Here it is, another hot summer day, something we all yearn for in winter.  Here I am, in retirement in summer - one year and a week.  If you are expecting me to crow or gloat about it, you will have to wait a long, long time.  You can retire from a job, but you can't retire from life....more

Tango in Tulsa

This is one of my favorite paintings, maybe because I love the dance... There is a vibrant Tango Scene in Tulsa. Anyways it is on auction this week on ebay.. hate to let it go but willing to send it off to a good home.  Want to adopt it?   It started out after my husband's grandma Ruby died.  She was a ballroom dancer and we arrived 2 months after her funeral to collect what no one else wanted.  It included her dancing shoes.  I love the tango and had just been taking lessons and ended up putting her shoes in this still life....more

Five on Friday - Latin Inferno

My friend Travis over at Trav's Thoughts does this fun meme with Five Songs on Friday. It's fun and easy to play. Head over there and see what it's all about. Since last week I featured a little bit of country, I thought that Latin would be a nice change of pace this week. Unfortunately I couldn't find most of what I wanted on this week, so I'm Youtubing it. The good news is that many of these have some great videos attached. (Notice I said "some." lol)...more