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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...

February 16, 2019

How do I feel about getting older? Well.... I am okay with it. Looking older, that's a different story! I am two years from turning 50, so these days I am taking skin care pretty seriously. I am a grandma, well they call me Mimi and I love it, however - I am not ready...

January 1, 2019

New Year. New Name.  

A few months ago this name came to me and I let it swirl in my head for awhile. Almost every day it kept coming back up. I told myself that if it still felt right by the end of the year I would launch it at the beginning of the new year. 

So he...

December 10, 2018

As I sit here typing, eager to catch you all up on what's been going on here; I have all my pictures ready to share and I all my thoughts somewhat organized. I could not think of a title. Looking at mt coffee cup (coffee always inspires me) this time literally. That's...