January 31, 2018:


Today is the Super Duper Blue Red Full Eclipse Partial Eclipse Moon, depending on where you may be viewing from.

Three years ago this day was my last day of working and I retired after 46 years of full-time work. I've enjoyed every single moment of my retirement since then - three years and hoping for twenty more, we'll see how things go...

February and March can be cruel months in southeastern Wisconsin where I live. January itself was nutso here weather-wise, with two separate thaws. I don't ever remember getting two January thaws before, and many years none happened at all.

Before I know it I'll be headed to Las Vegas to visit my friends and celebrate some sunshine and warm weather, and see a show (I always try to squeeze one in). Meanwhile, I am continuing, slowly, to make this smaller retirement ranch into a home that makes me smile in every room. I still have lots to do, including major painting projects. I keep putting them off. Seems at 66 I'm not so keen on painting as I was at 36. Gee, I wonder why...


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Gump's 2012 Halloween Sale!

Hola everyone!

I've been exhausted and no time to post.  Started a new position at the office working for someone else and it's been go go go!  So far, so good, but today was only the third full day of working with him so - we'll see.  We're both on our best behavior right now :)

In this evening's email I received notification of a Halloween sale at Gumps', one of my favorite places to shop!  Here's the link, you can check it out for yourself if you've a mind to.  I'm showing you two items that caught my eye, both under $20!  It's a 50% off sale - lots to love!  If you into collecting Limoges (cha ching!), they're Halloween items are 50% off too. 

Halloween Web Votives, $24.99 for the set of two.
  • Large, 19 1/4"H
  • Small, 15 1/2"H
  • Set of 2, one of each

  • Glitter Flying Witch Tablepiece, $17.99.


    1. Hi Jan,
      You commented on my blog but didn't link back an email!!
      I don't know why the discrepancy.
      That is what the recipe was when given to me.
      All I know is that it tastes amazing with the amount I suggested.
      I hope this helps!

    2. Hi Jan,
      Ok, here is a link to a blog that gives you a tutorial on how to get rid of the "no reply". Essentially, after doing this, when you comment on a blog it goes to their email and they in turn can email you back!


      I hope this helps!