Person behind the Pen

As I sip my second cup of tea ☕on this Wednesday morning and search for a prompt to inspire more writing this song comes on the 📻. “Who are you When I’m not looking “by Blake Shelton  

Who is the person behind the pen?

There aren’t many secrets if you get me to open up because ” I wear my life” Jo dee Messina 

My life is like a scrapbook, changes almost everyday. Life is an adventure in my opinion and each up and down makes me that much stronger.

Getting back to The person behind the pen. She likes quiet mornings but actually is not a morning person. She’s always been a night owl and doesn’t see that changing.

The person behind the pen loves to write and journal but the mood needs to be right. Music 🎶 is a favorite past time. She likes it Loud in the car 🚗 and quiet when alone. 

The person behind the pen doesn’t always hold it together like a pair of bookends but she doesn’t let it show.😊 

Music in my life

Music has always been in my life… My earliest memories reach back to about age 6.  The above video really covers just about everything I knew growing up.

Old Country and Old Rock and Roll!!  I can hear Loretta Lynn or Donna Fargo and picture my mom cleaning house…She’s German so the house was always in shape.   If I hear Sandy Posey or Tammy Wynette…I think about mom being mad at dad.

Speaking of dad…Yeah Jonny Cash and Meryl Haggard bring back found memories but Marty Robbin’s song ” My women, My women, My wife” Always sends chills down my spine…that is a song dad would dance with my mom every time they were dancing.

Remodeling in Midlife


Making modifications’ to a home anytime of life is scary to say the least. If your fifty years old or older thoughts are racing through your mind of is this my last chance to make changes? Do I have the resources to handle what goes wrong?

This Midlife couple is attempting to live with those thoughts while making modifications’ to two properties. Yes you read that correctly. Two.     We downsized from the home we raised our family in…to the cozy condo; because of his health.  He foolishly rented that homestead to a relative for three years and needless to say received it back in an unsellable condition. Now She and the adult kids along with him have agreed it is no longer their home and She will not spend her remaining years on earth after he passes alone in solitarily confinement. 

Currently today the third day of June….the roof of the homestead is being completed. In about another week French doors get installed in cozy condo. Yep if your in your Midlife years you might be holding your breath…You are definitely NOT Alone.  Stay tuned for adventures of Remodeling in Midlife.   

Is Hospitality a thing of the past?

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Grandma’s Christmas Fudge

Is Hospitality a thing of the past? I imagine if you are in your midlife years you have wondered this question once or twice.   I can not give precise answers just an opinion based on the younger generations I deal with day to day and year to year.


Based on most of them My honest opinion is that they are loosing that part of what other generations have considered Hospitality. I ask again is hospitality a thing of the past?

Do you remember coming to Grandma’s for Christmas and snatching some Christmas Fudge off dessert tables? imag0184Do you remember Sunday Family Dinners with Fried Chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn on the cob and of course biscuits? That is hospitality to someone in my generation.  

Today’s younger generation’s say there is no time for home cooking and house cleaning. Life is to fast pace and full of gadgets.  A reminder this is just one person’s opinion but as a Mom and A Grandma…I enjoy my visits better if I feel welcomed and the place is full of warmth and hospitality.

So do you think Hospitality is a thing of the Past?




Two Very Different Color Wheels

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gray_wolf-wideAre you married? Have you ever noticed how your dominate color reveals who you are in the world? Look at the picture above. Gray wolf surrounded by a type of red leafs.   That is defiantly Two very different color wheels. This Caregiver and her Spouse are These two very different color wheels. 

He is Gray and the Caregiver is Red….

According to

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These two colors are Very Different…..

Everything from their Personalities and the way they look at the World to their choices in Food and social lives. Two Very Different Color Wheels.

Please comment below of your color wheels and what you learned at the site above.

Have A Great Day!


A Disheartened Writer


Good Morning from Missouri!

Well the blog is a year old now!! For the past month though this writer has been disappointed and discouraged due to nothing more than technology. The main computer that I do everything on decided out of the blue that the keyboard would no longer function although all system test say everything is fine.  I actually tried using a Bluetooth keyboard and that caused more frustration than it was worth..Ha Ha.  Anyway I am up and running again on a different device.

Well lots of updates ahead….the Cozy Condo is about to get French Doors leading to the deck in June! Spring Cleaning has brought a whole new decor design and Our only grandchild has graduated from preschool and is on his way to the life adventure of education,  Which of course leads to a new Grandparent page and this Nana starting up scrap-booking once again!! 

Well that is a little catch-up on me…leave some comments below as to how Midlife is going? As always thank you for following and I’ll catch up on your posts as quick as time allows!!