Legally and Lovingly Married!!!

Those that saw my last post recall I was in California this week.  Malibu has to be in the top ten most beautiful spots in the USA.  After some issues with the initial home rental I found this one and it proved to be much more than we would’ve ever hoped for.  Here’s the house…

…end of summer

While I certainly still the feel the heat and humidity of summer on the farm in Mississippi my summer activities ended this weekend in Indianapolis, IN. Again, many have asked where I’ve been and complained about the lack of communication.  I understand why my cousin at Bake or Break  made blogging into a career.  I find…

Scenes of Summer

When last we spoke it was the Fourth of July and we were in East Tennessee.  I can’t believe I’ve been away from you so long. Moreover, I get tired thinking about what I’ve done in between posts. I didn’t realize I was so busy until I was telling a friend why I couldn’t take…

From the Mountains…

American themed songs often mention mountains as in purple mountain majesty and from the mountains to the prairie.  Thus, it’s only fitting to celebrate our nations birthday back in the mountains of East Tennessee…our new second home. The March 30 post Good Friday, Food and Friends gave you a glimpse into why we would make…

This Solitary Life

I know two weeks is too long to be away. I feel certain you have been sitting staring at your monitor the whole time. Now, you have to clear your schedule because this will be the longest post in history. However, you’re about to see my life in a two-week retrospective. I’ll begin with the…

…life is short

I understand it’s a sign of aging but still find it sobering when friends my age or younger move beyond the realm. My last post shared a celebration of a life short-lived.  This this past week a friend had an asthma attack and is now watching over us and another friend is in a coma…

Sun, Sand and Serenity

Someday…maybe, someday… The water has such healing powers for me I think someday we need to live in a waterfront community.  We loved the Amalfi Coast last year to the point that I went into a funk when we came home.  Now, a year later we’re on the Pacific Coast and I’ve got the “I…

What a Difference a Day Makes!!!

I told you yesterday that today we would compare and contrast Vegas to LA.  So here goes. Here’s a welcome entrance in Las Vegas. And, here’s the LA version. Here’s a visual display in Vegas… And, here’s LA…oh my!!! Yesterday afternoon was spent at The Getty Museum in Brentwood…home of O.J., Reese, Ben, Marilyn and…

What Happens in VEGAS…

…really should stay in Vegas.  Las Vegas is truly the only city in the world that can get away with the concept of “it’s not done until it’s overdone”. Moderation and Las Vegas are like fire and ice.  Personally, the visual stimulation is exhausting.  When visiting a museum or gallery there’s opportunity to take a…