God, the California fires are so scary and make me sad. I don’t know if it was of natural causes or carelessness of man, but my heart ❤️ goes out to all of those folks.

It’s one of those situations you pray you never have to experience. The first responders must have nerves of steel, but God bless them and their families. It can’t be easy.

I know I get a little nervous here when I see new construction going up and it seems to get closer to the neighboring house with each new one going up. I look at the new construction and think that it only takes one spark to start an inferno.

Here’s hoping we all stay safe!


Are YouReady for some Football?

If it’s a Sunday night and Philadelphia Eagles are the 8 PM team…. you know we have whatever team is playing before on. Between you and me, I think it’s to remind us that the game we want to watch is on 8 PM.

I watch the Philadelphia Eagles, and that’s about it as far as it goes. Of course, being a native of Philly, the fact that tonight’s game is against Dallas means I’ll be glued to the game…unless it isn’t in our favor. I walk out of the room because sometimes I feel I give them bad mojo. I know, call me crazy, but that’s how I feel.

Go 🦅 Eagles!

Mushy Gal

So we have a quiet moment, in the grand scheme of life.

What am I doing with it?

I am watching a Hallmark Christmas movie.

Call me mushy, call me sentimental, but the angst of life had me looking for a cozy retreat, albeit momentarily. It’s incredible, that even for two hours, I can put life on hold and dive into someone else’s holiday.

Me? I get to sit in my cozy clothes in comfort with Kasia asleep by me, and let the world go hang.

My idea of a little slice of heaven!

Leaf Me Alone….or Wanna Make a Bet?

Leaf collection starts Tuesday,allegedly, in “Undisclosed Location”. Here’s the quality job Jim did getting ours together.

One small thing though. Be it big city or little hamlet, sure they are collecting leaves but they’ll have to spend more money in late January when they have to do it a second time.


All the leaves aren’t down yet…things that make you want to shake some heads in local government.

And so….

This fellow is turning 31 on Sunday.

Egad! I am getting old.

I remember when I could carry him on my shoulders. He’s now towers over me. We used to play with trains and hot wheels and look at Christmas lights in the neighborhood. He’s married and puts up their lights, and I like to think he picked up his love for animals from me. He and his wife have two cats, which warms my heart.

Happiest of birthdays to my Matt. Couldn’t be prouder of you if I tried.