It’s amazing how just a few simple words can have such a big impact.
I was thinking about this the other day after someone I didn’t know made a few very nice remarks about my writing. It probably was just a small comment to her and she didn’t think anything about it, but for me it was monumental.
“You read that? And you liked it? Wow,” I thought to myself. “Is this a trick? No, it’s just awesome. This is one of the best moments ever.” Continue reading “A few words can mean a lot”
While much of the world seems to be wondering what Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will do next, I would like to offer them a solution.
They are welcome to join my family.
Recently, the Royal Couple announced that they would distance themselves from the Royal Family and would work toward becoming financially independent. I think this sounds very good for them, and I admire them for making this big decision.
Since it is such a monumental change, though, I think they may need some help. And after carefully studying the situation, I am confident that joining my family makes the most sense for them. Here are a few reasons why: Continue reading “Here’s what Prince Harry and Meghan Markle should do next”
Did you ever notice how the names for everyday items often don’t make sense?
Or did you ever wonder about how winter clothing and cutlery seem to be related?
Well, I have been pondering several of these incredibly important topics recently, and I thought I would share a few of them here with you today. Continue reading “Turn signals should be named winkers, and other important thoughts”
This summer, I decided to shorten and thin out the hedges in the backyard.
I took on this challenge because I wanted to see if it would make the yard look larger and because I have been at war with the hedges for the past six years.
Sure, the hedges and I are often friendly to each other, but we both know what the other is thinking when we see each other.
“What an ugly eyesore for the yard,” the hedges often think about me.
“Is there a difference between hedges and bushes? Is it possible to have just one hedge? And why do I have to trim you so often?” I often think while looking at the tall green plants that are in a row in my yard. Continue reading “It’s amazing to see how one action can have so many extra positive benefits”
While government leaders discuss impeachment, interest rates and energy policy, I still keep accidentally purchasing “scented” trash bags at the grocery store!
Something definitely needs to be done about this, and I hope that Congress, the United Nations or the Avengers can do something soon about this ill-smelling injustice. This fragrant fraud must be stopped before it stinks again!
Why were scented trash bags invented and distributed? Is this another example of a foreign country trying to disrupt our way of life? Elections are one thing, but when they mess with my trash can, that’s where I draw the line! Continue reading “Congress needs to act to eliminate scented trash bags!”
I know a squirrel who has a pretty good story to tell his or her friends.
One night this summer, I looked out onto the back steps and noticed that the cat was staring at something near the pear tree.
I had been working out in the yard for much of the day, so I was hoping that the cat was just admiring my hard work. Continue reading “You never know what you’ll see in the backyard”
It’s funny how a simple, small project can often lead to a larger project and then to another and another until you are somehow cutting down a tree.
This happened to me recently when I had a few days off of work and decided to cut the grass in the yard.
“This will be easy,” I thought to myself smugly. “I sure am smart.” Continue reading “Simple projects often turn into epic adventures”
On Christmas Day of 1975, my family moved out of our home in Denver, Colorado.
My father, who was a Lutheran minister, had accepted a call to Ohio, and yes, we moved on Christmas Day when I was 5. Continue reading “What are your memories of Christmas past?”
It was a good news/bad news kind of weekend. Here are a few examples:
I finally got the hedges trimmed again so that they look nice. It was a lot of work, but I feel pretty good about it.
Along with trimming the hedges, I also trimmed the poison ivy hidden in the backyard. I feel pretty itchy about it
It finally stopped raining and it looks beautiful outside.
It’s too hot to actually go outside. It’s so hot that when I was taking a shower earlier today, I ran out of cold water. Continue reading “Tales of a good and bad summer weekend”