This is where I get to say anything I feel like saying and you get to agree with me.
We will also share stories and chocolate if you have any.
Naps are also encouraged, if shopping is out of the question.

Saturday, December 23, 2017


THIS IS A STOLEN SERVICE DOG ... the owner is an Iraq war veteran in New Hampshire.

Sunday, December 17, 2017


Honey and I by Minette

Keeping an eye on the neighbors with Honey ..she wants to chase everyone away.
Sometimes I do too.


                   Yeah, go out and find me one person, just one, who doesn't want to kiss him .

Friday, December 8, 2017

Sleepy, Chilly, Catty ..

It has cooled down to what I think is Florida Winter .. but my air conditioner went on at around
4-5:00 am and we were freezing until I got up at 6:00 am and turned it off.
I thought it was off anyway ... I am going to learn the ABCs of Florida air conditioning today.

I only used to get up at 5 or 6 am when I was going to be leaving for an airport .. or if the baby woke up for a bottle.
Look what my life has come to ~

We have a change of scenery , of a sort.
Dark grey skies , wintery looking .. I don't mind.

TGIF ....what are your weekend plans ?

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Little Lost Cat

A sweet affectionate little female .. 
Bartram, Jacksonville , Florida ...
Email me here at the blog if you are missing a cat.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017


             "May Your Days Be Merry and Bright and  May All Your Christmases Be White "

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Monday, July 3, 2017

Florida skies

When they aren't sunny and blue, they look like this. Summer afternoon storms.
Sometimes we get lucky and nothing else happens, the sky looks threatening and that is all.
Since living here, I am enchanted with the massive clouds that build up .. I think the flatness of the land and the lack of trees in my way , I can appreciate the clouds here better.

Monday, June 12, 2017


There is never anything good to snack on at night :(

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Time to get out the Umbrellas

In the Winter when you still suffer anxiety at the thought of snow, you stop and think, it doesn't snow in Florida. My stay here so far has been anxiety free ... until now. 
But along with the lack of snow, is the lack of that feeling and the sight of Autumn, my favorite time of year.
And now, just to be sure that I am not too relaxed and feeling too safe .. there are Hurricanes here and there and now we are getting warnings of our own .. rain , lots of rain, flood type rain. Wind, with a forest behind my house .. tall trees .. wind .. floods .. I think there is something almost Biblical about the weather forecast ..
time to get out the umbrellas !

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017

The Story for anyone who reads this blog but has no clue about me ....

My husband and I moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina and lived there for 7 years.
We came home to the US when a new baby was expected in the family ..
My husband saw a doctor and had a test . nothing was wrong, he was quite healthy.
We were happy.
A few mornings later,  my husband  died  .
 I lived there in that house for as long as I  could manage alone, then sold it and moved where there is no snow .
But now I miss New York and will probably move back soon.

This is the short version. If you want to read the long version, just start with the first blog or go to NotesFromABroadBlog .. 

Thank you to everyone who reads my blogs and who contacts me in emails, I love you too :)

Saturday, February 18, 2017


The Only Way to Wear Fur

Saturday, January 14, 2017

A Change Is Gonna Come

The Housewife might take a vacation. I feel that there is really nothing to talk about at this time.
When I make a change in my "situation" , I think there will be more to talk about and more interest.

As it is now- I stay home, if I go out on my own, I get lost .. I now panic easily because I think I am lost and I am not .. or I worry I will get lost so I stay home.
Yes, me ... the woman who put the cats in the car and drove , alone , well, with the cats but they refuse to share the driving , from New York State to Florida.

I am living in the most beautiful condo, with a State Forest of pine trees behind me .. flowers and lawns and high fences and  big gate .. but I am very alone and also .. it is  also dreadfully boring.

I know it is safe, but it would be nice to look out the door and see humans. Now there is just a gecko here and there , sometimes a fabulous noisy bird will fly over, land by our lake and do some fishing. Thats nice .. but it doesn't make for a very interesting life.
And I am tired of being so isolated...

I also miss family in NY .. one person is not well, I don't know how much time I have left to see her again. So my mind is busy, zooming around, figuring out how to do this and where to go and what to do then.

So odds are .... A Change Is Gonna Come..