life

Since I’ve Been Gone

Since I’ve been gone from the blogging world, WordPress changed the format for drafting and posting. I don’t like it. It’s taking me forever to figure out how to add photos. What is this block thing? Why can’t I just write paragraphs as if on a page? Why do I need blocks? So frustrating. 🤦‍♀️

I hope this finds all my blogging friends doing well. I’ve had a lot happen over the months. Got a new doggy.

Don’t let that adorable face fool you. He’s a maniac. Super untrained and in need of tons of obedience. Got him at 21 months. He’s now 26 months. Named him Tre (aka Trey), as in the number three (in Italian), because he is our third Australian Shepherd. There is more to his story, but that’s for another time. I’m trying to get through posting on this new format.

Lots of other things have been going on in my neck of the woods. I’m sure you’ve all had plenty going on, too. Feel free to share an update about yourself in the comments.

In the meantime, I’m enjoying my favorite time of the year.

It looks like the tree trunks have faces and are about to start talking.

Here is a zoomed in view of those trunk-faces.

Due to all that’s happening in our world, I haven’t been in the mood for blogging. The things I want to say will only add to the tension. I’m popping in to put up a few recent colorful photos and to say hello to whomever reads this.

May all of you be blessed with a colorful fall and a vibrant, healthy life.

life, thoughts

Collective Consciousness

Cardinal on a snowy day

I found an interesting philosophical writing by someone on social media who uses an anonymous name. I’d like to give them credit for it, but I don’t know who it is that wrote it.

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health, life

Chemical Attack

I have a covid story to tell.

This was a frightening experience for me, and I’m emotional as I type this out.

In the first part of this blog post, I’m going to share my experience with having covid-19, and how I caught it. This will be much longer than my usual.

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family, life

Birthday Celebration

During a time long forgotten, when life was still normal and humans didn’t have to wear masks, people were able to hold surprise birthday parties.One year ago today, we held an 80th birthday surprise celebration for my mom. The picture above is when she first walked into the room.

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life, thoughts

Bloggers, Dreams, and Outings

Well hello there. I hope this blog post finds you well.Last week we took some time off to enjoy the fall weather.

Each little outing we attempted started out with mishaps. I mean mishaps to the point where we almost gave up and said, forget it, let’s not do it.We plunged forward anyway, and each outing turned out perfect.For one of our outings we entered an enchanted forest. Or at least it felt that way.I wondered if talking critters and pixies might approach us at any moment.What does this have to do with bloggers and Dreams, like the title says?

Nothing. I’m changing subjects now.

Lately, I’ve found myself having dreams about my blogger friends. In one dream, I was at some sort of a bloggers convention. Anneli was there, and so was Angela.I remember asking Anneli (in the dream) if I was pronouncing her name correctly.

I also remember asking Angela how she was doing after having to say good by to her beloved Sunburst, the horse.

A few more of you were also there, but I couldn’t make out who was who. One seemed like she might’ve been Kate and the other Kathy.

This has happened before, dreaming about bloggers, and it tells me that you’ve all had a significant influence in my life, and I thank you.I may be scarce (or in and out) in the blogging world in the coming days. Hopefully I’m wrong, but I fear there are some tense days ahead. We’re going to need to take special care during the coming days.

Everyone stay safe and well.