I’ve come to believe humor may be the best way to dismantle an overgrown ego. What bully do you know or have encountered who can stand to be mocked, laughed at or discounted by the jab of a joke? Most people who have a habit of pushing people around and belittling them are ill-equipped to… Continue reading Power of Humor
It’s mid-August and I’m still hibernating, fearful of any human who might be a virus villain ready to spew harmful air particles into my lungs, eyes, mouth or on my fingertips. So, when I received an invitation to a garden gathering of local writers, I declined sending regrets exposing my cowardliness and deep-seated fear of… Continue reading New Social Interaction Rules Ahead
I’ve now been in my Mexican casita for a year, and since I have loads of time in isolation, I continually look around to see if I need to add, change, move, or replace something to enhance the décor. It’s what can happen to an idle mind: if you don’t like what is happening, repaint… Continue reading Just Cover It Up
The question was recently posed, what do we cherish? It came after a speaker encouraged his audience to be grateful for all things we have in our life, and to cherish each day and each moment. As we went around our virtual circle on Zoom, each individual described what they most cherished, what they treasured… Continue reading What Do We Cherish?
I walked into my kitchen yesterday and took a fresh look at my refrigerator. I call it having CoronaVision. I hadn’t noticed the face on the appliance, and now I can’t see anything but that! This gave me a smile this week! See more smile pictures at https://trentsworldblog.wordpress.com/2020/06/01/the-weekly-smile-for-the-1st-of-june-2020-weeklysmile/
I took this series of pictures during a walk this week and the sequence made me smile. This gardener was attempting to water plants in a public area but wasn’t getting much water out of the end of the hose, unaware of the reason. When he looked around, he realized the problem… Off he rushed… Continue reading Hole in a Hose Weekly Smile
The mouse and his loved one broke social distancing rules when they met in the garden and sneaked a kiss, sans mask. That’s what this looks like to me…what do you think? In this uncropped version it appears he has swept his lover off her feet!
A friend recently noted that I was ‘low maintenance’, and I took that as a compliment. Then I began to wonder; what exactly does low maintenance mean? Am I boring? Am I not forceful? Am I muffled? I could be gentle. Does low mean I’m miserable? That I have diminished needs? Or I don’t require many… Continue reading Low Maintenance: Good, Bad, Who Cares?
You know you’re a Social Distancing Hostage when: You’ve watched 3 hours of videos showing people in Australia putting out trash bins dressed in homemade costumes before 9 a.m.; You’ve taken 4 naps in a 24-hour period every day for 8 days; You’ve experimented making 13 recipes of Cajun gumbo without garlic, shrimp, andouille sausage,… Continue reading Social Distancing Hostage
It has finally happened: Boredom has met Desperation. Sitting alone in my casita for endless days has led to alarming actions never before contemplated or considered. I have imagined myself as the Non-DIY Queen beginning at a very young age. Making mud pies was considered a bit too creative for my 5-year-old sensitivities. If push… Continue reading Masked Woman on the Loose