The images in the above blog header elicit delightful memories from the past.  The picture frame on the left of the new header is definitely a part of my present, however.  I had it on my desk in my current apartment, and then I set it up on my entry way table.  The photo below was of my desk and the photo frame before I rearranged the room.

Here is the photo frame on the entry way table.

Even though I rearrange my rooms a lot and also change blog headers frequently, I cling to my moments from the past, too.  My memories are of objects that I may have had for many years.

I have had that photo frame since the children in the photos were babies and toddlers.

I wish I still had all of my Disney knickknacks/collectibles, but since I do not, I am very glad that I photographed them often in their various settings.


Do you enjoy spotlighting your memorabilia?  Do the things that have sentimental value to you travel with you?



Books Chase Away the Blues!  Sometimes, a rainy day can spoil our moods, but with the right books…or with the right people, we can conquer the bad stuff.  Today was a sunny one, however, so no worries.  But lately, we never know when the rain (and hail) will strike.

This blog is one I created in August 2009, right before I drove to Napa to hang out at a resort, reading and wine tasting.  I loved the time spent there…although I didn’t yet have a laptop on which to work, so no blogging happened while I was there.  I didn’t even have an iPhone.  But I signed up for the Wine Train, and enjoyed savoring the goodies.

When I got home, I had lots to blog about though, including some reviews of books I read while I was there.

At first, this blog was on Blogger, but I moved it to WordPress in December 2014.  My philosophy about rainy days, Mondays, and books has remained the same, though.

I am having fun with the blog these days, changing the themes, the headers, etc.  Why do I love change so much?  Or do I just love the “designing” aspect of blogging?

Today I spent hanging out with one of my two granddaughters, the one who lives in town.  We have very little time to spend together these days, as she is working and going to school.

But here’s what we did:  lunch at a nearby restaurant…and time at home afterwards taking photos.


Here we are hanging out at my condo.



It was a great Sunday, and I look forward to more of the same.  Tonight I’ll curl up with my books and movies.  How did your weekend unfold?



Good morning!  There is sunshine outdoors today, but in the past week, we have had rain…and even hail.  I will never get used to that sound!

Since I’ve been playing around with this blog (new header above), I also plumbed the depths and I am posting an excerpt from  2015.   Four years ago looked quite different around my house…and also with my granddaughters, who were high school seniors then.


First feature for today:  my two lovely granddaughters, Aubrey and Fiona, are enjoying their “bookish” senior year doing some non-bookish things.

In this photo, Aubrey and friends are enjoying some free time from bookish pursuits:



Aubrey and Friends - Seniors


And in this one, Fiona, with another of her various “new looks,” is enjoying some time with her mom, while letting us know, by flaunting her Monster Java drink, that she has non-bookish things on her mind.



Fiona & another new look and her mom


And on to some bookish shots:  Here is one of my bookish corners, with some of my older books…and a few family photos.



bookish corner


Shortly after I took the photo of the corner bookshelf above, I purged it…and now it looks like this:


I do enjoy looking back in the past, even as I am plotting the future.  What does your past (and present) look like?