Yearly Archives: 2016

A Parsnip in a Pear Tree

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me a parsnip in a pear tree. On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me two artichokes  and a parsnip in a pear tree On

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Understanding the Truth Regarding Santa

What do you think when you see a man dressed in a red suit ringing a bell in front of a store or sitting in a mall holding a small child on his lap while restless children line up to meet

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Communication Fail

An interesting thing about Ocean City is that there are many people working in the hotels and stores who are from other countries. I suspect this is true of many vacation destinations throughout the United States, probably the entire world.

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Just an Egg

I am no longer the best mother in the world. When the offspring were young I never sent them out of the house without a healthy breakfast. Back then they were easy to please. Even when it was the dreaded

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Is Art in Any Form Still Art or Questionable?

While on vacation last summer, I was inspired to write a post about the Ocean Gallery in Ocean City, Maryland. Linda Hill had a prompt using the word art that made me excited, but because Internet was spotty at best, I

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I am the Life I’ve Lived

I just finished The Tyrant’s Daughter by J. C. Carleson. I read it for book club and am once again surprised by how relevant a book can be. I don’t know how books chosen almost a year in advance can

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Come on in, the Water’s Fine

Is it safe? Really ? So you say the water isn’t still frigid with an extremely dangerous under current ,  but I am not sure.  I will dip my toe in and look around. Ouch, nope. I am going to

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If You Set It, Check It

Seriously,  there is nothing worse (well maybe a few things) than finding a trap three months after it was set. So, when one of the offspring had a slew of mousetraps along with a jar of peanut butter,  you know

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Does the Water Taste Better?

When we were in Ocean City this summer I went on a picture taking binge. I walked the town looking for Pokemon and captured an equal amount of pictures and Pokemon. I am glad I did because I found this

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It Wasn’t Snowing

We were on the long stretch of highway the last day of July, when it appeared to be snowing. White balls of fluff were dancing in the air in front of our car. My mind told me they were really

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