March- To Think

“March is the month God created to show people who don’t drink what a hangover is like.” ― Garrison Keillor. I first heard of Gary Edward “Garrison” Keillor when I came upon my mother listening to the PBS radio show, The Prairie Home Companion. With his down-home charm and wit, the show was quite entertaining, even for a young, modern,…

Daylight Savings Time

Spring Forward Daylight Savings Time. The idea of changing the clocks forward and backward every 6 months, is something I dislike. Springtime is time to set them an hour ahead. I know the idea is to have more daylight at the end of the day, but don’t really like it anyway. I grew up thinking that the reason for daylight…

MARCH

It is the month of St. Patrick’s and the Beginning of Spring! “Spring.” she sighed to her reflection in the mirror, “I miss springtime.” I do miss springtime. Living in California, we may have many more days of sunshine than perhaps other places, we do have our winter storms. I do miss Spring. Just when I can’t stand it no…

Los Vaqueros Watershed

False Spring and a trip to a Reservoir in The Livermore Hills Since we were experiencing False Spring (those two weeks of nice weather before Winter weather comes back) in our little slice of Heaven in California, the husband and I decided to go visit somewhere new. He had recently been working in the hills of Livermore and had spotted…

February – To think

“Go to the winter woods: listen there, look, watch, and ‘the dead months’ will give you a subtler secret than any you have yet found in the forest.” — William Sharp (writing as Fiona Macleod), Where the Forest Murmurs William Sharp was born in 1855 in the town of Paisley, Scotland. He worked in a law office, went to the…

February – To Make

Yarn and Cardboard Hearts Thinking of things to make for Valentine’s day that is super simple and easy to do can consume a lot of time. I am always on the lookout for crafts that not only can the kids do, but Grandma and everyone in between. It is always weird to me that I am able to think of…