Time to rule to the roost


I give you, Pablo, the Cocky One.

His name, the look on his face, it’s too much. I may need this metallic print from Gallivanting Girl. After all, he’d be a good reminder: don’t get cocky.

Like when you start to get sick and your friend kindly informs you that it’s a horrible, horrible virus known to last two weeks, to which you reply, “Well, that’s not going to be me.”

Now that it’s been a week, I still sound as though I belong in a TB ward, and am sporting a fever blister the size of Texas, I may have cause to rethink that statement. Wretched luck, that.

But the week of skating into work, shedding tears in light of friends who will lose their jobs in the coming year, and needing to go to bed even earlier than usual is nearly behind me.

The weekend, my friends, has arrived.

So strut your stuff, enjoy it . . .

because I’m wishing happy days, to you!

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Patience copyImage: Michelangelo’s The Prophet Jeremiah from the Sistine Chapel


And, it’s winter


Cue the band . . . we’ve got a new season to celebrate.

Winter blew in this week, full of bluster, making quite the entrance. The poor tire centers were probably busier than a one legged man in a butt kicking contest.

While I’m not in love with the shoveling or the commute, I do love the fluffy goodness. I love the way it makes the perfect backdrop for candles and hot cocoa, for snuggling in and reading a good book. The very things I’m looking forward to in the days to come.

With that, I hope you stay warm and toasty.  I hope you stay safe and well. And whether you live in a land of sunshine or the greyest of skies, I hope beauty surrounds you . . . and maybe some good old fashioned fun, too.

Warm weekend wishes, from me to you! xoxo


Thank you

Today, we celebrate our veterans.

It was President Woodrow Wilson who first proclaimed it Armistice Day:

“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.” (November 11, 1919)

In 1945, it became a day to honor all veterans, whether living or dead, serving stateside or abroad, in times of war or of peace.

As for us, this year will be a bit more solemn. This year we’ll be preparing to say goodbye to two of our own.

The threat, you see, is never far removed.

And yet, they serve.

So to the men and women of the United States Army, Marine Corp, Nay, Air Force, Coast Guard, Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Marine Corps Forces Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, and Coast Guard Reserve, we salute you. And we offer our deepest thanks . . .


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