Pink – The Daily Post Prompt

I'm not a girly-girl, really.  I never liked the color pink, like most little girls, and rarely ever dressed my girls in pink. Now, as a middle-aged woman, I rock pink.  Totally. My favorite nail polish??  You guessed it, bright (almost neon) pink. What the heck?  Did I lose my mind?  Have I turned to …

Rural living on Broken Branch Ranch

I was once a homeowner.  I currently live in a condo west of the city of Saint Louis, however, I used to have a large home on 6 acres in rural Edwardsville, Il.  I won't bore anyone with the messy details, but suffice it to say that condo living outside a major metropolitan area is …

Lily Belle

I adopted a buddy for my FIV+ cat Georgie Clooney, in March, after the very untimely and heart-wrenching death of my kitten Olivia.  Miss Lily Belle is also FIV+, which made her difficult to adopt out.  She was kept at a "rescue" (I'm using that term very loosely), where she had spent 6 months in …

Paulie …

My brother-in-law, Paul Scarlata, has been gone now for 14 years.  It's hard to imagine that much time has passed.  Although he never had children of his own, he was always doing things with kids, making them laugh and playing like the big kid he really was. He was greatly loved by all of the …

Danger!

In the spirit of joining, I've decided to follow The Daily Post's photo challenge.  The topic of this week's challenge is Danger!  Most of my "Danger" situations in recent years revolve around my severe fear of heights. Mount Evans, 14,130 ft --- and driving with no guardrails!  HOLY CRAP! On Trail Ridge Road, coming back …