aging · clothes · dancing · humor · old · retirement · work

Retirement is a Dance

“Don’t you want to know what I do?” I asked. “No”, he answered. “But what I do is who I am,” I replied. “Why?” he asked. “Because I’m important. I have status. My job tells you about me,” I declare. “I don’t care what you did for a living,” he responds. “In retirement, we all… Continue reading Retirement is a Dance

antique fair · Doors · Norm's Thursday Door Challenge · Round Top · Texas · Uncategorized · USS Maine · Warrenton

More Antique Doors–Norm’s Thursday Door Challenge

Doors, doors and more doors. It’s Thursday and that means its Norm’s Thursday Door Challenge. Here are my contributions for today’s post, all taken at the antique fair in Warrenton and Round Top, Texas. After viewing these, click over to Norm’s blog and see many more great pictures.               

Bugle Boy · Matt Wilson · Never · Not right now · patience · waiting

Not Right Now

Matt Wilson has written a song entitled ‘Not Right Now’, and I thought about what that means…not right now. I’ve heard that phrase hundreds of times, primarily from mothers as they put off a child’s request. “Can I have a cookie?” “Not right now”. “Can I watch television?” “Not right now.” “Can I learn to drive?”… Continue reading Not Right Now

flowers · homes · Pots · purple · Uncategorized · Wordpress Daily Photo Prompt

Color of the Day–Purple of Course

The WordPress photo prompt for today is Purple, and here are my contributions to this honorable color. Check other purple posts here:   A pot of purple flowers and a purple pot   Some live in purple and some grow purple   And then there is my Mother’s favorite purple…

Cee's Odd Ball Challenge · Challenges · Odd Ball · photograph · Uncategorized

Odd Ball Indeed–Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge

I found this first little charmer on the edge of a lawn in east Austin, TX.  Such a whimsical sight and a great Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge. The second one is on the top of a multi-story building near downtown Austin. Find more great odd ball pictures at:     Curbside Buddies    … Continue reading Odd Ball Indeed–Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge

antique fair · antiques · Doors · Norm's Thursday Door Challenge · Photography · Photos · Texas · Uncategorized

Antique Doors? Who Knows? — Norm’s Thursday Door Challenge

I found some great doors this week at the antique fair held twice a year from Warrenton to Round Top, Texas. Not certain if these doors are old or just look worn, but they caught my attention. See what you think. And for more door pictures, visit Norm’s Thursday Doors blog:          … Continue reading Antique Doors? Who Knows? — Norm’s Thursday Door Challenge

Challenges · Dutch Goes the Photo · photographs · Photos · Uncategorized

Texas Bluebonnets Bloom-Tuesday Photo Challenge-Spring

It’s a bit early for Bluebonnets to be blooming in this part of the Lone Star state. But here they are, lining both sides of the highway and gracing our yards and gardens.  Visit Dutch Goes the Photo to see more Tuesday Photo Challenge shots focusing on Spring.

Alone · Aloneness · death · Grieving · Loneliness · loss · Uncategorized

Am I Lonely Because I’m Alone?

One of my favorite blogs is Time Goes By, written by a woman who shares a lifetime span with me. She pens about the challenges and issues that are important to those of us who have passed the 50, 60, 70 or 80 hallmarks of time. In a recent post she addressed the loss of loved ones, grieving,… Continue reading Am I Lonely Because I’m Alone?