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.

Roses and View-Masters

Do you remember what a View-Master is? That wonder-filled, binocular-like instrument with a circular cardboard reel of images? With the click of my finger, I could be transported to places I’d never been. Oh, I wish I still had one. In fact, I think I spent so much time with my View-Master as a young girl…



Have you ever heard a song on the radio and found yourself humming, singing or maybe even whistling the tune all day long? The catchy melody, once enjoyable, has possessed you and is now annoying. By the way, it’s called an “ear worm.” Sometimes you even reach the point of wishing the ear worm would…


Lessons in Lavenders and Corals

The sunrise was spectacular this morning! I hope you didn’t miss it. These photos, taken five minutes apart, reminded me of a few things I need to remember. (1) Focus on beauty and truth – they are always present somewhere. (2) Life can change as quickly as the colors in the sky – so live…


The Surprise of Unmet Expectations

Much can be said about expectations. They bring delight, but oh the disappointment when they are not met! A few years ago, my husband Bill and I noticed that the pounds that had crept up on us. You know – those pounds that make you uncomfortable in some of your good clothes. So with summer…



Can it be Christmas time again? Why, I’m still combing the carpet for the green needles from the imitation greenery we used last year. The tag attached to that twelve foot garland might have said “Silk,” but it was a dead ringer for plastic, and the red berries could have been mistaken for something you’d…