Sweet Tennessee!

Sweet Tennessee!

November 30, 2015

Library Haiku In Three Verses

                                          The Library

                                  Overnight with books..
                                  Would be great slumber party!
                                  With just my friends, books!

                                  Magical stories..
                                  No lonely feeling with words!
                                  I like people too!

                                  Books come to life there!
                                  Original ideas!
                                  Thoughts passed on!

Yes.  The library is one of my favorite places.  I love the library when it's quiet and few people are there, but i also love when it's crowded and full of people reading and relaxing and learning.  I love it also, sometimes, when it's full of children and story hour is happening!  People are there for books and to learn and share ideas.  Learn about our pasts.  There is so much happiness there.

This an old building in the countryside about ten miles from Hillsboro, Oregon where i live.  It was once used as a library and a schoolhouse; i believe during the 1920s and 30s.  The other day, i heard that someone has bought this building and the land surrounding it and is planning to restore it!  That's good news, i think!  :)

         You all have a lovely evening, and i'll be back soon!


November 29, 2015

Red Rose

                                      Rose both soft and strong..
                                      So full is red of passion..
                                      Each petal sweet gift!

This is a photo i took this past summer in July,  and this lovely rose bush is right outside our front door!  Just gorgeous!

               You all have an absolutely wonderful Monday, and i'll be back soon!


November 28, 2015


                                Grateful for the love..
                                And our time with cherished ones..
                                Appreciate life.

November 27, 2015


                 That feeling when you're so full that you can barely move.  You feel the size of a house or a tank.  Like to even go check your mail, you need to put yourself in a wheelbarrow and have someone wheel you out there!  When you've sat so much that you think you should never, ever sit again.  That you're frozen in the sitting position.  Because you've read articles in reputable newspapers and magazines that talk about the health dangers of sitting too much..  And if you sit even for another half hour, it's all over for you.  And tomorrow you'll surely walk for miles to make up for all the sitting and eating you've done for two days!  And if you even look at another slice of turkey or another serving of stuffing, you might barf to Kingdom Come.  It was good going down.. but how could you have possibly eaten SO MUCH FOOD!?  And your brain isn't functioning properly, so you've been watching truly mindless things on Netflix when you haven't been watching football.  And you don't even like football at all, but your better half loves it, so you watch anyway, because, really, you don't understand it, and that's okay, because you're so full you don't want to think and you don't give a rat's hiney that you don't understand the game.  And no, you really don't want any more pie, even though it's your favorite kind.  Every kind is your favorite kind, but gross.  And no.  No more whipped cream.  And no more a la mode!  Not even a teaspoon full of creamy delicious topping of any kind.. because you might blow a gasket.  Whatever that means.  And you've finally managed to walk the several feet down the street to get your mail, and you've come back and plopped into your favorite chair for more mind numbing TV and maybe just a sliver of that leftover pumpkin pie, but no whipped cream thank you very much, because you don't want to weigh a ton, and you don't need the extra calories.  'Cause Lord knows you've eaten enough calories to last at least a week.  At least.  But what's that scent wafting toward you from the kitchen?  It's your better half making himself a hot turkey and stuffing and gravy sandwich 'cause he's hungry and there's another game on soon...   Sigh.........

But make no mistake.. I'm grateful for it all. My family. My friends, the enormous amount of food at our table. Thankful for all of it. I have a wonderful life and am grateful every single day!

November 26, 2015

Black Friday Not My Cup of Tea Haiku :)

                           No Black Friday here!
                           Netflix and relaxation!
                           Home with feet up, snacks!

You all have a great day whatever you decide to do!  I'll be back, and peace to all.


      Just a little endnote to let you know that i can now also be found here.  I've always wanted a place for my own short stories, and now i have one.  :)  It's something i've procrastinated for a long time.. now i've actually gone and done it.  Here's the other address.  I hope you'll come for a visit..


        Be back here soon!

November 25, 2015

Tree Haiku

                        Bereft of their leaves..
                        Time for trees to settle in..
                        Their long winter's nap.

You all have a beautiful Thanksgiving!  Peace and love.


              And a quick PS.. i can also now be found here.  I'd been thinking for a long time about starting a blog just for short stories, and i finally got off my butt and did it this afternoon.. well actually, that's not quite true, lol.  I'm very much on my butt and not going anywhere because i'm way too full of Thanksgiving feast.  Anyway, here's my new address:


   Maybe you'll come visit?  Have a lovely rest of your Thursday!

November 23, 2015

Just a Little Limerick

                              Gracie Kitty loves to be inside..
                              Being outside in the cold, she can't abide!
                              Inside Gracie has a comfy, warm bed!
                              She's warm and loved and very well fed!
                              Gracie has secret places where she loves to hide. :)

You all have a lovely day tomorrow, and I'll be back soon!


November 22, 2015

Nighttime Haiku

Good evening all!  It's been awhile again. I've been busy.. plus I had some nasty bronchitis. Luckily I had some great antibiotics that knocked the infection right outta me!  :)

I hope you're all having a lovely autumn!  I'm still getting used to the early darkness. Summer seemed to go by so quickly, and I can't believe the holiday season is almost here!  So tonight I just have this..

                                              Darkness heavy, black..
                                              Makes eyelids desire to close.
                                              Feel like a big bear. :)

Well, I can understand why some animals hibernate. Winter, (I know it's not officially here yet,) is slow.. restful. It's the natural way of things, but it's a good thing for full spectrum lights and vitamin D supplements!

You have a beautiful evening and a good Monday!