Semi-Wordless Wednesday: Dragonflies


Have I told you how much I love dragonflies?

Shaun Dovey photo

Last summer they were all over my yard and I loved it.  I’d sit and watch them fly about, entranced by their grace.  And I am not an insect lover at all.  Dragonflies are not insects to me; they’re magical.

When Rosemary Daniels sent me a copy of Iris and the Dragonflies to review, she didn’t know.  Recently this fab neighbor to the north sent me a dragonfly.  
It’s sitting on my workstation, bringing a little cheer to my workday.  I can’t stop smiling at it! 
Thanks again, Rosemary!  

Another Migraine


Yes, I know you’re getting tired of hearing about them, but oh man was this one a doozy. I wanted my head to explode so I couldn’t feel it anymore.

The pre-event aura lasted over a week. I thought I might get lucky and not get one in April, but when it hit, I wanted to crawl into a hole. How bad was it? Hubby took over all morning and dinner duties and sent me back to bed. I spent all but 2-3 hours on Thursday in bed. Today I still hurt and have a funky tummy to boot. Gah.

I don’t have time for this! Work and dinner plans this weekend. I’m already a day and a half behind. Boo.

That’s it for my pouting today. I’ve got work to do. Look at the sweet puppy face.

Did she make you smile? Good.

The kitchen is mine!


Hubs has thrown up his hands and said I get to decide how it looks. I’ve asked what he thinks, what he wants, etc., his concerns pretty much are cost and function. So I get to decide and I’m torn! We bought the fridge and dishwasher shortly after we received the deed, so those are set. The stove came with the house and is in good shape and matches, so it stays, too. We have 35 sq. ft. of counter space, which seems awesome, but over the past few years it seems to have shrunk, lol. The hippie in me wants to reduce as much construction waste and possible while making the space mine. One thing for sure is I’m going to get the trashcan into a cabinet and not out in the open. And a compost bin. Anyway, I have the floor (in boxes waiting for installation for a couple of years now), cabinet hardware (also waiting), and backsplash. We’re keeping the L-shaped galley layout and the cabinets (original to the house with flat slab doors). I want to keep the green walls (forest green for now) and the shelves flanking the window (currently dressed with cafe curtains). The counter is the main thing, really, since we have everything else we really liked or loved on hand, waiting for installation. Including the new faucet. Gah. Eclectic sense of style is hot helping! I’m all over the place when I look at design ideas. I’ve pinned some, but have so many ideas bookmarked. According to various decorating style surveys, I have a transitional style – not too traditional, country, or modern. I guess that makes sense, but it would help if I could decide. I love to cook and think I just might cook more if I liked my kitchen. Until next time, I’ll be pinning and bookmarking and shopping for ideas. Feel free to share.

Short and sweet – three days in.


So it takes three weeks to form a habit.   I intend for some form of morning exercise to make my day complete.  I restarted on Sunday and am two days with morning exercise.  I know without a doubt now that my battered body requires modifications if I am to keep on track without injury. 

My mind and body are finally connecting as they should.     

So call me lazy or undisciplined because I don’t get in hard core workouts that leave me dripping in sweat.  I’m moving at a slower pace so I can keep moving instead of ending up yet again on injured reserve.  I’ll bet my lazy way leads to a stronger me.  

My former workout buddy,  RIP, Willow.

Until next time, peace.