Drinking Red Wine On Vacation

'Isla, do you like America?' 'I love it.' 'Mumma used to live here.' 'Where? In the toilet?' We were in the bathroom.  Although, she can be sarcastic, too.  Not her fault. And I should say Isla and Neil were in the bathroom.  I can't even fit myself in most accessible stalls, let alone go with … Continue reading Drinking Red Wine On Vacation

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What Did I Miss?

And so, you know that working-from-home gig?  Not so much.  Now I'm just home. I've been recharging by sniffing books and drinking Pumpkin Spice Lattes.  Last weekend, I made Neil go out and get me one.  This involved leaving our bed and then the entire house.  I almost felt bad.  Maybe. I've wanted to write … Continue reading What Did I Miss?

Proof of Pumpkin

After Thanksgiving, I waxed nostalgic about canned pumpkin.  My friend who writes at Calypte's Scanner Diary, told me where I might find some.  And today, Sarge comes home from Christmas shopping with two cans of this lovely stuff:   I like how the light is shining on the can.  As if it's been sent by … Continue reading Proof of Pumpkin

Nostalgia And Other Distractions

A few weeks ago, Sarge came home from work and caught me doing something.  Something I’ve wanted to keep secret.  I couldn’t stop before he walked into the office.  And he caught me.  I was reading People.com. I’ve said before that the only time I read gossip magazines is in various waiting rooms.  I suppose … Continue reading Nostalgia And Other Distractions

What Does Love Sound Like To You?

This is what it sounds like to me: 1.       The laughter of people I love, especially when I make it happen. 2.       Popcorn popping. 3.       The noises the coffee machine makes while doing its thing.  I happen to think it sounds exactly like a zombie dying.  Not that I’d know exactly what that sounds like. … Continue reading What Does Love Sound Like To You?