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

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.

life, weather

Living Through Bloggers

(for use of photo, please attribute to Lori and this website)

Even though I experienced a taste of the fall on my visit back home a couple of weeks ago, where I live, I don’t get any change of seasons. So, I’m blessed to live those changes through my lovely blogger friends. Continue reading “Living Through Bloggers”

life, nature

Simply Fall

The simple things in life entertain me. You have no idea how happy I am to experience autumn. After living in Florida for more than twenty years. I miss it so. (For those who missed my other blogs about my visit back  home to the Chicago suburbs, click here, here and here.)

Most of you likely get to experience this every year, so these photos may be nothing new to you. But, oh how they tickle my soul and save the wonderful memory for me.

(For use of photo, please attribute to Lori and this blog.)

Continue reading “Simply Fall”

life, memoir, Sports

This Time of Year

This is the time of year I start to get nostalgic, and sometimes melancholy.

Where I grew up in the Midwest, my family and I spent Sundays watching football. We were die-hard fans, even when our team was losing and the games were blacked out. We listened to them on the radio when that happened. Younger Bears fans probably couldn’t imagine Soldier Field not selling out and subsequent blackouts. Continue reading “This Time of Year”