Posted 3 days ago

#nofilter I was injured on 6/30. The same day (although they weren’t involved in my injury), my 6-year-old #MacBook - which has been a #champ - died as did my first-generation #amazon #kindle from 2009. 😳 I just think that’s #strange. This MacBook paid for itself many times over. I’ve been an #apple woman since the late #seventies; I just “get” them like I’ve never gotten anything #BillGates has been involved with. The Kindle… I like it. Still getting used to it because I do love real #pages. But it’s more #books so how could that be anything other than good?

Posted 3 days ago

#nofilter My #body is wondrous. It’s knitting itself back together. I realize after being in the #hospital that you’re pretty much on your own out there if you get injured or ill. I am completely dumbfounded at how the local hospital did NOTHING to help me get better. I’ve had to salve my own #wounds. They stuck me in a bed, put an IV in my arm and waited. That’s it. They took #Xrays but they didn’t tell me what the X-rays showed. I had to seek out the information myself. Think about that. Really shocking. Btw I live in the fastest-growing, highest-income county IN THE UNITED STATES. #truth #loudouncounty #virginia

Posted 3 days ago

This #song reminds me of my #bff Nancy during the #Christmas we were 16. Life wasn’t simple back then but I have some wonderful #memories. I love this song! I forgot I was a #fanilow! #BarryManilow #1976 #seventies #1970s #miracles do happen! #siriusXM #radio #bicentennial

Posted 3 days ago

#gratitude Thank you my #friend @paulineplant for all the much-appreciated #likes! I feel like I’ve known you for years. I love my #igfriends! #igsisters #acrossthepond #mustfollow #greatgallery

Posted 3 days ago

#nofilter “You #American girls. You always want look like #MAN.” That’s what my #Vietnamese #barber said to me today. 😐 First, I stopped being a #GIRL when I turned 18 (I’m a #woman). Second, no, I don’t want to look like anyone but #me. I want to be #free. I don’t want to spend hours on my #hair. I left that foolishness in the long-ago #past when I gave up #childishthings. #nomakeup #natural #naturalWOMAN #shorthair #blond #blonde #blondhair #blondehair #whybother #recovery #odaat #nobooze #notobacco #nodrugs #allme #noapology #selfie

Posted 4 days ago

Somebody explain this to me. What’s the use of a #mini #handbag if you’re holding all your belongings IN YOUR HAND? Useless. I don’t care if it’s #chanel. The fact that it costs $2,000 is all the more reason to carry a practical #purse. This one looks like I made it when I was in 2nd grade out of masking tape and CC (corrugated cardboard)! 😳 I’m not that much of a #fashionslave. I’ll keep carrying my #Kenya bucket basket bag a la Annie Hall, if you don’t mind. It ALL fits in there and voila! My #hands are free. What a concept. #nairobi #ladida #lateeda #anniehall #timeless #woodyallen Ashley Madekwe (whoever THAT is; I think it means Woman With Tiny Purse And Tired Hands) #ashleymadekwe #silly #fashionista

Posted 4 days ago

#Apollo45 #tbt #bnw #throwbackthursday That’s me on the left on the #swing with #noshoes. My #mother used to call me the #FreshAir Fiend because I never wore #shoes if I could get away with it and I never wore a #coat in the #winter. At far right is my #sister Diane. That’s my #brother Jack on the #glider (Jack and Diane are #twins. Discuss) That’s my sister Julie closest to me in the photo. I’m estranged from all my #siblings except Jack. That’s what #alcohol does to a #family. This photo was taken in July 1969 in #NewCarrollton #maryland #md. My #father worked for #nasa. #ngsfc #gsfc #blackandwhite

Posted 4 days ago

#loudouncounty #virginia #paeoniansprings #vintage #gardenshop #fleamarket #flowers #flowerstalkers #windchimes #maypole #alfresco #breeze #dragonfly #dragonflies #patiofurniture #outdoorliving This is @claudiasgarden! It’s #heavenly here. (at Claudia’s Garden)

Posted 4 days ago

#tbt #throwbackthursday I dated this guy in the early to mid-#1980s. He was an #officer in the #Navy. I liked him a lot when he was at #sea. When he got back? Not so much. He gave truth to the worst cliches about Navy guys (a woman in every port? check). A nice guy but… I didn’t know for sure he was dating anyone other than me until I arrived to fulfill my duties as #bridesmaid at my #bestfriend’s #wedding (this photo was taken at the #reception) and he walked in WITH HIS NEW WIFE. It was surreal. I wasn’t even mad. Good story huh? #truth #dogs #becausetheycan #eighties #Madonna songs always remind me of this time in my life. #laislabonita Taken at the old Blackie’s House of Beef in #Springfield #virginia

Posted 6 days ago

#nofilter Went to @claudiasgarden #Sunday. I love it there. Bought some of @wendybeee’s #homemade line of #bathsalts and #sugarscrub. Took a long #hotbath with the #salts last night and it helped me feel better immediately. The #detail everywhere your eye rests at Claudia’s Garden… True #delight. #rose salve #vintage #tins Bukets It’s pronounced #BOUQUET πŸ’ #bucket #keepingupappearances #kua #doterra #loudouncounty #paeoniansprings #virginia πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ (at Claudia’s Garden)

Posted 6 days ago

#Twilight on my #frontporch #ivy #cherubs #cherubim #cherub #prayers #prayforme I will #prayforyou πŸ™ #porch #summer #summernight #summerevening #gloaming #july

Posted 6 days ago

I feel like I have only part of #myself still in the #world, like I almost left but at the last minute decided to stay and my whole #self didn’t get the memo. My #daughter @wendybeee encouraged me to sign up for @bravegirlsclub Brave Girl Soul School and I just said #Yes. I came up with a hundred reasons I couldn’t, but I Did It Anyway. #youareloved #iamaBraveGirl #ididitanyway #bravegirlsoulschool #shediditanyway

Posted 1 week ago

#anthora #greek #coffecup #icon #iconic #lesliebuck #newyork #nyc #1963 #madmen #midnightinparis #owenwilson #eiffeltower #eiffeltoweratnight #woodyallen Still recuperating. @wendybeee gave me a special oil #elixir she mixed herself. I’m using it on my broken ribs. A little bit better every day. Also #massaging this wonderful oil on my feet and legs because from the #knees down they feel numb. Hope this unpleasantness passes soon. πŸ˜” to 😊

Posted 1 week ago

#nofilter #poppies #seadheads #poppy #papaver #green #silver #gray #grey #gres #boxwood #box #flowers #flowerstalkers #flower #minimalist @claudiasgarden (at Claudia’s Garden)

Posted 1 week ago

#bastilleday @bravegirlsclub #bravegirlsclub #bravegirls #bravegirlssschool #bravegirl #soul #school #bravegirlsoulschool #nofilter #fakeit ‘til I #makeit #gloomworld #snowwhite #urbanguerrilla #grenade #disney The past is #past. #odaat #beawesome #shineyourlight #bravegirlslovenote