Saturday, April 28, 2012


Souri is growing up and becoming a teenager.
Here she is veggin out in her beanbag chair.

Friday, April 20, 2012


Have you ever had a nosey neighbor?
You know, one that watches everything you do.

        Well we have one. Just look at her blatantly staring right in our windows. I can just imagine her running to tell all her friends everything we've been doing, down to who was at our house and the casserole we ate for dinner.

             I tried to invite her in but she would have none of that.

             If you want any juicy information on anyone look up Bessy. She knows the scoop.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Ghostly Lake

       A ghostly fog hung over the lake yesterday morning.

       I remember reading a book about a young girl who would walk into the fog where she would find a village of people whom she became friends with. When the fog would disappear they would also be gone.

       I love to walk into the fog and feel the cool mist soaking into my skin, searching for shapes in the hazy mist.

           Around here they say a foggy day foretells moisture. It is said 90 days after we have fog it will rain or snow. In farming country where there is no irrigation precipitation in a timely manner is very important to water growing crops.

Do you know any legends about the fog?

Saturday, April 7, 2012


               I spent the day last Wednesday exploring the small town of Rugby North Dakota. I like this northern village. It has some cute shops. I did discover a new one called "Back Stage". Four inventive ladies own this down town shop and have packed it full of treasures galore.
              Next to it is my favorite consignment shop "Worn-a-Bit" That is where I found this sandpiper. I've always wanted one when I've seen them in catalogues but was to cheap to buy a frivolous item for myself. Luckily someone else did and must have become tired of the decor. So I lucked out when I spotted this little beauty peeping out at me from the shop counter.

What treasures have you found lately?

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Antique Road Show

                    An antique road show was held at the nursing home last week. Antiques where displayed for residents to view and discuss. Stories where told and friendships where forged.

            The residents where very insightful about many of the items.

                   I thought this was a popcorn popper but was informed that you hang this bed warmer by your fireplace to put hot coals in and warm your bed on a cold winters night.
            Taking time to listen and get to know our older population can be so rewarding. Their life experiences have given them so much knowledge to pass on to the younger generations.