Monthly Archives: December 2016

“Not so surprising…..Debbie Reynolds’ Death”

Everyone is so shocked……..it really isn’t so surprising.   It’s just newsworthy.   People and all beings of this earth have been dying of broken hearts since the first life and love existed on our planet. We read stories of … Continue reading

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“Merry Christmas”

Wishing all my readers a Blessed Christmas and health and abundance in the coming New Year. With Gratitude, Shirl

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“The Horror of Gift Wrap”

I love giving gifts, but I hate to wrap…..once I just put bubble wrap around a present. I guess it’s because I have always felt what is inside is the gift, not what is outside, in all matters of life. … Continue reading

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“Living with a Bunch of Furry Kids”

Anyone who lives with a pack of dogs knows they are just like kids.   They get jealous over toys, they get jealous over beds, they can be spiteful, and they can be so compassionate your heart will melt. We … Continue reading

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“We adorn graves for “us” not them”

Last night, a cousin called.   I don’t keep in touch with family anymore.   When my husband handed me the phone and said it’ s your family……..I said………”Who died?” It wasn’t a death, though my ties to family have long … Continue reading

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“The Light Continues”

Early this morning when I awoke and came downstairs, a beautiful beam of morning sunlight was focused only on a photograph of me and my Little Guy…….I think it was St. Lucy’s light, telling me that Little Guy was in her … Continue reading

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“Empty Chairs” (For Pearl Harbor)”

Today, 1941……….Pearl Harbor. My dad visited Pearl Harbor on board his Navy ship during the war.  He didn’t speak much about the war; regretfully, I didn’t prod him for more, although I would have liked to hear it all.  He … Continue reading

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“What the World Needs Now, is Light, Sweet Light”

Saint Lucy’s Feast Day is December 13th.   Different cultures celebrate her, but all celebrate with the theme of light.  Scandinavian girls bring Santa Lucia buns and crown their heads with wreaths of candles.  Processions of Lucia’s children must have … Continue reading

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“If a Collie Barks…..LISTEN” or Woof, Woof, What is it Landon,…..Poppy stuck in the ficus? :-)

Last night, about 5 in the a.m., Landon, our collie baby, started barking non stop.  A couple of shouts Landon No did nothing, so I told my husband he’d better investigate.  Landon doesn’t bark like that at night.   I was … Continue reading

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“Worth every snot gob” Zora and Jimzy

I am a grandmother to two furry beings……Zora, a beagle, and Jimzy, a cat.   I call Jimzy, Mr. Snuffleupagus, because he has chronic sniffles…….the result of hard street living respiratory infections as a kitten.  His condition will never go … Continue reading

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