This blog is a creative outlet for me, visually and in words. I dabble at crafts, photography and sewing, so a blog is a good place to show off. Also, I enjoy writing and trying to be funny. I like to put the "ugh" in "laughter"! 

I don't blog much anymore, but I've enjoyed the community of women I met through blogging - and now on Instagram. They've helped me face the stresses of work, the passing of years, the new wrinkles and hot flashes.

A few random facts about me:
  • I'm not into religion, gardening, cooking, sports or Dr. Who.
  • I've lived in Oregon, Washington, England, and Wales.
  • My favourite places have trees, hills, books, art, or a bed.
  • I'm not afraid of semicolons.
  • Numbers, letters and colours all have genders in my mind.
  • I have never seen "The Godfather."


  1. Val, you are the Best Woman. I love your "ugh" - thank you for it always. You'd think if wrinkles were New that we could return them for not looking their best. Hugs from your faithful follower.

  2. Okay, I give up....who's 'Mom'?
    We do have a lot in common. I lived in England for ten years.
    AND I have never seen "The Godfather." Just a couple more things to add to the woo-woo.
    I like your blog.

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