Posted in Holiday Joy

Thanksgiving in May

For some reason, we are having a bit of a “cold spell” here in Savannah, which is quite unusual for this late in May.

TIB (Truth in Blogging): Frigid for us is anything under 60 degrees. Right now …

It has also been raining all day.

Sidebar: I’ve kept a gratitude journal for eons now. This morning’s additions …

So, when trying to decide what to have for supper, it hit me …


Thus, using whatever ingredients I had on hand, I decided on Green Bean Casserole and Sweet Potato Casserole. Two classics, right?

I got to work.

Oh my goodness. The deliciousness of fall in spring.

A Joyful May of Thanksgiving to You!

Posted in Robert and …

“Robert and … #37”

A blog category of pics I’ve taken of HR (Hubby Robert) and … well, just about anything.

Robert and … a friendly goat.

Our latest project finds HR and me starting to explore some of Georgia’s farms which are open to the public. It’s a Farm Bureau program for 2023, where you visit various farms, get your “passport” stamped, meet some very cool people and shop a bit at the farm market.

This morning we visited Ottawa Farms over in nearby Bloomingdale.

And met the hippest goat.

Posted in The Artful Dodger, Unexpected Art

“The Artful Dodger“ #18

A blog category about finding “art” in unexpected places and situations.

So the other morning I sat down to Robert’s yummy breakfast of English muffins, black raspberry jam, and some kinda seasoned stir-fry potatoes.

I was still trying to wake up, but immediately saw some artistic possibility when I popped a couple of dollops of jam onto the two halves of the bread.

Oh, and when I Piled the Potatoes beneath the eyes, I knew I had a breakfast Masterpiece in the Making.

Doesn’t he look a bit like a walrus or maybe Burl Ives in the iconic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?


Posted in Humor

It Doesn’t Take Much

I love to be happy. Don’t we all? And it doesn’t take much to make me so.

Over the weekend, HR and I traversed over to our favorite new Savannah bakery, Sweet Patricia’s. WE LOVE THIS PLACE!

Our breakfast was BEYOND delicious. But the piece de resistance was … the bathroom.

It exuded happiness.

On the way out, I told beautiful Morgan, the face of Sweet Patricia’s (at least on that day), that we claim the bathroom, and hope to move one of the tables into the bathroom next time we eat there.

Morgan responded: “We will reserve it for you!”

Like I said, it doesn’t take much.

Posted in Holiday Joy

The Only Time

Grandsons Gabriel (13) and Daniel (16) — far too old to Easter egg hunt!

Ex-wife Donna and the grandchildren

Robert pretty unsuccessfully trying to get everyone ready for the photo above

“Okay, for this pic, surprise us with silly!”

Younger daughter Emily jumping in front of the cam and stealing the show …

And I hope you are having a Joyful Jumping Easter.

Posted in Five Friday Happy Bringers

Five Friday Happy Bringers 4/7/23

My weekly gratitude journal, of sorts.

1. Robert’s preposterously delicious beef pot pie from the other night.

2. Our buddy and theology student August and his beautiful black shawl.

3. The belief that our nation is strong enough to withstand the right (and left) extremists.

4. Attending the surprise 70th birthday party at Midtown Sports for buddy “Fluff.”

In this photo, Fluff looks a bit underwhelmed.

5. Balanced rest.


May your weekend ahead be exactly what you want it to be.