Can you hear yourself scream

I woke up this morning screaming. More accurately, I was woken from a dream in which I was screaming by my husband’s gentle voice telling me, “it’s okay, you’re okay.” (He told me later that I sounded really afraid.) Hours later, I still remember the dream, something that usually doesn’t last. I won’t call it […]

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Say What?

Mister and I are in the process of having some major renovations done on our house. (Think: addition, new doors and windows, upgraded siding and new hurricane compliant roof.) One of the main things we had to do in preparation for all of this was to have several large trees removed in our backyard, and […]

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It’s been a while

I didn’t realize it had been six months since I was here last. Time flies… Dani is still our little neurotic pup, but she is doing so much better. She is now walking on a leash! This a funny story. When we first brought her home, trying to get Dani in a harness was an […]

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a trumpet sounds

My son is having a love affair with Mrs. Jones. It’s been going on for 8.5 years, since he was the tender age of 19. He’s spent an untold amount of money on her. Not just thousands of dollars… tens of thousands of dollars and she’s still a gaudy, low-down, hot mess. I don’t like […]

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Holidays with Dani: an overdue update

Thanksgiving with Dani went even better than I hoped. We were a little concerned at first. It rained on the way to our daughter’s so there was a possibility Asta and Dani would be inside, with all the people. It wasn’t a big group… around 9 people, in and out during the day. Among us […]

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No rime or reason

Northern people, those of you accustomed to ice and snow, don’t forget your family and friends in subtropical climes.  On the rare occasion we experience cold weather – freezing temperatures, ice, sleet, hail, a dusting of snow – we are rendered helpless. Rime on the windows is enough to halt all activities. If it weren’t […]

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