Author Archives: Laura

About Laura

When my nest emptied I moved from the big city to a little big town to tend to a ramshackle yellow house on the edge of town. These are my Yellow House Days.

Finding the happy medium between Matron and Floozy

I live in a little big town and don’t have occasions for cocktail dresses but this summer I found myself in need of a cocktail dress. Now before you feel sorry for me, thinking I don’t possess a single cocktail … Continue reading

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Popping the cherry

I took my boyfriend to IKEA.  It’s not like he has always lived in the middle of the middle of nowhere so I was a little surprised he had never basked in the wonders and glories of the big yellow … Continue reading

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Much needed Siri Upgrade

This past week I killed my iPhone with a faulty car charger. Or my elderly electronic systems killed the charger which killed the phone. Whatever. The phone died and I had to spend a couple of hours at the Handheld … Continue reading

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“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” AA Milne

“It’s Bea, she’s real sick” I heard a shake in his voice, an air of concern I had never heard before as I was driving north on I-25 about ten miles from my exit. I was stunned and as I … Continue reading

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What I did on my summer vacation

I haven’t been writing for two months but it feels like a longer time than that. I think because life has been a blissful cacphony of happy,sad,hard,easy, delightful, and annoying. I spent a lot of time taking pictures these last two … Continue reading

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#Throwbackthursday Oh the silly choices we make!

I’m taking a long weekend to write but here’s an example of how I’ve made many poor choices.

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#Throwbackthursday Prairie Dogs and Karma

I’m sure I’ll offend someone with this post. This is about that time I demanded the prairie dogs who have overtaken the property at the yellow house be removed one way or another.

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