So here in the U.S. we're coming up on the Fourth of July, which marks the day the U.S. became an independent nation. It is widely celebrated with many people dressed in the colors red, white, and blue. There are red-white-and-blue decorations, balloons, and bloom-in-the-sky fireworks that paint the night sky in bursts of color.... Continue Reading →

Fun Fact: National Wine Day

Guess what, people??? You have a reason to celebrate: it's National Wine Day!!! This is a real holiday, and apparently, no one knows how it came about. Maybe someone suddenly declared, "May 25th should be National Wine Day!" Then they might have popped the cork from the bottle of vino in their hands, and chugged... Continue Reading →

Keeping Commitments

So I began taking a drawing class last Tuesday. I've always wanted to do that, but never did. A few months ago, I signed up for the class but ended up canceling because we had to take one of the furbabies to the vet (I can't remember why). I got really anxious -- I didn't... Continue Reading →

Valentine’s Day 2018

As soon as the stores around here clear out their Christmas merchandise, they put up the Valentine's Day stuff: pink-and-red wrapped candy, chocolates in heart-shaped boxes, heart-shaped balloons, Valentine's Day cards, red roses. Have I missed anything? I think it's kind of gross ---  so commercialized. In fact, Valentine's Day is actually SAINT Valentine's Day,... Continue Reading →

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