Here's the link to the original "Doesn't have a Prayer" column in The News Tribune.http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/02/03/2460226/even-indestructible-plants-dont.html … [Read more...] about My Prayer Plant Doesn’t have a Prayer.
I wrote in this month's News Tribune about my prayer plant that just wouldn't pray. I was afraid it was an atheist. But John called me from his nursery in Graham, and said that he knew what the trouble was - "It's too wet, he said, and it isn't getting enough sun." I moved the plant, and now it's rolled up very devoutly. If you look closely you can see the little tube all … [Read more...] about It’s Praying!!
I didn’t begin to develop signs of altitude sickness until we started the final upward climb to the summit. Breathlessly, I reached my destination, gratefully paid three dollars for a bottle of water, and threw myself down to rest. “No, Mom,” my daughter said, tugging at my arm. “These aren’t our seats. Ours are up one more level.” This year we decided to treat … [Read more...] about Cockeyed Optimist as printed in the Tacoma News Tribune
I've learned something valuable about blogging. You can't possibly find time to do it over the Christmas holidays. But now Christmas is gone, New Year is past, I've had my birthday. We had winter. It dragged on for a whole week. I thought it would never go away. Here's the view off my back porch. and now Valentine's Day is on the way. What I like about February is that … [Read more...] about We’re Baaaaaack!!
I've had several messages today wondering why our posts aren't in order with most recent at the top. I am glad to tell you. The computer is misbehaving and the pages aren't loading properly. So last night I got tired and went off to bed. I think I've gotten it straightened out now. We shall see. I got a message from Peggi Selden Rowe, in our chat about whether we still … [Read more...] about Sure, I Can Answer Your Question! Probably!
Here's another take on that Christmas gift giving habit from a column I wrote in 2002. That Christmas Habit Dorothy Wilhelm©2002 “Habit is what gets me through,” Bob tells me firmly. He says everything firmly. I bumped into this retired bachelor in the potato section at Albertson’s. You meet the most interesting people in the Produce Department. Bob doesn’t hesitate to … [Read more...] about Another Take On Christmas Gifts
I'm looking forward to Christmas especially this year. I think having this blog to work on adds to the sparkle and the fun. Gina and I went to see Cinderella at the 5th Avenue is Seattle yesterday - incredible, and today is Great Grandson Tristin's eighth birthday. We are blessed. I am trying so desperately to get packages in the mail, made three kinds of candy today. All … [Read more...] about Sixty Plus Christmas From Our House to Yours!!
I don't know about you, but sometimes I find it hard to get into the Christmas spirit now that the kids are grown and I can't even decide if I'll have a Christmas tree this year. Well, when I feel that way, I find the best thing to do is to is pour some egg nog half n half with 7 up, (rum is optional) put on Christmas Carols, and then sprinkle cinnamon on your warm … [Read more...] about Sixty Plus Great Ideas for Christmas
Blended families Grandparents Can Help Blended Families Create A Good Mix During the Holidays Part II by Sunie Levin When there are two different religious cultures involved in the holiday celebration this can be a minefield, but grandparents can, if they are of a mind to, help the kids see the good points of each faith and that the religions are not adversaries, but … [Read more...] about Sixty Plus Blended Families At Christmas Time Part II
Blended families Grandparents Can Help Blended Families Create A Good Mix During the Holidays by Sunie Levin "You can't tell me what to do," Josh smugly announced. "You are not my real grandfather." Art, his step grandfather, was hurt and shocked and furious. But he kept his cool. He thought he and his wife got along well with his daughter-in-law's children from a previous … [Read more...] about Sixty Plus Blended Families At Christmas Time