Dear Readers, Two events, happening close together, has led me to have some interesting thoughts about death and dying. This is not meant to alarm anyone, but I find just putting these thoughts on paper to be so helpful. About a year and half ago, Mr. UT and I were in a bad car accident, … Continue reading Thoughts About Death
A Window of My Own
BEFORE AFTER Dear Readers, Happy New Year! The Year of No Snacking! LOL Mr. Untipsy redid our whole office space, and it looks just wonderful! I now have a desk in front of my very own window. Now, it's not the most scenic of views out my window, but I have my own apple tree! … Continue reading A Window of My Own
How Are You Doing Today?
Dear Readers, I asked a woman I help, (I'll call her Lettie), "Lettie, how are you doing today?" She replied, "Well, I just asked Lettie, and she hasn't decided yet." I had to laugh at that! Then I got to thinking about her answer, and realized maybe I had more of a choice on how … Continue reading How Are You Doing Today?
There’s Always Something
Dear Readers, I love Fall in Minnesota. The cooler weather makes it easier to hike, fall colors are beautiful, and the produce and fall flowers add extra spice. (No, I do not get pumpkin spice coffee! LOL) We had a cool overnight bike trip planned. We had new windows in our porch, and we were … Continue reading There’s Always Something
All That I Have
On Our Walks, Photos by Mr. and Mrs. UT Dear Readers, The light is changing here, and we have less daylight now. It's very noticeable to me, and can sometimes lead me to feeling a bit more reflective, and at times blue. However, I love hiking in fall, and taking fall photos, so I am … Continue reading All That I Have
Dear Readers, Mr. UT and I are now fully vaccinated, and I am slowly making my way back into the world. I actually met a real life fully vaccinated friend for coffee, and it was just delightful. I went to another yoga class, which was way too hard for me, but I loved it anyway. … Continue reading Generosity
All Is Well
A snow-lit path before me, With cold hightened senses, Following deer and coyote footprints, Into the quiet of the trees. Dear Readers, All is well. My 95 year old mother is now living with us for several weeks, until we finalize the arrangements for her new assisted living apartment. It will be very close to … Continue reading All Is Well
Green is a Color, Too!
The Weeds Call to Me Dear Readers, When Mr. UT and I plan our walks or hikes in fall, I think about where we might find the best color. Sometimes we get lucky, but other times, there aren't a lot of the fall colors I love. There might be a splash of color in one … Continue reading Green is a Color, Too!
Escaping to My Music Part Two
Dear Readers, Mt. UT and I were lucky to escape to the what we call the North Shore of Minnesota, on Lake Superior. (Read Part One Here.) We've been here before, during each of the four seasons, but I think fall is my favorite. I can't seem to find words that haven't already been used … Continue reading Escaping to My Music Part Two
Escaping To My Music Part One
Dear Readers, Mr. UT and I had took a wonderful trip up to the North Shore of Minnesota. We were very lucky to see some brillant colors on the leaves! It remided me of a poem I wrote when I was going deaf, and getting used to the differnt sounds of my first cochlear implant. … Continue reading Escaping To My Music Part One