Monday Musings

After weeks of struggling with fear and worry, an attitude adjustment was needed this weekend after the full realization that we will most likely be living a form of social distancing throughout this year and into next year to protect family members at a higher risk.  There was some minor swearing along the way, but…

Tuesday Musings

Staying home this much has made me realize why my dog gets so excited about backyard visitors or going for walks, I think I just barked at a squirrel.

The Week In Seven Photos

Another week of transitions as we quickly moved from spring to winter and quickly back to spring again with hopefully the last sighting of Harper’s little footprints in the snow. All non-essential businesses were shutdown on Monday and it’s now necessary to stay away from the crowded sidewalks at the park.  We have found less…

Monday Musings

Obviously I’ve already been spending too much time in my backyard because the turkeys are beginning to let me know that I’m violating their social space. I’ve received endless notifications on my phone about all the things I could be doing during this crisis to improve myself or my attitude and honestly they’re irritating me…

Monday Musings

Nothing feels normal right now as our state continues to shutdown more every day (universities and schools closed, sports and concerts cancelled, work at home where possible, restaurants and bars reduced to 50% capacity, Apple and Lululemon stores closed, 250 limit on gatherings and grocery stores reducing their hours).  Somehow there were moments this weekend when…

No Sports Saturday

I’m very aware of the seriousness of events occurring right now, but please allow me to rant for a few seconds about the first Saturday in my lifetime without sports and an extended stoppage of play of all sports.  No March Madness in March, no March Madness brackets (and losing to my brother for another…

The Week in Seven Photos

There were signs of spring everywhere this week and, as more birds flew in, the air was filled with squawks, honks and songs from all the new arrivals, but unfortunately the only sign of flowers remain indoors. As the news concerning the coronavirus worsened throughout the week, there was the question regarding other than places…

The Week In Seven Photos

Often when I look back at the week, I try to concentrate on the simple enjoyments of life, but sometimes the universe makes you look at things more seriously. As the political season continues to go off the rails in the midst of the CDC warning this week concerning the Coronavirus, it felt like the…

Monday Musings

During our first springlike weather of the year, the birds were out enjoying the blue skies, the ducks were basking in the sunshine, the turkeys were showing off their spring strut, and the snow and ice were melting on more lakes while I was stuck indoors with a cold binge-watching Better Call Saul before the new season…

Weekend Football

I’m trying to have hope that a week will make a difference to the chances of at least one of my football teams winning this weekend (San Francisco 49ers, Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens) since our weather has been showing me what a difference a day makes all week changing from clouds,…

Ageless Or Aging Musings #8

I’ve discovered over the years that while I often agree with the quote “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results,” sometimes I understand the need to embrace the insanity, even if it’s rooted in childhood.  Recently I embraced the insane idea to watch another sad…

Monday Musings

After our frost advisories and freeze warnings last week, these might be the last bees I see this year. It was a great autumn weekend and probably the last one for outdoor dining and chatting about the disappointing losses by the New York Yankees and University of Michigan football team and the new Netflix series,…