Susan Spess Shay

Still playing make believe.


Dwarfs? I Don’t Think So

I woke up coughing this morning.

That might be a great first sentence for a book about a woman whose house burns down, but that’s not what it is. It’s my life. I do a lot of coughing these days.


Why am I coughing? you ask.

Answer: Allergies. (Ugh.)

We had a lot of rain this summer. (Tons, compared to the previous few.) And because of all the rain, whatever nasty weed it is that I’m allergic to is living the wild life. And now with more rain (which I love!) I’m telling you, that stuff is going to be on steroids and sending its nasty spores charging into the air to kick my hiney.


So I’m taking all the OTC allergy meds I can find. Yeah, it makes me drowsy and droopy, but I’m not sneezy and coughy. (Those aren’t dwarf names.)


The only good thing about it is, living in Okieland, I’m not alone. Most of the adults I know have some kind of snifflies going. 😦 I don’t know what it’s like in other states. Anybody else have allergy issues?

Anyway, I vote for an early freeze this year!

Who’s with me???


Can You Guess . . . ?

Matt, Nikki and I took a roadtrip the other evening to a very special place.

 No, we weren’t there to pick grapes. Too early in the season.

This fountain played its magic tune all night long.

 Tables that would soon be filled with laughing, joyous people.

This creekbed was dry. I’m guessing that was just in case someone fell in. Or not. 🙂

Can you guess why we were there? Here’s a hint–


Have to love a sister who can still crack you up.

 The sisters, less one. (Missed you, #4)

Sweet nephew.

Another adorable nephew.And bowers of flowers. (Fantastic job, Celebrations.)

Mama’s rose.

Final hint.

So, can you guess why we were there? (Bet you can!) I have more pictures for you . . . later!