Saturday, December 31, 2022

Goodbye 2022

 Here we are again, saying farewell to another year. My hope for 2023 - minimal pain, tears, and sadness. Setting the bar low? Geeze,  I hope so. 

Looking back at twenty-two vis-a-vis Pbase:

I have no '2023' paraphernalia;  no glasses, no champagne glass,  no glitter. Meh. The new year will come regardless. 

This post sounds very low energy but I'm actually quite positive about the coming year. 

Happy New Year!

Friday, December 23, 2022


I told myself I should stop talking about the weather but DAMN it's going to be cold this weekend! Eleven. Degrees. 

Pumpkin bread

Santa and rain


December has not been kind. I swear it's always the worst month for me. But it's almost over.

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Low on HoHoHo

 I had to run some errands this morning and was dismayed by people who were most unhelpful; not to mention rude drivers. Sheesh! 

Looking at my photos from this day over the years, I noticed that I usually make my mom's cookies today. I have the ingredients but I've decided to wait until the new year. No particular reason for putting it off, just mixing things up. Ha!

Monday, December 12, 2022


Ding, dong, my watch is dead.

When I checked the notifications on my phone this morning, there was a watch software update available. I clicked it and my Samsung Watch 4 died. Murdered. Slain by Samsung.

A Google search re: the update did indeed produce stories of watches being turned into bricks. 

Is it any wonder I get chest pains?

Long story short,  I'm getting a new watch.  

What's next?

Sunday, December 11, 2022

I, I, I. Me, me, my.

 I, I, I 

Me, me, my.

Besides having a bad cold this week, I was struck by the realization that social media is 99% over-sharing. I was taking part in an Instagram project #decemberreflections and the prompt was "5 things about me". As I read through the postings of others taking part, I thought 'oh my word, this is disgusting '. Over-sharing.  I've been as guilty as anyone over the years. Sharing too much trivial information. 

 I also realized that I have come to know some truly wonderful people via social media. Some I have met in person but most I only know online. I also know that for those who are housebound, social media may help them be less despondent.  However, in some cases, it also contributes to poor self-image and depression. Social media: Take only as needed.

Oh, and I consider sharing photography a worthy endeavor. Make more photos!

This is from Martinique,  2009

Sunday, December 04, 2022


The first casualty of the season.


Gingerbread treat

Gingerbread crumbs


Thursday, December 01, 2022

December One

 Well here we are in December; never a joyous month for me, too much sadness. BUT, I do the best I can.

I came down with a cold on Monday so I had to reschedule my MRI. Feeling better today so I put up my little Christmas tree.

This is my Santa Bear, hanging from my rear view mirror.