Monthly Archives: June 2021

Thank God for the Givers!

There are two kinds of people in the world: givers and takers. The takers may eat better, but the givers sleep better. Marlo Thomas The world is made up of givers and takers. At some time we have all given … Continue reading

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Spreading My Wings

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly. Richard Bach Today was a milestone day for me. It marks my last day of therapy. When I first started last February, I was a much … Continue reading

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My Dad is the BEST!❤

My sister and brothers and I hit the jackpot when it came to our Dad. He is the absolute best Dad we could ever ask for. He is a shining example of what a husband and father should be. He … Continue reading

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Almost There

After a lot of thought, I decided I was ready to dip my toe into the river of online dating. After being told I may have to kiss a lot of frogs to find a prince (not literally 😄), I … Continue reading

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Miss You Mom

Tomorrow, June 16th, will be one year since my Mom died. It still feels surreal and there are times when I think, “I need to ask Mom about…” and pause to remember I can’t. Well, I can ask, but I … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Afraid To Be Silly

Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment. Horace My nephew Noah joined me for a Canvas 2 Paint class yesterday. We had a fabulous time creating our ‘Hipster Gnomes”. … Continue reading

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You Are My Sunshine

The anniversary of my Mom’s death is approaching soon and I have been thinking about her a lot lately. “You Are My Sunshine” was my grandparents’ song and as such has become a way to say “I Love You” in … Continue reading

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Bloom

As long as we are persistent in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time. Denis Waitley

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The race is on…

Perseverance is not a long race, it is many short races one after the next. Walter Eliot This was last night’s practice with watercolors. I have a long way to go until it comes naturally, but I’ve come a long … Continue reading

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What a Day!!

This morning I woke up much earlier than I normally do on Saturday.  No sleeping in when you have a mountain to climb! Well, maybe not quite a mountain, but a very significant hill out here in the beautiful Black … Continue reading

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Letting go and looking forward

For some reason, tonight I seem to be having a difficult time putting thoughts of the past behind me. I know that there are better things ahead of me than behind me, but some nights just seem so long. I … Continue reading

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