Tuesday, March 28, 2023

When Life Gives You Lemons...

... Make something wonderful from them!

It's probably no secret to anyone who knows me well that for the most part I can take or leave chocolate. But I will never leave a lemon-anything untouched! So, when my friend Barb suggested a day making preserved lemons, followed by a lemon-themed lunch, how quickly do you think I answered "I'm in!"

Friday, March 24, 2023

In, Out and Round About

Spring is doing its best to enter my world. It's still colder and less sunny than I wish but the daffs have buds (please, please -- no more ice!) and on occasion, a sunny day! The gloomy ones have their charms -- they give me time to paint!

On a recent bright, blue-sky day I went to the nearby town of Owosso to see the art show my friend Kate's lino group. 

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Family History -- It Just Keeps Rolling Along

Family Search tells me that Abraham Lincoln is my ninth cousin, five times removed. (Of course, that depends on everyone in the food chain doing their research properly!) That's on my dad's side. On mom's, I'm a cousin to Stephen Colbert -- we share the same seventh great grandfather, I think. My former work colleague and IT guru, Kim, is also related through the "Lincoln" line on dad's side, though we're not quite sure of the specifics yet. But we're both Parmalees back then.

Great Grandmother Delia Davis, the link to Abe Lincoln

I suspect I'm probably related to a lot of you, as well!

Thursday, March 9, 2023

The February Books

Between company, medical appointments, stressful moments in our city, and not feeling all that well in our winter weather, I didn't think I'd have much time to read. I was wrong.

This month's books include two recent mysteries, a British Library Crime Classic, two "real" biographies and a biographical-fiction novel. Every one was worth my time.

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Off and On in My World

And so March marches on, bringing with it what I hope will be our last major snowfall of the season. This being Michigan, it could go either way.

I shouldn't complain -- and I'm not, really. We've had so little snow this year and it hasn't been impossibly cold, either.

Friday, March 3, 2023

Now We Are Six

Now We Are Six

~ A.A. Milne

When I was one,
I had just begun.

 When I was two,
I was nearly new.

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