Category Archives: Stories From Our Home

Please allow me to share …

Please allow me to share a memory from yesteryear…  a Spring Tea with my friends from last year.  Every year in April three of my friends host a tea and brunch for their friends to celebrate spring, and this year the plan was to host it this week. The date was set and invites ready to go, but as you know the pandemic had other plans, and the event had to be canceled.  However since this is the week that we were to have our annual Spring Tea I thought I would share some fond moments and fun pictures from last year’s soiree.  Enjoy  ☕️🌺🌸. Continue reading Please allow me to share …

Treasure the Unexpected and Turn Off the TV News.

Hello, and a good Monday to you all.  Today I thought I would share some inspirational quotes from fellow blogger Sarah Rajkotwala.  I’ve been following her for some time now as she sends uplifting words in short two to three sentence bursts that always lift my spirits.  Her latest words of wisdom are what I needed right now as we enter week 7 of our Shelter in Place in our area. Continue reading Treasure the Unexpected and Turn Off the TV News.

California Dreaming. Gamble Garden Spring Tour

Happy Earth Day!

In the spirit of Earth Day and all things nature and gardening I would like to share this fun look at a spring garden tour a group of my friends and I went on in Palo Alto, California.  The garden tour was called California Dreaming – the philosophy of enjoying the beautiful outdoors all year round and in our own backyards. Continue reading California Dreaming. Gamble Garden Spring Tour

“A Cup of Tea Would Restore My Normality.” Week 6 of Social Distancing

Hello and a good Monday to you all.   “A cup of tea would restore my normality.” by Douglas Adams from the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Screenplay, these words have more meaning now than they ever did before for me.  When all around normalcy seems so far, a warm cup of tea has never felt more normal.  It’s a simple cup really, nothing fancy – just a bag of black tea with a splash of milk and a drizzle of honey.  It’s the simple things that I took for granted, that now have more meaning. Continue reading “A Cup of Tea Would Restore My Normality.” Week 6 of Social Distancing

While Humans Pause Nature Continues to Hum. Week 5 of Shelter in Place

Good Monday to you all.  How was your Easter? I know, not the celebration you were hoping for, but I trust everyone is doing well and got to celebrate in a unique way this year.  This will be an Easter we will all remember for many years to come I’m sure.  Hard to believe it’s already been a month of social distancing in our area. We are now entering week 5 of Shelter in Place here in the Bay Area. From all the statistics out there this is working in slowing the spread of the corona virus.  We have made it this far, let’s not blow it by getting out and socializing just yet, just a little more time and we will be in the clear.  So let’s stick together and continue to Shelter in Place.  We can do this!!  We are all in this together!! Continue reading While Humans Pause Nature Continues to Hum. Week 5 of Shelter in Place

Carl Quinn. You Will Be Missed Dear Friend

Oh this Corona virus thing…with so much about it in the news, on TV, online, on the radio, in conversations, signs at stores, everywhere one looks corona has taken over our lives.  At moments it feels surreal – like it’s all happening in an alternate universe; the deaths and severe illnesses seem to be happening to so many people but in an alternate reality, which makes it hard sometimes to understand the attention given to the virus.  Until of course, it touches our own lives.  When someone we know, a person dear to us passes away, and that too from the virus – that’s when it seems all too real, too real to comprehend, too real to understand, too real to take it all in.  How can someone we’ve known for so long,  a dear friend, who is our age, a wonderful person, pass away from the virus? That’s what happened to our good friend Carl Quinn last week. Continue reading Carl Quinn. You Will Be Missed Dear Friend

Tried and True and Some New. Week 4 of Social Distancing

Hello, hello, how are we all doing? Still hanging in there with Social Distancing? We are all going along doing our part, and we are doing a great job from the news articles I am reading.  It’s the beginning of week 4 in the Bay Area of our Shelter in Place. If you are wondering if all these measures are working, these excerpts gives us a glimpse of hope that it is. Continue reading Tried and True and Some New. Week 4 of Social Distancing

Spring Cleaning & Healthy Eating. Week 3 of Shelter in Place

Hello and a good Monday to you all.  We are now entering week 3 of Shelter in Place here in the Bay Area.  It’s been tough not being able to see friends and family or for that matter not seeing anyone really.  Technology has made it possible to stay connected but I sure do miss that high touch hug, smile and conversation. It’s been tough, but we will all get through this together. Continue reading Spring Cleaning & Healthy Eating. Week 3 of Shelter in Place

Pink. The color of universal love of oneself and of others.

Good Friday to you all.  It looks like we’ve made it past week one of our “Stay at Home” mandates.   Things went pretty smoothly around here.  Even the chaos at the grocery stores have calmed down.  I went walking yesterday and saw more than the usual number of people walking and getting fresh air, all within the guidelines of “social distancing.”  Basically, people are being respectful of the guidelines set forth to help us all through these trying times.  It’s very reassuring to see. Continue reading Pink. The color of universal love of oneself and of others.