Not my favorite, January. Prefer more daylight in my day, but living on the 40 degree latitude, I really don’t have much to complain about in that regards! It was a good month though. I lost four more pounds! I have walked 10,000 steps or more for 31 consecutive days according to Fitbit. Actually walked [...]

We have lived out in this windy, dusty little fart of a town for almost 2 years now. Losing all we had in the Paradise Fire/Campfire, we lived for a couple of months in a travel trailer. We needed more space. It got depressing upon an already depressed mindset. Local property values increased dramatically after [...]

Every evening, around dusk, this time of the year, a very large flock of birds get tucked into the cypress trees in our front yard. There is some pattern to how they are released but I don’t know what it is. It is kind wonderful and yet kind of weird too. Video is three minutes [...]

Gracie here. Just a quick update. On my last post, I was perhaps a bit overly dramatic regarding the new puppy to my household. As I know from personal experience, my humans are absolutely terrible at dog training. I have taken it upon myself to leash train Benny, who already shows all the signs of [...]

Today marks the 3rd consecutive day that I have not left our place. For the last two days, I have spent much of the day alone as my wife provides an invaluable service as a speech pathologist/therapist to children, many with special needs. Now when I say alone, that is not entirely correct for I [...]

Here in the U.S., we often use a word differently, as I regrettably discovered on this blog some time ago when I said I enjoyed wearing suspenders. I was not referring to the enjoyment of wearing a garter belt - which actually might be something different to try - but I was referring to those [...]