Phyllis' Blog

Moments and experiences come and go so quickly, and often we fail to see them for their value in our lives. We don’t take time to ponder them and take a second look at them. I believe to find the wonder in the world, we should be taking a second look at simple things. That’s what I like to blog about – those plain, every-day, nondescript moments that can delight us if we but look.

Rainbows and Reflections

I remember as a child singing about April showers bringing May flowers, but this year it seems those April showers turned into serious storms that have lasted through May. Frequent threats of hail the size of golf balls have motivated us to pull the potted Meyer lemon underneath the porch until maybe September. It is…

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CHOCOLATE ON MY MIND

I have a friend who knows what my answer will be when she calls and asks what I’m doing. She joins me in unison with my standard reply, “I’m wrapped in a blanket, sitting in my cuddle chair, watching TV, and eating bonbons.” Then we both giggle for she knows me well, and she translates…

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WORTH LIVING

As a writer, I am a reader. I read an array of genres, fiction and nonfiction, and also a variety of writers. Almost everything I read becomes a tutorial – clever ideas, an interesting turn of phrase, clearer ways of communicating, and even some examples that I’d prefer avoiding. All that to say – I…

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What a smorgasbord!

You know I’m from the South where food is – well, what can I say? Food is important, I mean really important. Now imagine this – a plump pot roast slathered in brown gravy flavored by a baseball-size Vidalia onion; fork tender potatoes and carrots; fresh snap beans turned olive green from two-hour’s cooking in…

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Troubled or Tranquil? That is the question!

Are you as dumbfounded as I am at some of the recent commercials on television? (I won’t even go near the political debates.) And the commercials are so clever that sometimes I’m not even sure what they’re advertising! I tend to prefer the more direct approach like that of the a toilet paper commercial –…

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Do You See What I See?

Before you ask, “Yes, I know it’s no longer the Christmas season, and I’m not still humming Christmas melodies.” I simply thought it was a catchy title for my musings this morning. Back in the fall, the weathermen warned us that because of El Nino, this winter would be unseasonably wet and cold. So far,…

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