Mental Stimulation – Key to a Happy Retirement?

After retiring last fall from my office job of the past eight years, I gave a lot of thought to how best to keep my mind active and productive. I believe I mentioned that I was going to start writing again for BellaOnline – an international multi-topic online magazine owned and operated by women. I’veContinue reading “Mental Stimulation – Key to a Happy Retirement?”

Can Succulents Live in Alaska?

After bringing two adorable succulent “pets” home with my from Arizona last October, it occurred to me that it could be challenging to keep them alive until spring. Yikes! I figured they would be fine in a window sill, but it seems not all succulents are alike in their lighting and temperature tolerances and itContinue reading “Can Succulents Live in Alaska?”

My Meandering Journey Back to Writing

Surrounded as we are with winter ice and the holidays, I thought it would be fun to switch gears completely and talk about last summer’s RV trip to the tiny hamlet of Hope, Alaska. Before I start, I wanted to make a comment about my whole blog project in general. Some of you know IContinue reading “My Meandering Journey Back to Writing”

We all have Favorite Christmas Memories

What are some of your favorite or most humorous Christmas memories from the past twenty years or so? I’m attempting to generate some semblance of Christmas spirit in myself this year, so thought I’d spread the cheer and see what it brings back to me. It took some serious digging through my computer to comeContinue reading “We all have Favorite Christmas Memories”

Snow Day Memories … Revisited

Sitting here tonight, in the deep cold of an Alaskan winter night, I find myself transported home in my mind. Where is home, you might ask? Spoiler alert … it’s a long story. Where is home? That’s a good question. Harder to answer. I moved to Alaska in 1997, after meeting and falling for anContinue reading “Snow Day Memories … Revisited”

Walking on A Cold November Day

One glance at the outside thermometer this morning had me shivering – and I was still indoors. A peek out the window confirmed the digital warning. It was +7F and glistening frost adhered to every surface. It did NOT look like the idea walking conditions in the cover photo! Single digits. What an invigorating dayContinue reading “Walking on A Cold November Day”

What a difference a day makes!

In my last post, Ronni and I were enjoying a late fall day; golden leaves lightly encrusted in a thin layer of ice underfoot, rustling, wheaten-colored grasses and underbrush beckoning to my little dachshund – surely there were rabbits or at least MICE hiding within! We enjoyed a morning of romping through the tall (toContinue reading “What a difference a day makes!”

Good evening from Alaska!

They say you should start as you intend to continue. So, here goes. It’s November in south-central Alaska. Would you believe we have ZERO snow so far this winter? Much as I’d rather be out RV’ing, my 2016 Winnebago Minnie Winnie 27Q motorhome, affectionately referred to as “Roada”, is winterized and parked for the season.Continue reading “Good evening from Alaska!”