Saturday, April 25, 2015

Linda's Letters

Saturday, February 23, 2013

We're in the process of giving one of our rooms a make-over.

All we want to do is paint and rearrange furniture. I thought it would be best to start with a clean slate so we took everything out of the room to start from scratch.

Oy vey.

We piled stuff in our bedroom. We loaded up the dining room table. The old futon is blocking another corner of the dining room and the living room looks like it should have a yellow tape across it, preventing anyone from entering a disaster zone.

I cannot believe everything that was in that room!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

OK. So how many of you dream at night?

Do you ever have these really weird dreams?

Let me tell you about the one I had last night.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

A long time ago, in a small village, lived a little girl who loved to watch television. One of her favorite shows to watch was hosted by a beautiful blonde cowgirl. Every day the beautiful blonde cowgirl wore a different cowgirl outfit with stars and fringes.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

My niece Jennie Rose, loves celebrating her birthday. In fact, she loves it so much, she calls October her Birthday Month and just finds so many ways to celebrate in 31 days.

I didn't quite do the Jennie Rose thing but I did a pretty good job of stretching out my birthday this past weekend doing all the things I love ... went out to dinner (twice!), shopped (clothing, favorite country stores and antique mall), baked cupcakes, saw a great movie, and spent the actual day with the people I love most in this world.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

I just love surfing the Internet for quirky stuff.

For instance, I learned that January has quite a few notable attributes other than being the first month of the year where we celebrate New Year's Day and kind of marks the halfway point for the winter season.

January is also National Eye Care Month, Family Fit Lifestyle Month, National Personal Trainer Awareness Day and Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. (Wow, what a coincidence! I have my yearly gynecologist appointment on Monday and I didn't even know it was Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. How cool is that?)

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Last week we talked about The Kiss. This week, it's The Hug.

Are you a "hugger?"

There was a time when I was not a hugger.

I was very uncomfortable if someone tried to enter "my personal space."

Pennsylvania Dutchmen had a reputation of being "stoical", meaning we weren't very demonstrative. We kept our emotions intact. That included hugging.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

A New Year's Eve tradition is ...(no, I'm not going to talk about resolutions, that's too depressing), the Kiss. You know, when the clock strikes midnight on Dec. 31-Jan. 1, we find the person we love the most and plant a big old hairy wet one on him. Or her.

I wondered ... why do we do that?

According to one source on the Internet, it says that in English and German folklore, the first person you encounter in a new year, and the nature of the encounter, sets the tone for the rest of the year. The kiss is about strengthening ties you wish to maintain in the future.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

He stood listening to the salesman. I heard him ask several questions of his own. I watched as he looked at the big gleaming radio control helicopter with joyful interest. That little boy at heart was enthralled.

His name was Harry.

We were shopping a week before Christmas and had parted ways for a bit. When I located him, he was at one of those kiosks that set up temporary homes each Christmas, selling seasonal gifts, enticing young and old with their Pied Piper ways.

Not only do you get a large radio control helicopter, but it comes with a little one, too.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

The world did not come to an end on Friday, as the Mayans predicted. I never doubted for a moment that it would. I believe it will come in God's time, not man's predicted time.

But for some families in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, the world as they knew it, did come to an end on Dec. 14.

That's when a 20-year-old man murdered 20 young children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmas traditions can be found in every family.

I've lost some of the traditions of my parents after I had a family of my own and we began making our own.

Like the Christmas tree. As a kid I never saw our Christmas tree until Christmas morning. I was told Santa Claus decorated the tree. I'd wake up and there it would be, in all its tinsel and multi-colored-lights glory! Oh, what a thrill it was to see it with presents underneath waiting for me to open.