Author: LindaLee

National Parks and Monuments

I had a thought yesterday that I should pack up my RV and hit the road. I wanted to see our national treasures before they disappeared into a cloud of corporate greed. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. I googled all the National Parks and Monuments and realized that I was ahead of my plan. I have been working this plan for years but hadn’t stopped to take stock until I felt they were all threatened by Secretary Zinke and President Trump. I have...

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Two Guys at Walgreens

My youngest son stopped at Walgreens to buy a pregnancy test convinced that his wife was pregnant with baby number two. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. A young woman in her early twenties was the clerk. She asked him how it was going and he replied, “We’ll see.” She seemed a bit confused about how to respond when he said, “It’s positive and it will be welcome news.” The clerk said, “Well congratulations then. I never know what to say when people are...

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A Tree!

Yesterday my son and daughter-in-law went and bought two Christmas trees. They took their 15-month-old daughter along. She came back into the house saying, “Tree, Nana, tree.” (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. It amazes me what the sense of wonder and delight from a toddler can do to infuse the task of buying a Christmas tree. She watched with wide eyes as the lights were added. She got to help hang some unbreakable ornaments on the lower branches. Every so often she would...

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Thanksgiving Prep

I went to the grocery store this morning. At 8am there were lots of shoppers getting their fixings for tomorrow. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. I volunteered to bring sweet potatoes and cranberries. Since I am not fond of marshmallows, it took some searching to find a sweet potato recipe I liked. Both of these can be made ahead and are not a problem. Most of my preparation is getting some lines ready for my son’s mother-in-law who is a real Trumpster. She...

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Thoughts on Purity

I am not a purist. I am more of a pragmatist or a realist. I have been watching the reactions to Sen. Franken’s incident. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. I am almost 71 years old. I have seen lots of sexual harassment and bad behavior in thirty-plus years in Human Resources. I think it is unwise to try people in the press and conclude that they are innocent or guilty. It is possible to believe the women and also still want an ethics...

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