Hi there.....

So kind of you to stop by....I do enjoy the company.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Me and George

Me and my friend George on Komodo Island.

There are more pictures but I need to figure out how to download them.  It was quite hot that day 104 so I think George decided it was too hot to move.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Where I've Been

It's been a couple of weeks since I've been online.  I've been away.  In Indonesia on a cruise.  It was nice and hot and humid.  Very hot and humid and, despite the fact that it was during rainy season, very non-rainy.  Yes, I was in Jakarta....but a week before the poo-poo hit the oscillator.  We had to bypass Surabaya because of it.  That was to be our last port of call.  Just as well as the good food and drink finally got to my lower gut.  All in all a great trip and I learned a lot about the art of making batik.  I even brought back some of the instruments used for such.  I tried my hand in Samarang but the results are not good.  Lots of places where the wax blobbed (is that a word?).  Singapore is quite the city/state.  Lots of places to see and two half days are not enough.  Our last night there we did a great tour.  All those lights!  Will tell more about the trip in the future.  Right now I really need to get my nails looked after.

Saturday, January 2, 2016


I won't be here for a while.  I'm heading far, far away for a couple of weeks so I won't be reading any of you.  I will have email if you want to keep in touch.  Hope y'all stay healthy while I'm gone.  Blessings..... silvina@aol.com

Saturday, December 26, 2015

OMG, the sun shines!

It's been raining here....a LOT.  This morning, though, the sun shines if only for a short while since we're supposed to get MORE rain.  We are about 16 inches above the yearly average. To see the sun gladdens my heart.  What also gladdens my heart is the fact that I'll be taking a trip shortly to where it's sunny and warm and far, far away.  These next few days will be busy deciding what to take, making sure bills are paid, and doing some housekeeping.  I'm going to the place my parents honeymooned ever so long ago.  While I know the place(s) have changed it will still be a memorable trip.  I'll take lots of photos and will try to post some so you know where I went.  Meanwhile, y'all have a blessed day.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

News wanted

There are a few people I follow here.  Unfortunately if something goes wrong I have no way of finding out what it is or how that person is.  I don't have emails or such for relatives or friends.  I do know that one is in the VA and if his baby sis could let me know how he is doing I'd appreciate it very much.

Friday, December 4, 2015


I've become tired.  Tired of the violence, tired of the gimme generation, tired of political correctness, tired of listening to the liberals who want to take from the haves to give to the have nots, tired of helicopter moms, tired of university profs who think their students' feelings shouldn't be hurt, tired of seeing children's games banned because a child might get a skinned knee.  Just plain tired.  It's gotten to where I just want to curl up in my recliner, knit and forget the outside world even exists.  Of course I can't do that.  Life must go on after all and I have much to do. So I will smile and carry on.  And I won't watch the news.
Y'all have a good day.