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The racket outside was even drowning out the frog concert from the marsh, and I stepped outside to see what in the world was causing the cacophony.

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On Friday the 13th, the question was posed to me, “Do you want to go out to eat?” It had been a busy week and I kind of just wanted to stay home, but something told me we should go out, and we did. During dinner, I commented that this might be the last time we get to do this for a while. I w…

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The Centers for Disease Control has now strongly suggested that Americans do not attend activities, places or events where there are more than 10 people in attendance. Yeah well, that’s any Walmart or grocery store on any given day. What are we supposed to do? We still need to go out into th…

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A group of us just spent a long weekend at the beautiful home of a future snowbird friend. The weather was lovely – about the same as it was in Iowa Falls the whole time – but oh well, it was nice to get away and use a heated outdoor pool.

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It’s the middle of tax season and I have accomplished very little in getting organized. I think that’s mostly because my computer – purchased in 2003 – crashed last October, taking with it a lot of crucial information. I ran into my tax guy and explained the situation and that I’d be late ge…

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My teddy bear just had a birthday. I figure he must be pushing 30. My mother gave him to me long ago. We were in Maas Brothers Department Store in St. Petersburg shopping for Christmas presents and the bear was sitting on a pillar at the bottom of the escalator next to the lingerie departmen…

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Last March a bull calf was born, and he started out a little behind the 8-ball because his mama’s milk wasn’t coming in very well. We talked about it, and I was tasked with bottle-feeding this little guy until his mama started producing her milk. She finally did, but he liked the formula tha…