• Personal 09.12.2008 No Comments

    Perfect gift for the book lover.  I like to read!  A LOT!  I also have about a dozen different book lights because I keep buying them trying to find the perfect one that works for me. Many seem to be fine but the light is so dim that I can’t read the bottom of the page. Top of the page is just fine but halfway down I find myself struggling and squinting. Ok, you can blame that on age too.   🙂

    I finally found a book light that really works.  Not only is the light bright enough but the arm is long enough that I can turn pages without interference. It is the LUMEN wireless LED book/computer light. It runs on batteries or plugs into the USB port on your laptop.  It has a long flexible neck that can be positioned anywhere.  I tried finding it on the web but it seems to be a Costco exclusive.  It’s the perfect gift for your favorite bibliophile.

  • Personal 03.11.2008 Comments Off on Our grandson

    Mario just turned one in October – this photo was taken at 11 months, and is a Halloween pic.  He was just ‘monkeying around.’

  • Personal 30.10.2008 No Comments

    This morning I sat at my kitchen table watching a squirrel run up and down and round and about and back again.  Most entertaining and very enjoyable.  I took an extra half hour of time for myself before starting work.  We all hurry through life missing so many simple pleasures and you know what? The world did NOT come to an end during that time.

    My version of taking the time to “smell the roses”.  What have you done today for yourself?

  • Personal 29.10.2008 No Comments

    Even though we’ve been up in Ohio for about 6 years now I am still thrilled when Deer wander through our back yard.  Yesterday a Doe came closer than usual. All went well until a gust of wind moved the rocking chair right outside the window where I was standing.   She didn’t like that one bit and started stamping her foot.  This is the closest they’ve been to the house – she was not 20 yards away from me.

    Small deer in our backyard

    Small deer in our backyard