Four About Me

Each week, Hilary from Feeling Beachie  lists four statements with a blank for you to fill in on your own blogs. If you want to join the fun and come up with four fill in’s of your own, please email them to her at She will add you as  as co-host to the hop if she uses them! This week’s co-host is Leslie from Time out for Mom she came up with the last two statements. This week’s statements: I love to ___ but I hate to ___ __ makes a day better They Didn’t … [Read more...]

Mentoring and a Bit of Greek Mythology

In Greek mythology, Mentor (Greek: Μέντωρ / Méntōr; gen.: Μέντορος)[1] was the son of Alcimus or Anchialus or Heraclesand Asopis. In his old age Mentor was a friend of Odysseus who placed Mentor and Odysseus' foster-brother Eumaeus in charge of his son Telemachus, and of Odysseus' palace, when Odysseus left for the Trojan War. When Athena visited Telemachus she took the disguise of Mentor to hide herself from the suitors of Telemachus' motherPenelope.[2] As Mentor, the goddess encouraged … [Read more...]

The Cat is In the Bag

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Fiesta Time –Teapot Tuesday

You caught a glimpse of it yesterday---today here it is in all of its glory!   My new FiestaWare teapot.'s a "second" but it doesn't know that it is a bit less than perfect!!!   … [Read more...]

Back from being A.W.O.L.

Yep---I left for a bit and didn't tell you guys!!   I had planned to do some posts while I was gone but you know---it just did not happen.  First we took Carlton home.   He was thrilled to get back home to his "Man Cave" and his own routine but he sure had fun with us which makes me know that he can stay with us anytime he wants to!! That is a good thing to know!!! Then it was off to be a part of a truly special event in the life of our sweet great niece, Harper Adelle, as she was baptized. … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday

Chris Chiles---what have you gotten me into now???? … [Read more...]

Teapot Tuesday

A quick trip down memory lane on our recent trip to Seattle where we happened upon Vital Life Tea for tea tasting!! It was a fabulous time spent with Mei sampling tons of different kinds of teas and of course ---I got a cute little teapot/cup combo along with some fabulous tea.  Enjoy! It was a pretty perfect morning  and my patient husband sampled all the teas, too, so we both got to experience some fine teas!! … [Read more...]

Hope = Glass Half Full

School is starting everywhere and I have an assignment.  Miranda from Scattering Moments wrote an amazing blog post about hope.  As it turns out it is part of a bigger thing going on in the blogosphere where some tagging is going on.  She tagged me.  I am trying to rise to the challenge though there is no way I will ever be able to come close to touching her story of hope---I offer you my own perspective. Hope is both a verb and a noun which should tell you something about the word itself.  … [Read more...]

A Lot of Words—A Lot of Free Speech Flowing

When we were recently in Port Townsend, WA there was a guy with whiteboards set up in town.  Now these were not ordinary white boards. They were filled with words he had written.  He claims he has the largest free speech display around.   I was intrigued.  I read and snapped pictures.  I asked him his name which I promptly forgot since I did not write it down immediately. I googled it and found out he has a website (surprise,surprise) and you can order things (bigger surprise).  His name is … [Read more...]

Typing, Carrots, Tears and Fortunes

Each week, Hilary at Feeling Beachie lists  four statements with a blank for you to fill in on your own blogs. If you want to join the fun and come up with four fill in’s of your own, please email them to her at If used you will be added as co-host to the hop! This week’s co-host is Janice from Janice’s Footsteps (she came up with the last two statements) I would LOVE it if you could please help me spread the word about this hop…. So, please tweet, FaceBook share, … [Read more...]