Thursday, May 28, 2015

Sunday, May 24, 2015

DIY Patriotic Wreath from 99¢ Store Materials

I like to decorate for the holidays, but I don't like spending lots of money to do so.  Recently, I put together a red, white, and blue door wreath using supplies gathered at the local 99¢ Store.  


Saturday, May 23, 2015

Ten Things of Thankful: Humpty Dumpty, Surgery, Scrabble, and Long-Lost Friends

One of my favorite childhood books was From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.  Two siblings run away from home and live at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  They avoid the museum staff and enjoy a comfortable existence until. . . well, I can't give the whole plot away, can I?  Anyway, this week I was still in Oregon for part of the week.  While I was away, John, youngest son, and youngest daughter almost had their own protagonist moment.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Ten Things of Thankful: Oregon in Photos


Every time I come to Oregon, the damp green surroundings soothe my soul.  I soak up the scenery, tucking away the memories to take out and replay in my mind when I return to my desert home. 

Quotes from April 2015 General Conference

Each April and October, General Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints takes place.  I enjoy listening to the various talks.  Soon after the conference is over, I can review what I heard by reading the transcripts of the talks.