full time

Preserve your memories,
keep them well, what you
forget you can never retell.
—Louisa May Alcott

Goodbye Mary Oliver

Jan 20, 2019
I love Mary Oliver. She inspired me to draw a Canada goose. Her simple, heart-felt poems are inspiring and intelligently probing. Thank you, Mary for your wisdom, courage, and love.

Christmas Bird Count

Jan 5, 2019
Today is the last day for the National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count. There were so many robins, I couldn’t even count them!

Christmas Chili Cook-off Winner!

Dec 19, 2018
How did my bean chili recipe get a ribbon in a Texas Chili cook-off cooked in an Instant Pot in an RV? Here’s the recipe to find out for yourself!

Desert Christmas Cactus

Dec 17, 2018
Don’t be sad you don’t have a Christmas cactus in your RV. Just look outside your door for hundreds waiting to be admired. Meet the Desert Christmas cactus!

International Mountain Day

Dec 11, 2018
Today is International Mountain Day. Mountains are more than beautiful vistas for us to ooh and ahh over. They are also the water towers of the world!

Fit for a Queen

Nov 30, 2018
I paid $1,100 for a crown yesterday. And it wasn’t fit for a queen. It was fit for me. A dental crown that is.


Nov 28, 2018
I come from a long line of latrophobics, better known as people stricken with “white coat syndrome.” I’m not sure why my family was against seeing doctors, but my father would rather superglue his finger back together instead of getting stitches (I saw him do it).

Winter Texans

Nov 27, 2018
Our friends arrive today from their Oregon sticks n’ bricks. We met them our first winter as full timers when things were still new and foreign. The day our outdoor water spigot froze, I frantically knocked on their door shivering in the 19° temperature to ask if they had water.


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