About me



 People ask me about the name of my blog and the Radish part.  I used radishes because they are visual attractive, round and red. And when old, they are old a little caustic and biting.   Sometimes that is me

 I live in Northeastern Florida, and I moved here from Puget Sound of Washington.   My subject matter is always in flux.  I go through different crazes and my blog goes with me.  I enjoy food, photography, I love my family, and I am creative always.  I write about life.   Lately I have included some politics and religion.   


January 24

Hooray, Hooray!  Dear Michael goes out and does it again.  Michael had offered the plaintiff $75,000.00 a month ago.  Yesterday the plaintiff attorney asked for $750,000. (notice the added zero).  Michael suggested to the jury that $22,500.  might be good.  And the award was $20,000.I think it was lucky that there was a U.S. customs guard as the foreman, able to read between the lines that here were two guys messing around in a boat.  And someone got greedy.  Probably the attorney.  Roxy at the office screamed, and screamed she was so delighted.  No one thought he could do this with a head injury, and Michael had no witnesses of his own, (as he got the case after the deadline).  He feels blessed.  He & I just wish he could get some more money when he pulls these cases out.   


January 23

2005_callikgan_vancouver_1 This is Calligan on Memorial Day weekend in Vancouver.  I think it is very "Calligan",and this is one of my favorite photos.  He is in second grade, I think?  He no longer lets me kiss his sweet cheeks. 

My scanning of photos is on hold for a while.  Today I spent $30.00 to have Hewlett Packard tell me that my computer does not work.  Some man from India told me that I could apply my $30.00 to a new $950.00 scanner for only $375.00.  I said, you don't understand, I am just scanning in a few photos.  And he had no concept of the need to economize. He was the fifth person that talked to me.  Each earlier person took same information over again.   I can not be polite.   

Today was good in that I went to 30 minutes of T'ai Chi and 30 minutes of stretching.  I liked it years ago and then I quit as  I could not take the instructor talking a half hour to criticize Pres. Reagan, which shows you how long it has been since I have been to T'ai Chi.  Today, I loved it.  The teacher was good and I love the way my body feels after wards.  And this is the first time.!!!  But usually it is the same time as senior splash.   What to do, what to do.   


January 22

Go Seahawks.

Today was church and annual meeting which was in record time as the Seahawks are playing in the League Championship.  So the meeting was before lunch and the reports sped along.  Going to one of those meetings you realize how much volunteerism there is.   I could not do what, I would say , the majority of the people do.  And this church is financially stable for the next few years.  One of the dangers of not having young people is that there is a direct ratio of drop in income to the dead and dying.  There is a chance that we are perhaps going to build a new church with out borrowing.   

I would like to know if there is any relationship between cosmetics and God.   Cosmetics and money.  One priest said that he resented women spending more money on skin care than church.  This has sort of stuck with me.  This week for the third week in a row, I have been to the make-up counter.   There was an woman clerk,(and not young), wearing a little too much make-up, but still in the parameters.   When I complained about the money, she said,"But don't you feel better when you get all made up."  And the fact of the matter is, I do.  But there is guilt. Do we think that Gods knows I am feeling better?


January 21

I just wanted to add about the McKinleyville house.   You  will see in the background, about 3 posts past, what I refer to as the old house.   Over the years I have forgotten the floor plan and sometimes in the middle of the night I try to reconstruct it.   If I could see a picture of us on the tire swing dropping from the balcony down over the driveway over, the hydrangea bed, that would be good. I am hoping for my children to be reminded about this house to sort of update their brain.   This is a small refresher coarse.    I feel similarly that I should have journal ed what happened on each of my wedding anniversaries.   


January 19

Cal_gabe_george Poppy"s trial is going well.  I bought 2 pair of jeans today which I hope Trina will approve of, the waist is a little high though.  Prayers for the Rogers flying to Brazil. Prayers for Meredith's back.   ( Be good GEorge while your  Mother is down.   Michael Medvel says to go see the movie , End of the Spear.   Someone else reviewed it and said that it was boring.  But I am going to see it.    It is a true story that was highlighted in Life Magazine in the 1950's. Small children should not go as it is violent.  Apparently it is uplifting.