I didn’t always live in the desert. In fact, I have lived in many places and climates, but I spent the majority of my formative to young adult years in the mountains of Colorado. Well, by the mountains. The eastern slope, but the mountains were a part of daily life and if you knew where… Read More Living up the AZ
How many different kinds of love are there? You think many from growing up when you were told at every turn, typically after questioning why you felt the same way about your Great Aunt Gertie as you did your favorite stuffed animal? Or why mommy and daddy kissed but you weren’t supposed to kiss your brother/sister/cousin/insert relative… Read More Love is Love..
Bubbsy and Gracie (Magpie) came home last week and started school today. Yea I know weird but really, after living here as long as I have, which I only just realized is about double what I thought off the top of my head, the idea of going back to school mid July has grown on… Read More Back to School with Bubbsy & Gracie, and Bubbsy goes caveman with a dinosaur
My Dearest Joshua (previously known on this blog as Mr Smarty Pants thinks he Knows it all 16, and 17 yo ) There are times in a mother’s life when she cannot help but wonder by what grace of which powers that be she is lucky enough to be blessed with children of high-caliber and excellent… Read More A Letter to my Son on the Occasion of Becoming an Adult
Last Year; Ah the promise that title holds. especially if you are a struggling single mom and if you are a newbie to singledom with offspring, you may have clicked on it hoping to have the magic answer to your questions and not have to reinvent the wheel of surviving while the kids are out… Read More A Single Mom’s (ok, Dad’s too) Summer Survival Guide Part 2; Now What?
Comfort Food I would be willing to wager that every single one of us has a comfort food. At least one food that reminds us of a time or place in our lives or a person we love, like mom or grandma, maybe dad who knows, and when we are feeling down and out, whatever… Read More A-Z Challenge; C is for Comfort Food
My first granddaughter was born yesterday. 7 lbs 5 oz, the image of her Mama at the age of just barely new to the world. She came like the winds of March, fierce, and fast, though not furious or angry. She is protected from the worst of that and leaves is to her Mama to… Read More The Belly Which Launched a Thousand Ships Turns Ninja
Welcome to the bright sunny room.. it is my favorite room in the house and I come here to read write and think. Sometimes I take a nap in the sunbeam while George snuggles up but mostly it is my place to be content and my own little world – away from my other own… Read More Painting Red; From the Bright Sunny Room
Good Day friends, followers, folks, fine people of the blogosphere. At least this little corner. So let’s travel and see another corner, because I am over at the M3 Blog. having a butterfly shape scone. I didn’t even know they could do that.. and answering questions about writing and art and publishing .. and… Read More Morning Mental Moment
My youngest daughter, the lovely Miss Magpie, turned 9 yesterday. Not a milestone birthday as they typically go but with kids they are all a big deal, and should be because life gets tough and soon enough they realize what a year older really means in the scheme of things – like big picture. So… Read More How I Learned The Art of Successful Procrastination, Accountability and Commitment
Home is where the heart is – Home is where you hang your hat Home is where no matter who you are and what you have done, you are always welcome back Home is where the cooking always tastes the best Home is where we regain strength when weary and needing a rest Home is… Read More Home for the Holidays – The Seventh Holiday Mental Moment
Today I got the strangest thing. Something I rarely see anymore much less receive. A sign of simpler times and Christmas when I was young .. er. Younger. I’m not old, just older but sometimes in a moment of contemplative reflection, if I think about all the things that have changed and been invented… Read More A Hallmark of the Season The Sixth Holiday Mental Moment
Happy day to you all! I am full of Christmas cheer and goodwill and just plain happiness today. ♥ We had a little mini precelebratory Christmas Christmas because of the kids going to not be here on the actual Christmas day. Santa will be able to find them no problem (I wrote him and told… Read More It’s About the Tree – The Fifth Holiday Mental Moment
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas dum de dum da dee…. diddle e bum day da dee de do … Oh sorry, I didn’t see you there, I was just ..um you know humming along while I look for gifts. I usually end up humming because when I sing outright – people look at… Read More The Gift of Giving – The Fourth Holiday Mental Moment