Toe Rings

I've never been big on toe rings.  On my priority list for tasteful accessories, toe rings are near the bottom, along with body piercings and tatoos.  But, I'll make an exception for this li'l darlin'. Thought for the Day:  When you meet a man, you judge him by his clothes; when you leave, you judge … Continue reading Toe Rings

Sticky Fingers

First birthday, life's first major mile stone.  The little guy gets a cake all to himself (I think it's called it a "smash cake"), one he can dig in to and destroy without any rules or constraints.  He gets to do everything his way.  Its his birthday, for cryin' out loud, and his first one … Continue reading Sticky Fingers

Funny Feet

One good thing (as if there aren't a million others) about a new grandchild, they provide plenty of new talking points for my blog. Newborn's hands and feet fascinate me: how perfectly formed they are, how flexible, how delicate, and how many wrinkles they have.  Even the knuckles, possibly double jointed, in the toes are clearly … Continue reading Funny Feet

Latest Addition

Meet Ava Marie, less than a day old, my newest grandchild making eight all together.  This little bundle of joy weighed in at a not-so-petite 8.25 lbs; her feet are so long her foot print extends beyond the borders of the hospital's label.  She's resting peacefully here, having just ate.  Ava and her Mom are … Continue reading Latest Addition

Baseball Collage

Now I know what writer's cramp is all about.  I'm sitting here, late Sunday night, surrounded by thousands of pictures I've taken, and can't think of a thing to write about. My self-imposed blog deadline is Monday morning at 8:00 AM and I don't have anything blog-worthy.  I see another all-nighter coming.For a place-holder, just … Continue reading Baseball Collage

The Lady in Red

The holidays presented an opportunity to see extended family, so I took full advantage of it.  This darling shot of my sister's ten year old granddaughter made my day.  Her smile was so genuine, she just ate up the camera.  A holiday to remember. Thought for the Day:  The man who complains about the way … Continue reading The Lady in Red

Leaf Connoisseur

Raking leavings?  Uggh, one of the worst jobs Ev Ver.  I love trees, but every fall I come to hate them, despise them and wish I had never planted them.  I love the shade they provide in the summer, but why can't they pick up after themselves in the fall?  Why do I have to … Continue reading Leaf Connoisseur

Halloween Parties

Halloween parties create a lot of angst.  As an adult, there are other things to consider than just the candy.  Especially in this day and age, with all of the social media, who knows where a picture of you in a silly costume might show up.  Do you know the crowd that's been invited?  Do … Continue reading Halloween Parties

Double Vision

Last week, I was giving my three year old grandson a horse back ride when a strange thing happened.  The "horse" got spooked, threw its rider, and conked his head on the furniture. I don't think I lost consciousness, but when I opened my eyes I was seeing double. Whooaa, Nellie! Thought for the Day: … Continue reading Double Vision

Soooo Big!

You know the game that mothers play with their infant:  She holds the little tyke's hands while he faces her and asks, "How big is James?".   Then, while raising the baby's hands high above his head, she answers her own question in a high pitched voice, "Soooo Big".  Sometimes the baby laughs and sometimes … Continue reading Soooo Big!

First Mowing

Ahhh, Spring.  What a wonderful time of year.  You can tell when Spring officially arrives: warm southerly winds, new life, birds chirping, new buds on the trees, garden preparation, and allergies.  People are energized, doing anything and everything they can think of to get outdoors.  Everything about Spring is great ... except for lawn care. … Continue reading First Mowing

Happy Feet

This is a sequel (What!?  Hollywood has sequels all the time) to the previous post, "Froggie".   That's what big brother, 3, calls his new born brother. After three days, the family unit was reunited at home ... where they belong.   Now 33% larger, family life can return to normal.   Well, a new … Continue reading Happy Feet


Last Friday, late afternoon, I got a call from my daughter saying the stork has been sighted.  "Oh, and by the way," she calmly stated, 'the landing gear is already lowered".   I felt my heart racing, so I started my breathing exercises.  Oh, wait, I'm not the one having the baby. I certainly wasn't … Continue reading Froggie

Gridiron Success

YAC = Yards After Catch.  After four weeks of playing offensive tackle or blocking back, the young lad finally got a chance to play split end.  As luck would have it, a rare well-thrown spiral made it to his vicinity; he caught it and scampered toward the end zone. I was happy to see his patience and … Continue reading Gridiron Success


Who are these guys?   I wonder who they belong to anyway.  It certainly can't be any of my relation.  Geez, who would let their kids get haircuts like that ... and during the school year no less. This weekend, I had the good fortune of attending my uncle's 90th birthday celebration.  What a great get-together; … Continue reading Relatives?