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February 27, 2020

Earlier this week, the community I live in, a wonderful family and an entire school district; lost a an incredible woman. 

Pat was also my friend, my neighbor (meaning she lived less than 10 miles away) and my kids teacher. 

 Pat fought a long and difficult battle with c...

January 23, 2020

The top five lessons life taught me in 2019.

1.) Trusting the process and being okay standing in the unknown.

This one, this one is the biggest lesson. One I struggled with most of my life. This past year though, things shifted. It didn't just happen; it took a lot of w...

October 22, 2019

Rose colored glasses, lens, filter, post processing of pictures.. all the same in this case. 

The saying "seeing the world with rose colored glasses" was always understood by me growing up to mean something negative. "Too idealistic, bleeding heart...." or the ever so p...

September 19, 2019

 Picture yourself at a fall festival purchasing apple butter. Do you really need apple butter? No. It's fall and you are purchasing apple butter for its essence. The feeling it evokes of fall and home made that it brings. 

That feeling is what you are buying when you pu...

August 12, 2019

Recently, one of my daughters shared with me what she heard a mom say to her frightened child: "It's okay to be afraid."  She was telling me this as we were discussing my recent episode of anaphylaxis. 

Those words really hit me. They affected me because during the span...

July 12, 2019

As I picked up a notebook to write this blog post (I usually hand write my blog posts before typing) I grabbed this notebook, opened it up to this page. The title was already written. I assume from another writing I never wrote. How fitting. How "meant to bee" as this...

July 2, 2019

The question is not what you look at, but what you see ~ Henry David Thoreau.

Pretty flowers, right? Yes, I think so. But they aren't just any flowers, these are flowers I planted from seed and grew this year. I have never grown flowers, only vegetables. I'm not sure wh...

March 8, 2019

Truer words have never been written. 

Before I go on, most of the pictures in this blog are random pictures I have taken over the years that give me joy to look at; and in the end, this blog post is about choosing joy. I hope they bring you joy as well. 

I have been on a...