Sunday, May 29, 2016

In Memory of...

1.  This Memorial Day weekend, we will take part in the local parade and ceremony to Honor those brave men and women who serve this great land of the United States of America!  This is what it is all about this weekend, remember? 

2.  A Dear Friend of ours passed away at the age of 109, just 2 weeks short of her 110th birthday!  We will be celebrating her very long life on her birthday.

3.  I wish that the people of this great land could put aside their personal and political differences long enough to realize that WE ARE ONE!  It doesn't matter to me where you come from, what you look like, what your belief system is, where you live, or whether or not you eat meat.  We all come from the same life force...YES, WE ARE ALL CONNECTED...SO PLEASE GET OUT THERE AND ACT LIKE IT!  COMPASSION, KINDNESS ARE ALL IT TAKES.  Take the ego out of's that simple!  And please do thank a Veteran...not only this weekend, but every chance you get!  I DO!

4.  I always have great plans in Spring for my gardens.  And then the temps rose to 90 degrees, with high humidity, and well, it feels more like the lazy days of summer, and a whole lotta nothing gets done.

5.  Memorial Day is very special for me.  Not only to honor those mentioned in #1, but because it's when my Mom died...and I went into early labor with our 2nd child.   Out of state, 1 month early, completely unprepared for giving birth during the middle of the funeral...  I like to think that Mother met her new Grandchild in passing, for it was a sad day, yet, I was given something joyful to carry me through the mournful pain of her death.  Birth and goes on!

And you know what... at birth, this beautiful new baby, looked just like my Mom.  God works in mysterious ways!


Friday, May 20, 2016


1.  We finally have a decent Spring weather day...and my plants are very happy, because I've had to take them in every night it's been so cold.  But no more...

2.  I love going out in the early morning to hear the's heavenly!

3.  Kids say the darndest things...when a young friend, age 3 was first introduced to her new baby girl cousin, she replied, "What's the point of her?"    Crack me up!  Out of the mouths of babes!  Wonder where that relationship is headed...

4. This is the first weekend in many that I have no plans...and that means I can do whatever I want!
GO ME!!!  I deserve it!  So, a little bit of this, a little bit of that, and probably some of that, if I feel like it...and a lot of that...hee hee!

5.  Before our last child of 3 graduated from college last week, my husband bought me a dozen red thank me for being the footing that launched those 3 very successful college sweet is that?  Of course, the 3 kiddies would probably say it was that footing that kicked them in the behind to keep them going!    YES, IT'S ALL GOOD!

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Tuesday Afternoon

Why did the geese cross the road?

To get to the pond, you Silly Goose!
Oh, the simple things in life...

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Friday, May 6, 2016

In the Now

1.  This lovely fence photo is before the rains came and helped put out the massive ridge fire.   It has been raining for days, and days.  And anyway, I LOVE THE RAIN!

2.  The baby little is graduating from college, 1 year early saving me a boatload of moola, and has already landed a job!  TALK ABOUT BEING BLESSED!

3.  A good friend of mine and her hubby, with their 3 young children packed up their entire house in 24 hours, and moved far away for a his job.  I CAN'T IMAGINE PACKING AN ENTIRE HOUSE IN 24 HOURS...YIKES!

4.  Someone gifted me a gorgeous purple orchid that is thriving on my desk!  I CAN'T BELIEVE I HAVEN'T KILLED IT YET! 

5.  This Mother's Day is my oldest daughter's birthday.  How fitting, because she was the first one to make me a MOM!   I CELEBRATE MOTHER'S DAY ON MY CHILDREN'S BIRTHDAYS!  YEP, 3 MOTHER'S DAYS FOR ME!  And on Mother's Day, I honor my own Mother.

Living in the NOW, on this rainy day!

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Everything Belongs!

When you take the time and make the effort to just stop running willy nilly to and fro, you just may begin to realize that the Universe is having a conversation with you!  And that everything belongs!

Now I have passed by this barn a zillion times, always commenting on how much I love it.  And as the sun was going down on this particular journey, we pulled over just to take in the beauty.  Oh how I wish I could watercolor that sky!

As we sat there, watching the sun fade away, down over the ridge, I was completely and totally engulfed in this glorious moment capturing God's handiwork.  I couldn't even tell you how long we sat there.  I recall now, there was no talking between my husband and I, there were no words necessary.

There was also nothing else lingering thoughts of where we were supposed to be, or where we had just come from, what we were doing, what we have to do next, not even noise from the cars, trucks, tractors that use this country road.  NOTHING!  AND IT WAS PERFECT!



And as the sun went down on this, my favorite barn setting, on our way to and fro, I smile with the knowledge that I am blessed.  And I am exactly where I belong!