Wild Abandon

Take your shoes off. Go outside. Feel the earth under your feet. Throw a tennis ball for your dog. Admire the trees and be thankful for the oxygen they give. Look up at the sky (not while driving … haha). Laugh uncontrollably. If there’s even the slightest chance of getting something that will make you…

Throwback Thursday – Strength

In light of all the disasters that have taken place on our beautiful blue-green orb lately, I’m posting this image because to me it represents strength. It’s been said (and I believe it) that what we focus on expands. Humanity has exhibited amazing strength in the aftermath of these disasters. Let’s continue to focus on…

Interview with God

In lieu of doing another Throwback Thursday, I wanted to share this video that I received from a friend this morning. I had seen it before but today with all that’s going on with hurricanes, fires, politics, and the world at large, it was such a profound reminder. I believe in synchronicity … there are…

Love and Paragraphs

The smoke and haze from the wildfires burning around our state are keeping me indoors today as much as possible. So it’s an uncomplicated Sunday. No place that I absolutely have to be other than here. Music is always playing in the background of my days. It keeps me grounded. And, yes, I’m one of…

Throwback Thursday – This Redhead

When my daughter was born, I remember one of the nurses saying “look at that red hair!” Her grandmother on her father’s side was a redhead so I wasn’t too surprised. As the doctor laid her on my belly, I looked at her and something told me it was going to be a wild ride….

Happy Trails

As the host for this year’s reunion of our Happy Trails tribe, I was facing some scheduling challenges, but it all just came together today. Woo Hoo! Each time we’re together, it’s like no time has passed in between. Dating back to our first times in Santa Cruz (a LONG time ago), we eat too…

TBT – I Love You

My daughter made me this card for my birthday last year. I’ll cherish it forever! We worked together for the summer and absolutely had a blast. I came into the office on my birthday to find this on my desk. Made me cry ❤️ You’re the best, Michele! With love from a grateful Mom.

Throwback Thursday

I almost didn’t make it under the wire for throwback Thursday. Lol! This image is one I took at a flower show several years ago. All of the orchids were beautiful but this one kept me coming back to look at it over and over again. Two of my favorite colors…purple and white. Yummy. Have…

Good Times

This image came up today on my FB timeline and it took me right back to my years of being a single Mom. Wow! There were some lean and lonely times but, looking back, I wouldn’t change anything. I had a tribe of friends, family members and work associates who were all there when I…

Cranky

Hahaha! Cranky describes me when I’m not creating something. Creativity is part of our inherent nature. Whatever it is you like to do, give it your all with passion. You have great gifts. Share them! My Olympus camera is an oldie but a goody and still one of my favorites. She and I had many…

Life

My brother wasn’t the kind of guy to buy presents for people. He hated shopping and would rather give someone money to buy what they wanted. I always teased him about that 🙂 For my birthday in 2010 he gave me this necklace, just a few months before he passed away. I remember when I…