Archives for the month of: August, 2017

Every time I hear the Beatles’ “I want to hold your hand” my mind whizzes back to my first Doors concert when I just hummed that over and over in my head….WANTING “him” to hold my hand.  My how the years change things.


The Internet says it is 111 degrees in my little neck of the woods with only a 15 percent chance of a shower but I think I smelled rain just a little while ago.

I went out but there were no clouds over my valley, just clouds along the mountain ridges 40 miles away.  Could I smell the rain as far away as that or am I just having a brain fart?

I vote for the latter and wish we could have a small shower to perhaps cool us off a few degrees, my room A/C is just not making it.



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I gave way to the lure of the buy one get one half off promotion and bought Neutrogena make up removing towelettes without ever having used them before. BIG MISTAKE.

While they do remove make up very efficiently, they smell like a man’s cheap aftershave and  you wipe that all over your face and then wonder around feeling like some clown is following you so close you can smell him.

I now have a lifetime supply of these stupid smelly things and shelled out $15 for the privilege of tossing them or smelling unlike a rose.  I assumed Neutrogena would have made them odorless as I doubt all that scent is good for your skin.

The foibles of an old lady falling for another gimmick.

Sighing and smelly ~~dru~~



The greatest casualty is being remembered for what you didn’t do


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Worse than the malice of bad people is the indifference of the good ones



Summer Bank Holiday in the United Kingdom

In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the summer bank holiday is on the last Monday of August. In Scotland it is on the first Monday of August. This day marks the end of the summer holidays for many people who return to work or school in the autumn.


Well I’m not doing anything fun as this wasn’t a 3-day weekend holiday here in the good old US.  It was just another Monday to me.


Prompt: Pleasure & Excite

Champagne for just one

Tiny bubbles excite nose

causing much pleasure


Who knew?