Don’t Worry, Be Happy

happy lifeI feel that in my life there appear to be so many unhappy people.  There are so many bad things going on in the world around us and I am sure that contributes to a lot of concern and unhappiness for a lot of people.  Now, on the other hand, I feel you can choose how you are going to handle your life.  You can choose to be happy or sad. Having a positive or happy attitude can get you through just about anything. Continue reading

Creative Cancer

cancerI really don’t pay much attention to my sign, but doing this exercise found it to be interesting. There are a couple of traits that I can identify with.  One trait of the cancer is being nosey.  I don’t consider this trait as being nosey at all, but am interested.  I find people fascinating.  I love to know their story, their interests, occupations, and the list goes on and on.  This is how I get to know them and find other people primarily fun and interesting. Continue reading

Swimming With the Cool Kids

swimmingWhen I was a kid swimming was not of great importance to my family.  I did get sent to swimming lessons which were held at the beach on the outskirts of Beaver Dam.  We didn’t have a wonderful pool available to us, so this is where we went.  I remember there being a lot of rain dates and cold weather.  Consequently, I did not learn to swim for whatever reason.  This would probably be the first item to accomplish on my bucket list at an early age. Continue reading

You Can’t March With a Piano

I have always wanted to learn to play the piano.  From the time I was little, I thought this would be fun and something I would enjoy all my life.  At my grandma’s house in Black Earth, she had a piano player.  My dad would sit at it and play “The Wild Irish Rose” and The Old Rugged Cross”.  I don’t remember having the opportunity to play this piano as we were kids and it was thought that we might break something or whatever.  Probably our plunking would just annoy everyone. Continue reading

Simplifying is Boring and Overrated

simplifyingHow would I simplify my life?

I always feel that it would be a benefit to my sanity to simplify my life.  But, in reality, I don’t think I could handle or enjoy my chaotic life any other way.   Continue reading

A Blue Door in France

cruiseTraveling abroad was never on my bucket list. There are so many places in the U.S. that I have not seen.  

Then several years later I was asked to go to France with my oldest daughter’s mother-in-law.  The timing was right, and it felt good to have something exciting to plan and look forward to.   We took a Viking River Cruise in France. Continue reading

From Decorating to Grandkids

gradkidsFor years I considered decorating my hobby.  I love to plan and create beautiful rooms. I enjoy refinishing furniture.  Antiquing can be regarded as a hobby.  Nothing gets the old blood going better than entering an unexplored antique store.    Continue reading

An Almost Near-Death Experience

River-raftingMost everyone loves summer activities.  One that was always on my bucket- list was river rafting.  I had done this activity several times before, one being down the Colorado River.  It was a glorious sunny, warm day.  The falls were doable and we had a great time.  As it turned out our guide was a girl we knew from Beaver Dam.  It is a small world. Continue reading