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Boy Scouts build native plant beds!
Tuesday, March 29, 2016      7 comments

As a member of the watershed group for the West Branch of Sni-A-Bar Creek, I and some other members started a perennial native plant nursery to grow plants to set out in our watershed to help keep the water as clean as possible. These deep root... Read more
Snowball Hill Prairie
Saturday, November 07, 2015      7 comments

A friend and I went to the preview event for Snowball Hill Prairie today! Snowball Hill prairie is the largest unplowed, unprotected prairie area near Kansas City, MO. It was recently purchased by some conservations groups with the help of Mi... Read more
Poppy puppy pix
Saturday, July 11, 2015      18 comments

Due to computer problems and my camera not working I had trouble getting pictures or my new puppy to post. Finally got some. She is a 9 month old Border Collie/Terrier mix I think. ... Read more
My first Yoga class since breaking my arm
Friday, January 16, 2015      8 comments

I had started going to yoga classes a few years ago and was doing reasonably well. Then in Oct. of 2013 I broke my left humerus and required surgery with plates and screws to put it back together. Needless to say yoga was out for a while. ... Read more
Native plant nursery
Friday, November 07, 2014      6 comments

I'm a volunteer with the West Branch of Sni-A-Bar Creek Consortium, a watershed group that I live within. For the past 2 years, I and a couple of other people in the group have been trying to get a native plant nursery started, with just a litt... Read more
Beware of the Groundhog!!!
Thursday, October 30, 2014      4 comments

This happened to a neighbor and her dog just a couple of days ago. She took her dog to a park near us that has a prairie area with paths cut through it for walking. While walking, her dog suddenly lunged forward and she lost hold of the leash,... Read more
Grape Salad
Friday, September 14, 2012      18 comments

Wonderful salad! Almost a dessert! 4 lbs grapes (a combination of red & green ones make it pretty.) 8 oz. fat free cream cheese 8 oz fat free Greek yogurt 1 Tbls honey (to taste) dash of vanilla extract 1 cup pecans ground 1 cup b... Read more
Sarcasm/Put Downs
Tuesday, September 11, 2012      14 comments

Sunday, I was out enjoying the beautiful afternoon on the lake in my kayak. As I was heading back toward my cove, a couple in a BIG FANCY boat are coming out of a cove. They slowed down even more when they saw me. At first I thought o how nic... Read more
Doing what we all know we are supposed to do.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012      12 comments

Saw neighbors Sunday, who are weekenders here at the lake, they commented on my weight loss and asked what I was doing. As I told them about my "diet" and exercise, I realized that I am just doing what we have all been told we should be doing... Read more
Get Your Green On
Saturday, April 09, 2011      6 comments

I spent most of the day at the Master Gardeners' Booth at the Get Your Green On celebration for Earth Day at the City Market. Spent lots of time answering gardening questions, passing out cards with the gardeners hot line number on them and tal... Read more
Mom's 93rd Bday.
Monday, June 21, 2010      7 comments

My mom turned 93 this weekend. She taught me to love gardening, so for her brithday I pick a big bouquet of flowers from my garden and took them to her. The smile on her face when she saw the flowers was wonderful. I think she like that bett... Read more
Up and Down
Monday, May 10, 2010      8 comments

Having been sick (maybe allergies) for almost two weeks, my exercising and eating have been suffering. I am either totally not hungery or extremely hungry and have very little energy to get out and walk. I have managed to get in my exercise mi... Read more
My heart is crying for my great niece
Sunday, March 21, 2010      6 comments

Last fall my nephew's wife died, leaving him with the 4 kids (2-12) to raise. Recently the oldest, my great niece has been posting on facebook many of her feelings about the loss of her mother. I and a few other relatives and friends have been... Read more
Time to get back with it.
Sunday, February 14, 2010      9 comments

Between Seasonal Affect Disorder and LOTS of stress at work I have been blowing it in the calorie department. With the days getting a little longer and some new hires at work to replace most of those who have quit maybe I will be able to do a l... Read more
Sunday, January 17, 2010      4 comments

It has been a very relaxing day. Alot of the snow has melted and it got up to about 40 today. Nice enough to enjoy getting outside, take my dog for a couple of nice walks and do a little in the gardens (what I could get to without getting in t... Read more

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