No Ants, No Pants

How living in Michigan is surprising me and making me want to stay.

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No Pushing; Stop Pulling

  Calvin is nine in dog years, translated to human time - he is about 52ish.  Maybe because he lived on a leash in hot Florida for the last three years, maybe because he is older and not as strong anymore, he wiped out in the MI winter snow.  Result:  torn miniscus or ACL.  Either …

Day 25: Help My Heart

First of all, I know that it is not October 25th today.  It is the 31st, but I am finishing my challenge of 31 days even if I spill into November.  This is Grace to me and bending the un-stone-like rules.  I had to pause for travels in soup country where the colors were brilliant and the …

Day 17: The 2nd Sweet

On my birthday this year, I ate dessert for lunch.  I've discovered Kilwains Ice Cream since moving to South FL as well as Orange Leaf Fro Yo and recently, Burger Fi Frozen Custard.  Those are my go to favorite dessert spots.   What they have in common:  Someone else made it and I ate it. …

Day 10: The Best Room In The House

It's the Kitchen.  That is the best room.  I am pretty certain there is no house without a kitchen.  There are houses without laundry rooms.  Seriously, they put those in the garage here in Florida.  My non negotiable in this house hunting ad-please let it end-venture is that I am not washing undergarments where we park …

What I See At The Sea

Morning Do Not Disturb signs stationed by the sea turtle nests; the mothers laying work is done and the eggs develop life under the sand. Play A father and a young daughter drawing in the sand; the water erases their picture; she inhales with surprise; the father smiles, "We'll never need a clean sheet of …

Top Ten List of Things I Didn’t Expect, Part 2

I did not dream about this list.  On one of my daily potty walks  with Calvin, (I walk, Calvin potties), I realized there were below the surface things I didn't expect.  Here is the deeper counterpart to the list in part 1.  (see July 23, 2012) 1.  The rhythm is missing.  Seasons of weather give …