Thursday, September 29, 2022

A Break Out the Camera! Weekly Link Round-Up


Before Wednesday, I would have been able to tell you that I could count on the fingers of one hand how many times I'd left the property in 2022 and still have two fingers left over. As of Wednesday, I only have one finger left over!
Since getting ourselves around on an electric scooter and a motorized wheelchair is a bit problematic, planning a pleasure trip isn't easy, but on Wednesday-- thanks to Adam, who uses his van to transport the "less mobile" around the valley-- Denis and I got to spend three blissful hours at the Desert Botanical Garden.
Almost every scrap of 2022 has been filled with pain and anxiety for us here at Casa Kittling, and this trip was the first pleasure trip for us both for this entire year. We didn't care that it was 100°; we soaked up the heat and the sun and the flora and the fauna like they were manna from heaven. Denis and I both were beginning to have trouble keeping a good grip on our sanity, and this outing was just what our inner doctor ordered.
Denis, thrilled to be someplace that wasn't a doctor's office, hospital, or rehab facility. What a year this has been!

We have vowed to do something like this at least once per month, and nothing had better throw a monkey wrench into our plans. Almost three months ago, Denis and I applied to the City of Phoenix Dial-a-Ride program, which would make getting out and about much easier, but we haven't heard a peep from them. Hopefully, we will soon because I don't want to go back into a doctor's office to get another waiver signed!
If you're wondering if there will be photos from the Garden, yes, there will be. I just don't know when.
Enjoy the links!
►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄
►Book Banning & Censorship◄
►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄
►Channeling My Inner Elly May Clampett◄
►Fascinating Folk◄
►The Wanderer◄
►I ♥ Lists◄
That's all for this week! Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll be sharing a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure.
Stay safe. Stay healthy. And don't forget to curl up with a good book!


  1. Congratulations. So glad you and Denis were able to break free and visit the Desert Botanical Garden. It must have been such a relief and a vacation day to see the flora and fauna. Meanwhile, I love the co-parenting arrangement of the jacunas with Dad saving the chicks.

    1. Denis and I recently watched the National Geographic special that showed the Jacuna father and his chicks segment in its entirety. We both loved it.

  2. I can't tell you how happy I am that you and Denis got the chance for that visit! That's just wonderful, Cathy! Just being somewhere outside, other than home, can be a tonic. I'll look forward to those pictures when you get to it. In the meantime, I'm off to that Roman temple, and then to Gaza.

    1. Archaeologists around the world have been finding things left and right. Sometimes it's hard to keep up!

  3. Hope you can get around and about much easier soon, with so much to see.

  4. Fascinating links, as always; many that I will be coming back to later. Last night, I finished Allen Eskens' latest book so I was particularly interested in his comments about lawyers and mystery writing. I think he's on to something there.

  5. What a grand adventure, to what I feel is one of your favorite places to visit for sure! Just starting the new Walt Longmire.

    1. I'm waiting for my copy from The Poisoned Pen. They seem to have shipped it via turtle train.

  6. Congratulations! I'm sure that outing left both of you in a much better frame of mind.


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