Remember how I mentioned last week I’m still trying to get caught up? Well, still working on that mode. Of course my efforts were thwarted when the kids both ended up getting the flu – one was down and out for 3 days, then the other one succumbed for the 3 days after that.

You’d think the least they could do would coordinate and be sick at the same time instead of consecutively. I might need to make that into a rule or something.

Especially since my sister and her hubby are in town this week – we haven’t had a chance to see them yet, what with all the upchucking and all going on.

So far the hubby and I have avoided going down that flu rabbit hole – here’s hoping it stays that way.

So sad about David Bowie passing away yesterday – makes you realize your own mortality when someone who’s been around forever crosses over. Well, OK, it also makes you realize you’re getting old…….er.


It’s cool, though, that he managed to release a new album on his birthday last Friday – leaving earth on a high.

Did you hear about the obituary of an elderly lady who passed last week? It’s totally worth a read:


I totally would’ve loved to have met her when she was still walking this earth – I bet she would have been so much fun to talk to!

It’s time once again for Leslie’s (aka Rory Bore) Tuesday Coffee Chat!


This week’s prompt or question is:

A Year of New – What are some new things you would like to do this year? Could you commit to doing one new thing each month?

Oh man, I’ve got so many things taking me in all kinds of different directions at the moment, I can’t stop long enough to think of something new I’d like to do this year. Or one new thing for each month, either. Sheesh! How did life get so stinkin’ busy?! I know, kids showed up…heh!

I do, however, want to figure out how to go about visiting all the various wineries here in Washington State – there have been so many that have cropped up during the time that I was away, the last list I saw touted 800! 

Stay tuned – maybe, just maybe you’ll see posts start popping up about the cool wineries here. Or better yet, anyone want to peruse the wineries with me?

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  1. We are contemplating having our new thing for this year be a road trip out your direction. Could be fun, maybe we could hit a winery then…

  2. Stacy, sorry to hear the troops have been down with the flu, and here’s hoping you and the hubs don’t fall into that rabbit hole. It’s been so stinking cold here since New Year’s weekend and I’m really tired of it. Winter is just getting started, too. 🙁 Yep, it was sad news to hear about David Bowie. I had no clue he’d been battling cancer for the past year and a half. I’m saying prayers for his family. Wilma sounds like an interesting person. Old people are generally intriguing folks to talk with. My father-in-law has a lot of good stories to share and he’s such a joy to talk with, too. He’ll be 94 in March, if the Lord sees fit to keep him around. His mind is quite sharp even though his body is quite frail. He recently fell fracturing (hair-line) his pelvis in two places. The prognosis looks good with it expecting to heal within 4-6 weeks. I hope things slow down for you and that 2016 is a promising year for you, my friend!

  3. What a life that lady lived!! It definitely would have been interesting to know her. I bet she would have been down for a winery tour. ha. And I down with the tour – 800!!! – we’d better start “training!” LOL
    Too bad I didn’t live closer. We have the Niagara region here in Canada, but I don’t live close to it either.

    I hear ya about busy though. I SAY I want to try some new things, but whether I will have time to actually do that? We shall see.

  4. Hope everyone is feeling back to 100% and that you have evaded the bug itself. What a hoot that woman was.

    I would love nothing more than to tour some winery’s with you. We could have so much fun and cause just a little bit of trouble.

  5. I hope your little ones heal soon. Tis the season it seems.

    That obituary was very sad….

    Here’s to also hoping you and the hubs stay sick free!

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