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...]

Is This You? Glue

I break stuff. Some things are beyond repair. Like a drinking glass that slips out my hand, lands on the edge of the kitchen counter then makes a break for it to get to the floor and scatter shards of shrapnel from the kitchen sink all the way across … [Read more...]

Is this You? Holding Back

Actions speaking louder than words are usually seen as actions that should not have been taken. While I am pretty sure there are actions I have taken in my life that I should not have taken I am more thankful of the actions that I really wanted to … [Read more...]

Is This You? Smile Wider

I notice smiles. It is just a thing I do. I’ve done it all my life. But bigger and better smiles became easier for me to show ever since I was in my last years of being a teenager when I had my first “real” job with benefits and went into a dentist an … [Read more...]

Is This You? Whatever Vs. Anyway

Sometimes I feel like Peter Pan in the respect that I shall never grow up. That isn’t a bad thing in some ways. Like I will always get sticky ice cream on my shirt when eating an ice cream cone in the summer. I will squish the ice cream into those l … [Read more...]

Is This You? Friendly Fact Finding

Is there a real line that needs to stay wide, bold and un-crossable when you meet a new friend? I’m not talking about just manners. Manners should be upheld no matter where you are in a relationship. Manners like not picking at anything that might be … [Read more...]

Is This You? Whatever vs. Anyway

Sometimes I feel like Peter Pan in the respect that I shall never grow up. That isn’t a bad thing in some ways. Like I will always get sticky ice cream on my shirt when eating an ice cream cone in the summer. I will squish the ice cream into those l … [Read more...]

Is this you? 52 Pick Up

It took years of listening to those close to me to learn the type of lettuce I bought was not the best. “No flavor,” Rots too fast,” and just plain “Yuck,” I was lovingly told. It was suggested I buy one of those packs of hearts of romaine lettuce to … [Read more...]

Is This You? 52 Pick Up

It took years of listening to those close to me to learn the type of lettuce I bought was not the best. “No flavor,” Rots too fast,” and just plain “Yuck,” I was lovingly told. It was suggested I buy one of those packs of hearts of romaine lettuce to … [Read more...]

Is this You? Sidetracking

Think of what words go along with the word “side.” Side-saddle. I like to think that side-saddle was the way that ladies of old England rode when they mounted their steed to follow after the hounds to kill some poor fox (unless of course if the fox ou … [Read more...]

Is This You? Rock On

Do some rocks have the ability to make the world go around? Yes, some rocks are worth their weight in gold-those would be golden rocks. Yes big ole golden nuggets. Then again some rocks are just rocks. But put some of those plain rocks together in a … [Read more...]

Is This You? Go With What You’ve Got

If I were Queen of the world I would… How would you finish that sentence? If you are of the male persuasion please insert King in place of queen. I’m an equal opportunity dreamer. Even though there are more things than I can count on my fingers and … [Read more...]

Is This You? Choosing Favorites

Out of the blue I asked my other half what his favorite candy bar is. He knew immediately what made his mouth water. I on the other hand still haven’t decided what mine is. Why can’t I be as quick and decisive as he and other people I know are … [Read more...]

Is This You? An Impatient, Patient

If you have never been lucky enough to encounter an impatient patient in a waiting room, well take heart, eventually you will be privy to a scene you will tell your friends about, over and over again because you still cannot believe what you saw. … [Read more...]

The Best After-School Home

Getting to be that time of year. Cooler evenings-and mornings. Guys wearing blaze orange over camo are not out of place. New empty nesters are buying up boxes and boxes of Kleenex. And out of summer hibernation here come the yellow school buses. If … [Read more...]

Is This You?

A few days ago I took another step towards being grown up. There are loads of things that happen in life that you can attribute to the growing up process of each of us. “Firsts” are good growing up markers. First spanking. First grade. First car. Fir … [Read more...]