half ✔



Pictures of my bro and SIL's Christmas tree lit with black lighting.


Pictures from CA  where our buddy Denise lives.



From the HH


Happy Holidays, buds.

Friday, December 16, 2022

Weekend Wishes

 I'm at Cowboy Kisses chatting about the American quarter horse.  If you have an interest, please stop by.

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Ketchup Day

 How are you, Blogger Buds? Shopping, wrapping and baking like crazy?  I think I'm through shopping and ready to start wrapping.

I've already received two wonderful bud gifts. I'm awed and amazed at these presents and that they've already been sent out. We do have the tree up and the kitchen centerpiece out. Baby steps:)  A couple of the ornaments are new ones from the HH. Look for a glass cardinal and a glass grey tabby wearing a red Christmas hat:) Oh yes,and the HH has the outside lights up;)

My annual calendar from author D.L. Finn. I love these calendars composed of her photography and verse. Thanks, Denise, this is such a special gift.

This one was a huge surprise. I did ninety percent of my shopping online this year. When I opened this, I blinked several times and thought, I'm sure I didn't order anyone a French Coffee Press. I took another look at the address on the box and noticed it was to Super Sandra and knew immediately it was a gift from Ro. Isn't that woman amazing?  I would have never bought one for myself. Thank you, Rockin Ro.



Here's the last of the Philly pictures.This lovely old street is one of the oldest residentials in Philly. Beautiful isn't it?


The neighborhood pump.

AND last but not least, Frank.

What about you, Blogger Buds, Got your shopping and wrapping done? Baking?

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Did You Know

Did you know, most female cats favor their right paws and males their left?


* This bit of trivia was 'borrowed' from Jan at The Low Carb Diabetic.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

IWSG Wednesday


The first Wednesday of every month is officially IWSG day. IWSG was formed by Ninja Captain Alex Cavanaugh. Members post about their doubts and fears, discuss struggles and triumphs, and offer words of encouragement to others who are struggling.

Be sure to link to this page and display the badge in your post. And please be sure your avatar links back to your blog! Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG.   

December 7 question - It's holiday time! Are the holidays a time to catch up or fall behind on writer goals?

Heh. This one’s easy. Definitely fall behind😊

The awesome co-hosts for the December 7 posting of the IWSG are Joylene Nowell Butler, Chemist Ken, Natalie Aguirre, Nancy Gideon, and Cathrina Constantine!



November/December reviews in no particular order.

Occasional typos do not figure into my reviews.






This story, about seventeen-year-old Winnie Applegate, is a fast-paced historical mystery romance that is filled with twists and turns, and constantly moving. The tension grows as one disaster after another hits Colonel Bill Dexter's Wild West Extravaganza traveling show—where Winnie works as a trick rider—once word gets out the show is heading for England. The action builds and the tension mounts as danger follows the show on land and as they cross the ocean.

Winnie’s world kept me turning pages. The characters are well-developed, the world-building believable and the plot holds the reader's interest. The American’s Are Coming is a smooth read that I thoroughly enjoyed and do not hesitate to recommend.

Available at Amazon





Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Ketchup Day

 Greetings Blogger Buds. Hope your weekend was wondrous.

Today I'm sharing photo odds and ends taken at Winterthur Museum in Delaware, once country home of the DuPont family. I should have snagged a picture of the outside, but of course I didn't give that a thought. The mansion has 175 rooms.

This map was needlepointed back in the day. Amazing isn't it?

 I would have loved this doll house when I was a kid. It had cats in it and shoes beside the beds.

Mr. DuPont always made sure the china and the accoutrements matched the centerpiece.


I loved this Christmas tree which was one of many.


I can't imagine how old this tree is.  The picture really doesn't show it but it was one of the tallest I've ever seen.

And last but not least, Denise had another bear sighting.

Ever been to Winterthur? Any bear sightings?

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Did You Know

 Did you know, Pierce Brosnan refused to play a cigarette-smoking James Bond?