Shugo, meet Stanley… a lesson in the unexpected

  For those of you who follow my blog, you know I have my dear puppy.  His name is Shugo.  He is a Shiba Inu.  A Japanese breed that at most weighs 25 pounds.  They were bred to hunt wild boar on the hillsides of Japan.  They are excellent hunters, can run at the speedContinue reading “Shugo, meet Stanley… a lesson in the unexpected”

Love Stories

Yesterday was my niece’s third wedding anniversary. She was the second of the next generation to marry. (our youngest was the first and her love story is written about here:(“” title=”Once Upon a Time”>) My niece first saw her future husband in the elevator of the building where they both worked. She referred to himContinue reading “Love Stories”


Last night was one of those sleepless nights. I went to bed shortly after midnight and I got back up a little after 2 a.m.. My dear hubby gave up after 3:30 a.m. and I was still up. At first I was half heartedly looking at Facebook and watching an old Sean Connery movie.  TheContinue reading “Safe”

This Date in History?…

January 14th, 2001 was a Sunday.  It was the last day of long weekend trip we took that year for our anniversary.  Being from northwestern Pennsylvania my dear hubby and I love being able to have some time in the snow.  We were married in a blizzard and we have this affinity towards the whiteContinue reading “This Date in History?…”

Yesterday, and then Today

Yesterday I woke up determined to get out of my funk.   I got out of bed, made coffee, juice, walked the dog, came in stripped the  bed, did laundry, made breakfast and then opened up my computer for a break. I had written a couple of notes on Sunday evening and had a reply fromContinue reading “Yesterday, and then Today”


“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables I saw this quote last night.  I posted it on my Facebook page and this morning as I was walking my dear little puppy I was still thinking about it. October is here!  Fall has fallen! Continue reading “October”

A Midnight Reminder

While living in San Diego, my dear hubby would often drive forty minutes to a place in the Laguna Mountains.  It was along the Sunrise Highway where we would pull off, stop the car, and get out.  Most often it was night when we would do this.  The reason for these night-time drives?  My dearContinue reading “A Midnight Reminder”

Slow Dance into Fall

In mid August I wrote a post about autumn approaching.  How there was a nuance of its impending arrival… well, here we are in late September and the temperature is still in the mid 70’s creeping up into the low 80’s.  Autumn, when are you going to fall? As I was walking my dear littleContinue reading “Slow Dance into Fall”