Arizona is even more beautiful than I could have imagined. The brightly colored flowers landscaped down the highways splash raspberry pink along the desert city. Palm trees and giant Saguaro cacti intersperse. I had never seen a Saguaro cactus. I am inspired to paint. Just last week I was wondering what might have happened … More The Inspiring Arizona Landscape and Paint
Did we all have that friend when we were kids? The one that was intertwined with our very self evolution? The memory we keep with us forever? I have written about mine a few times over the years. Her name was Susan. I watched her through the windows of my classroom that looked out on … More The Enchanted Friendship and Birthday Wish
The full moon hovered brightly over the land last eve and Yule was nigh. The 12 days of Christmas was originally the 12 days of Yule. Festivities, bonfires, hearth fires, the yule log, the decorated trees, feeding the birds and other wildlife, exchanging gifts, and checking on the elderly and homebound fill the days of Yule … More A Peaceful Holiday
I thought I would cry when the razor came on. But instead I found myself laughing the rest of the day. Joy and mirth followed me in awe and shock and relief. Struggles, burdens, fifteen hair colors, and my ego fell to the ground. Release.
My birthday is Saturday. The years fly by in the breeze faster than I can blink but I am grateful for each and every year that I get to celebrate being on this beautiful earth. New Year’s makes me ponder how I can do things better and makes me set lofty financial and personal goals. … More What If? (a birthday pondering)
When her brother turned eighteen, we threw him a big surprise party. He and his friend were a little late but when they walked in a long table of people had menus covering their faces and yelled surprise! When her sister turned eighteen shortly after we did a reverse surprise party since we knew she … More The Surprise Party (happy 21st miss mims!)
As I get older the things I treasure are fewer but hold more intensity. Relationships tend to take precedence in life these days. The sacredness of being on this life journey with another soul is so breathtakingly beautiful and I have such gratitude for those who have chosen to stay in my life and partake in it. One … More A Birthday Wish for Shyanne
This little girl will forever be our little girl. She is often mistaken as her sister’s twin, she adores her brother and sister, she is a loyal and generous friend, and an inspiring mother, and forever our baby. Today our quiet and enchanting youngest child turns twenty. Hard to believe all of our children are in their … More Emily Lynn at Twenty
For those that are long time readers, the people that are mentioned in my blog are almost characters in a book. It’s fun to see folks that read the blog meet my friends for the first time. It’s almost as if they know them! Rodney is one of those characters. He and his wife, Pat, have been … More Happy Birthday HotRod!
For the first year of her life not a human on earth could take that baby off of my hip. We were inextricably bonded, that little girl and I. She entered the world with dark curly hair and big blue eyes. She looked like one of grandma’s antique dolls, all porcelain skin and small. Shyanne … More Shyanne Turns 21