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Fine Print 7/26/16

(This is a series I'm calling Fine Print, where I will tell stories and reflect on life.)These days there are crickets getting into the apartment from the patio. They jump along the floor while I hurry to catch them before Charlie sees one and freaks...
by Cozy Little House on Jul 26, 2016

Morning Reflections

This morning I sit here with my coffee, the pupsters asleep on the chair ottoman, and think about my Saturday. I will go to lunch with my daughter and Andrew soon. I am taking some seedless grapes for him. He will be the highlight of my day...
by Cozy Little House on Jul 23, 2016

And The Sky Didn't Fall

I used to be a worry wart.It seemed that worry crept into my thoughts like a mouse through the tiniest of holes. I was so hard on myself. If something went wrong, it had to be my fault. The weight of the world sat on my shoulders. For year...
by Cozy Little House on Jul 20, 2016

Those Were The Days

Today I've been thinking back to when my girls were young.We lived in a modest neighborhood of small brick homes (around 1000 square feet) with one car garages. There were lots of kids in that neighborhood. And we women were friends and our kids were...
by Cozy Little House on Jun 30, 2016

My Yesterdays

It is damned hot. That humid kind of heat that seems to suck the life right out of you.  So I hover over the thermostat to see if I can keep the electric bill down. I get out early and water the plants. And otherwise I rarely step out into weat...
by Cozy Little House on Jun 26, 2016

On Living Alone

I think there is a misconception about living alone. There is a vast difference between being alone and being lonely. Miles and miles of vastness.I was far more lonely in a dead marriage that had not yet been declared dead and properly buried. B...
by Cozy Little House on Jun 25, 2016

No Father's Day Memories

I wasn't going to post today. But then I started seeing all these Father's Day posts.And I realized that I had a story to tell, even if it is short.I never met my father. Never heard his voice. (Me as a baby)He is a shadow in my shadow-filled li...
by Cozy Little House on Jun 25, 2016

Galvanized Memories

Anything "galvanized" is trendy right now.I suppose, in our love for all things vintage, this attracted us because of its plain and simple look. A work horse of yesteryear. As in horse troughs and buckets.Anything galvanized has captured my...
by Cozy Little House on Jun 15, 2016

Never Say Never

I've decided that I need to stop using the word "never." Because it sometimes comes back and bites me in the butt. "I will never do this or that..."Yeah, came back and bit me in the butt. I said I didn't want to read books on an electronic...
by Cozy Little House on May 22, 2016

Manners? Etiquette? Wherefore Art Thou?

This is shorts and T-shirt weather. The trees are budding out. The birds are active and singing away. This has been such strange weather.Is winter over? Who knows. But it has rained for three days and everything on my patio is growing like crazy...
by Cozy Little House on Mar 10, 2016

Is It Bad People That Do Bad Things?

I just got back from seeing my three grandchildren. My younger daughter brought Andrew too. Boy, they grow fast!We met at Barnes & Noble, where I buy the children books to read. Hopefully they're reminded of me, that they think of me, when t...
by Cozy Little House on Feb 20, 2016

An Unexpected Surprise

I was planning to write about something else entirely today. But that was before I sat down with my cereal and fruit and opened my email.I received a response from my second ex-husband, via a Facebook message I left him a month or so ago. Something I...
by Cozy Little House on Feb 17, 2016

Like Heaven On Earth

I find that trying to look at my first year in this city is much like trying to look at the past through a piece of glass. I don't really remember all that much. It was right after the divorce, and I was trying to find my way to normalcy and eve...
by Cozy Little House on Feb 4, 2016

Remembering Charlotte...

There are some things you just can't forget. The last few days old photos I saw long ago have been drifting back to me. When I wake up. When I'm just going about my day. Like a camera flashing, the images just keep coming. So today, I...
by Cozy Little House on Oct 25, 2015

People Passing Through

I went to the antique mall in Jenks yesterday, as I mentioned in yesterday's post. I have decided I won't go on a Friday again. More people were there than I'd encountered before. More people on their damned cell phones. Don't people want t...
by Cozy Little House on Oct 24, 2015

A Bridge Across Time

It's been some years since I learned to harmonize with nature. To enjoy every aspect of each season.I stood outside this morning and captured these photos to demonstrate a seasonal bridging of time. Some of the patio plants are showing a second win...
by Cozy Little House on Oct 16, 2015

Moment Of Truth

Well, yesterday I worked and I worked on the coffee table/beast. And I was able to chip teensy tiny pieces of wood off the top. I'm certainly not at the point when I'm feeling elated because I'm almost there. Because I'm clearly not almost there...
by Cozy Little House on Sep 11, 2015

That Thing We Call Love

It's a funny thing, love. It comes and goes in your life. When you find love, you feel like a bird spreading its wings and soaring over the earth. You are buoyant. Everything seems magical. Life could not be better. And when love goes, you are...
by Cozy Little House on Aug 4, 2015

Mostly, I Remember The Fireflies

More than anything else, I seem to remember the fireflies. Except back then I knew them as "lightning bugs."In the summer, as the light dimmed into darkness, they flew around the yard, blinking intermittently. I was fascinated by them. Litt...
by Cozy Little House on Aug 2, 2015

Four Hot Flashes

The other day I was in Braums (they were once places where you got ice cream and burgers; now they have small markets), picking up milk and yogurt.  I paused in front of the meat. Many times at night I will have boiled eggs (that I make in a little...
by Cozy Little House on Jul 30, 2015


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