Is This You? | Lost and Found

Yesterday, January 11th, my husband, my other half for nearly 42 years passed away. Now I tell you that not for you to be sad for me, although I am sad enough for me, you, and anyone else you can see, hear or think of. But to rejoice in the knowledge … [Read more...]

Is This You? | Somebody Else’s Job

Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to work at different places doing somebody else’s job. If you are like most people you have had a few jobs in your life. But what about jobs that people do that there is no way you would ever have. What would i … [Read more...]

Is This You? | Life by the Numbers

I must admit I am a romantic. I like to float along believing that love makes the world go ‘round. Making you feel all warm and fuzzy and like nothing could ever put ripples in your pond if love is in your sights. Ah! But if the world goes around b … [Read more...]

Is This You? | Our Internal Clock

Apparently the companies that manufacture alarm clocks might as well close up shop, turn off the lights and everyone go home. The word on the street is that we all have these internal clocks that will wake us up at exactly the right time after a … [Read more...]

Is This You? | the Edge of Teeth

There are a few things that set my teeth on edge. Wait what exactly does that mean? Set your teeth on edge. To me, it means something that makes me all squiggly and my mouth contorts because I just can’t take the sight, sound or smell of something. T … [Read more...]

Is This You? | A Calendar with Doors

We have an advent calendar. It’s cute and means Christmas is nearing. It has the required 25 little doors. One to open each day from December 1 all the way up to the Big Day, December 25th. Behind each door, there is a little surprise and each one h … [Read more...]

Is This You? | Problems with Nails

Do you know what carpenters say when you go to pound in a nail and it bends over before you get it all the way pounded in? Snidely you might hear, “Hey what’s the matter, is the wind blowing?” Meaning the wind blew the nail over. That has got to be so … [Read more...]

Is This You? | Ever Been Googled?

We all get them. The phone calls. The robot calls. The mind numbing calls that bring you to the edge of the cliff. The ones that come during dinner or at the exact time you are up to your eyeballs in making lunches and pouring cereal in the mornings. … [Read more...]

Is This You? | Water, Water for Everyone!

Are you, like me, in awe of someone who can tout and expand on the special effects of a list as long as your arm of vitamins and minerals and supplements? Fish oil, glucosamine, magnesium, vitamin XYZ. The only one I know about is Vitamin C and that … [Read more...]

Is This You? Just Pick One!

Sometimes I think if I have to make one more choice I’m going to melt into a puddle of goo. Do I really have to know the best detergent to use? I’m tired of deciding which soda to drink so much so that I have started to drink some kind of instant fru … [Read more...]

Is This You? | Life Changes Us All

We sit in the back row at church. No real reason for this. It just happens that way. So the back of my head of hair has not been an issue—until now. I was drying my hair after a shower and I happened to see what I thought was a lone stray gray h … [Read more...]

Is This You? | Watch Yourself

You know when you fall down or trip on your own feet you can feel the eyes of those around you are upon you? How do you know that? Is it because when someone around you falls down or trips on their own feet that you are watching them? Well not on … [Read more...]

Is This You? | Listing Everything

Have you seen the ads on TV for a new refrigerator that you can use to make your grocery list? Then at the store, you just call up your fridge on your phone and voila there is your grocery list. I’m not sure I want to give my refrigerator that power. … [Read more...]

Is This You? | Peanut Butter

No, this isn’t going to be about which is better peanut butter, smooth or crunchy. Even though as I sat down to write and my other half asked what the name of this week’s column was and I said peanut butter and he said, “Extra crunchy” and I said smoo … [Read more...]

Is This You? | Modern Times

It seems that when something bad happens time drags by and sometimes time even seems to stop. But when something wonderfully good happens the time flies by. For instance… We had company visit and they brought their little baby. The time we spent w … [Read more...]

Is This You? | A Shot in the Arm

There are subjects that will be debated for years and years and will still not be resolved. You know, the chicken or the egg? The lefties or righties in politics? Which is better, with or without fries? Yes, all important discussions for sure. So … [Read more...]

Is This You? I Don’t Like To…

Would you be able to tell me what a GE cupboard is? I wonder. My father commented on our GE cupboard regularly. In his heyday, he would have a nightly bowl of cornflakes just before bedtime. He, not unlike a kid or probably most of us, had his … [Read more...]

Is This You? The Hammock

As the rushing river of summer starts to become a bubbling brook I have found time to use our hammock a bit more and I must say that whoever invented this backyard playpen needs to get a big ole gold toned metal to wear upon his or her chest. Maybe … [Read more...]

Is This You?

A Masterpiece We have a screech owl that has taken up residence in our trees. I was in the house and could hear this new noise outside the front door. It was quiet-then the air was pierced with this garbled skeeereech. A half a minute passed and … [Read more...]

Is This You? Rags

Something hit me funny just before dinner last night. Something that in our house we do all the time. It has become so common place that I think nothing of it. I’m thinking though that if you were at my table when I did this you might have a second t … [Read more...]