Ride ‘Em Little Cowboy

I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with the cowboy figurine my BFF sent me.  So, one day as he was just lying on the counter next to my lucky bamboo plant, I thought he needed to have a coveted place.

Hmmm … must have been mental telepathy because Ride ‘Em Little Cowboy got right up and perched himself on the plant.  And if you don’t believe me, then you’ve forgotten what it’s like to have a child’s imagination.  (I may be getting older but that doesn’t mean I have to grow up)  🙂  Namaste’


Through the Screen

Today’s photo is of my lucky bamboo, sitting on my kitchen window sill.  It’s growing like crazy so I thought I’d just shoot a picture of it … no staging.  I liked the silhouette of the leaves.

I met with the Gang of Six this afternoon – the guys and ladies from our grief support group.  We get together once a month now on our own and I feel so blessed to know them all.  We all trust each other so much that we can say anything and no one judges.  Wouldn’t it be nice if all relationships were like this?  I’m like this plant … lucky.  Namaste’

Are You Lucky?

May the Best Luck of Your Past be the Worst Luck of Your Future Walter Renwick Hughes

Walter “Ren” Renwick Hughes was my father-in-law.  Technically my ex-father-in-law.  I loved that man like he was my own father.  For those of you as old as I am (past 60), if you can picture Clark Gable, you will have an idea of what Ren looked like … pencil-thin mustache, jet black hair and a smile that would wiped away the blues for everybody around him.   Unfortunately he was killed in a car accident when my son, his first grandchild, was only two weeks old.  But I’m sure Ren “sees” Stephen and all of his other grandchildren all the time.  I don’t know that I can give Ren the entire credit for the quote above but it was a toast that he gave at every family gathering.  I can still see him holding up his champagne glass.

I took today’s photo of my lucky bamboo plant because I’m feeling particularly grateful, very lucky and most humble for wonderful people (family and friends) in my life.  Being part of the blogger community has opened me to so many new friends and their perspectives on life.  You guys are simply the best.  Yeah, I’ve thrown a couple of song plugs in here because I’m a parrot head (Jimmy Buffett fan) and a huge fan of Tina Turner.  A parrot head because I love the messages in Jimmy Buffett’s songs, not to mention his sometimes Caribbean, sometimes Cajun sounds.  When Jimmy plays and sings, you just can’t help but want to dance and sing along with him.  And Tina … well, her story is the epitome of rising from the ashes; the ashes of a destructive relationship with Ike, her former husband.  She’s proof that you can’t keep a good woman down.  Her music career spans 50 years.

And then there’s The Gang of Six; the wonderful people I met through a grief support group after my brother passed.  I saw them today and it’s always like no time has passed even though we only get together once a month.  Our discussion of forgiveness and dumping unwanted baggage was very profound; perfect timing for all of us.  Is there really any other timing but perfect?

I could go on and on, but I think I just did 🙂 I appreciate you ALL.  Namaste’

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