Welcome to Anybody Home!

Here you will find scattered pictures from my point and shoot camera, random thoughts from my little world, treasured memories of days gone by, hopeful dreams of the days yet to come, and a bunch of ideas - because I've always got ideas!

Sunday, November 08, 2020

Beautiful Fall Weather

Wow. This weekend. The weather could NOT have been better!
So, I watched sheets dry in the breezy warm sunshine, noticed the leaves as they fell, all while drinking FROZEN coffee.

I also had a book, of course. But it was deep, requiring me to look up from it from time to time to remind myself of what a beautiful yet humble backyard I have to enjoy all of this in.

Also? Fall smells AMAZING. 

But if you think this is all just a bit too perfect, as THGGM removed the sheets from the line he pointed out a rabbit carcass not more than a yard from where he is standing.

Oh.., I took pictures, for sure. This is NOT our first rabbit kill discovered in that same area. It looks as if our fenced in yard can be accessed by either a fox or a coyote, which I am told are not uncommon at all in our neighborhood.

I really love wildlife. But at a greater distance than this. 

Monday, November 02, 2020

It Is Monday So I Made Something

It's been awhile since I've made anything on a Monday. Mostly, I've been reading.

But today I remembered that on Monday I used to make things, so I did!

An origami bookmark Christmas tree with instructions labeled as "Easy for Children". And it was, or, at least easy for someone who hasn't done any origami in years.

I shall keep making them until I run out of the green origami paper pack I've been using for, oh.., about a decade now. 

My life-long quest to sort, purge, giveaway, or use up has been made so much easier by my avoidance of thrift and craft stores. 

There are hidden blessings in everything. Or so I've been told...

Thursday, August 20, 2020

We Are All Still Here!

Aside from being in the midst of a pandemic and nothing going as planned, it's been a wonderful summer!

 There has been a lot of swimming, birthday parties, and summer fun happening.
Everyone has grown a lot, which is not news. It happens to everyone. Yet, I still find it surprising.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Yesterday THIS Happened!

Oldest Grandson, Jonge, GRADUATED from the 8th grade! 
It's sad to think of all the exciting things he was looking forward to that he has had to miss.
No 8th grade camping trip to Mackinac Island with his class.
No baseball.
So many unwanted losses.
Yet on the bright side, yesterday he also learned that he has been accepted to the Grand Rapids Aviation Academy! 
So PROUD of him, and his parents!
Also very thankful for the SEVEN teachers and staff who are showing up at students homes to offer their congratulations! 

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Happy Mother's Day!

Quarantine Mother's Day was different.  Over here we are adjusting to "different".
Staying snug at home isn't difficult for me at all.  No businesses are suffering because I am not out and about.  But what I DO miss is hugging my grandchildren.  The younger three, still in the single digits, are still great huggers and cuddlers and I miss that more than words can tell. 
But even though this is hard, we can do this!  I hope you can too. 
I've never been more thankful for the technology that keeps me connected to them, and for those visits through the window!  I shall be leaving the hand prints on the glass.

Sunday, May 03, 2020

Today at My House

So, this is what's been happening at our house.
And today?  Today we have babies!