Thursday, July 2, 2020

New Set Of Four Walls!

Yes, we have arrived and are  enjoying our new set of four walls....not to mention the view!
We had a very nice trip up, being very careful about social distancing .....Wearing masks when we stopped for restroom breaks and careful not to touch anything more than we had to and of course using sanitizer when we got back in the car. I packed food for lunch and dinner in a cooler so we didn’t even need to stop to eat. Found very nice rest-stops with shaded picnic tables.

There wasn’t much traffic on the road even though we are approaching a big holiday here in the U.S. (4th of July, our Independence Day). Some folks are being wise and staying home. We are not on vacation ourselves, simply moving to our other house for the summer.

We aren’t going to be doing much here. Maybe have one other couple over to social distance on our deck.

I went out on the deck to take a break from unpacking....Gosh I love this place.

As you can see it is a lovey day. Forty four degrees this morning and we will only reach seventy something as a high. This is our view to the south. That is Round  Top mountain by the way.

  • This it the view to the southwest....I focused on the mountain top so you could see that there is a tiny bit of snow left. That is T Mountain.
  • Seems we have a new neighbor...I am speaking of this tiny little gray squirrel. He was not happy with me being on I guess what he thought was his deck. He was screeching at me nonstop.

  •  We are going to have to become acquainted so he understands that I live here and he is the guest!😂 

Tuesday, June 23, 2020


We are finally packing for our move to the mountains. Seems strange not to already be there, but we have been delayed due to my physical therapy appointments. Most of you know that I had total shoulder replacement in late April.....It has been a breeze...up until now. The physical therapy has been kicked up a notch which translates to painful.

To give you a visual 

The painful area for me is my arm. They promise the pain will go away in another month or  I am charging ahead. Physical therapy will continue in Colorado.

To those that don’t know, we are fortunate enough to be able to leave the Texas heat behind and spend the summer high in the San Juan mountains of Colorado in an idyllic tiny town with a huge lake, beautiful river and 14,000 foot peaks all around. Oh and full of a whole slew of good friends.
little Lake City, CO
Photo sister Polly.

Looking back over some recent pictures, I don’t think I shared with you all of our attempts at replicating masterpieces. 

Leave it to my creative sister Polly to outdo me with her rendition of Frida..

Only fair to show you what Polly really looks like.
Looking forward to posting more when we arrive Colorado....not to mention catch up with my fellow bloggers!

Friday, June 5, 2020


Once upon a time I bought these colorful cotten dinner napkins....but over the years we didn’t use them very often.

So I repurposed them into something I am using almost daily. I find that I (make that we) are venturing out the door more and more. We both wear masks....Tom has some that look a wee bit more masculine...and we always have hand sanitizer with us. Don’t look too closely...I haven’t sewn in a very long time.
I am not fond of wearing these but will continue to do so. Trying to find something positive.... I have discovered they hide your wrinkles.
We are packing to make our annual move to the mountains, where I will continue my physical therapy . Hopefully I will have some better pictures to share when we arrive...

Wednesday, May 27, 2020


Tom asked me to ride along on an errand this morning. I am not usually so ready to accompany him on errands...but gosh boredom has set in and even a trip to the county clerk’s office sounded  like a real treat!
The County Clerk’s office is located in our Tarrant County Courthouse. A beautiful old building constructed in the late nineteenth century.

When the sunlight hits the building you can see that it is built out of pretty pink granite.

The center of the building has a winding staircase up to a colorful rotunda.

Like most public buildingS these days we had to pass though security...Well you guessed it. For the first new shoulder set off the alarm.
So I had to have a security person scan my shoulder . I think this will not be the last time to hear the 

Friday, May 22, 2020


Gosh it has been awhile. Even though the world seems to be opening up, we are still staying at home most days with occasional trips to the grocery store, physical therapy etc.

We are still taking this morning, before the temperature got too hot. Walking along the edge of the golf course is a favorite trek of ours. It is always so lush and green.
It’s always fun to see the latest decorations on gates to one of the estates. Hard to tell but this is saluting all of our front line workers, like Doctors and Nurses.
I actually haven’t been taking very many pictures. Just wanted to say hello, and let you know my physical therapy is going well, my sling is off  and yes I am waving with that arm!

Monday, May 11, 2020

This and that

My daughter in North Carolina has two active little girls that love being outside.

She lives in  condo complex where they only have a small courtyard.
There is grassy area that she must maintain. She is a busy professional and single Mom and finding time to mow these clumps of weeds was a chore.
So she had a soft artificial grass installed. The girls love is such a nice area for them to play.
She has a comfortable seating area at the other end. The umbrella can swivel so if the girls need some shade.
As for me, I am progressing nicely even walking a mile every morning...resting occasionally when I spot a place to sit down.
Postoperative appointment tomorrow where stitches come out! Yeah!

Thursday, May 7, 2020

The Blue Angels Tribute

The  famous Navy Blue Angels put on an aerobatic air show over North  Texas yesterday to honor our hardworking health workers
and I decided it would be the perfect first outing for me after my shoulder replacement. Tom tried to snap a picture of hem to no avail.
but thankfully my little sister Polly was equipped with a much better camera
and expertise. I sure enjoyed  the show, beautiful sunshine and just getting out.