Falling for Autumn. Yes, a play on words, but appropriate. My favorite season has always been, and likely will continue to be, is Spring. I love the sense of life returning as buds sprout on trees, plants burst from the cold dead ground promising flowers and color. I love the warm sun that chases the cold … Continue reading Falling for Autumn
Strange title, I know. But you will hear this phrase often if you work with me or are part of my family. It has become the universal term when you do something incredibly stupid yet extremely funny. Since I am a master at the art of these kind of things, my friends started referring to … Continue reading I did a Debbie today…
Someday my prince will come. Someday? He's here NOW.
Nothing is more fun than to see a one-year old dig into their first piece of birthday cake. Especially when - for the most part - their diet for the first year has been formula, rice cereal and baby food. Oh there is the occasional treat, but to be handed a slice of cake, no … Continue reading Taste and see
Light. Amazing, warm, brilliant light. I love when it filters through dense trees, piercing the darkness, revealing hidden wonders that were once lost in the shadows. I love the feel of it on my face on a lazy summer day; the cheery warmth it offers on a cold winter afternoon. Recently as I watched the … Continue reading Light
Recently I went to my granddaughters' first dance recital. I have been blessed with five beautiful granddaughters, and two of them had the opportunity to explore the world of dance. Of course, I am a proud grandmother and as such, as all grandmothers are, I was suddenly an expert in dance. In my eyes, they … Continue reading Tiny Dancers
Life can be hard...dark...unfriendly. Troubles and trials rush in and overwhelm, like dark clouds of a mighty storm. Pain, suffering, loneliness...all part of that "quiet desperation" that simmers around us. Sometimes the darkness is so black, the pain so intense that it causes us to lose site of the good. And there is good. … Continue reading There is joy!
What an amazing thing to receive money for something I have written... Yes, it was not very much and yes, I was probably my biggest customer having purchased copies for my family...but I still got paid! HUGE smiley face! I know that people think that if you are a really good writer, that you … Continue reading My first royalty check!
Have you ever had an itch you could not reach? No matter what position you try to get into - the itch is just out of reach - taunting you as you yearn to scratch. I've used furniture, doors, my family - anything to find relief! This big guy was trying to rub off his … Continue reading Where the buffalo roam…
Have you ever noticed that when you go back to a place from your childhood how it isn't the same? In my mind, I see that spot one way - almost with a "glow" but when I see it as an adult. It's just not the same. Same for experiences. As a child, I loved … Continue reading It’s never the same!