Facebook Logic Tirade

I am so frustrated with my Facebook wall right now. I am daily amazed at the overwhelmingly general statements people make and share with each other, to get to these general statements people have to follow a giant step in logic that they seem to skip over as if it were nothing. Let me give…

Memorial Day

Today I push the pause button on my busy live, and miss the ones who have passed. Not just the military members but all of the lovely souls who have crossed my path and brushed my life with their presence. The most recent are the ones who still have grief connected to their memory. Perhaps…

Excuses

I have a few. My husband is known to say excuses are like armpits, everyone has a couple and they all stink. I, on the other hand, believe that life just happens. Things that are usually a priority have to move over and take a back seat. Thus is the case in the last and…

Turn Out The Stars

This week my lesson was to learn the song, “Turn out the Stars by Bill Evans”. For those of you may not remember it, this song is an old jazz standard that in the beginning is a harmonic nightmare. It is also a hauntingly beautiful ballad. By the time I can actually play it, it…

Playtime is self-care!

I always thought that taking care of your self was paramount. You cannot take care of anyone else if you are sick or too tired to do so. Imagine my disappointment with myself, when after 12 years of teaching I quit because I had nothing left to give. I simply ran out of steam. This…

Happy Easter! Corrected!

I was looking for an Easter post that was not glitter bunnies or overly religious. I decided to make my own. It turned into my EASTER FAIL!! I forgot to double check my spelling of resurrection. Here is the corrected one. Sorry to any of you who received the first post. (It was seriously only…

The Absurdity of Change

I remember the first time I ask my daughter to grab the dog food with the picture of Lassie on it and she immediately asked me, “Who is Lassie?”  That was years ago. Since then, many things have changed. I would have been better off if I would have asked her to grab the dog…

Adventures in Stout, Hearty, Irish Stew

I am a good home style cook, so Irish stew did not seem too daunting.  I found a recipe and it was close to the stew I usually make except it had one cup of “very stout” beer and one cup of “hearty red “wine. That didn’t scare me too much until I started thinking…

Dust Clouds

Dust clouds gather around the feet of activity. They hover behind cars driving on dirt roads. They are like exclamation points, highlighting the obvious. It is dry here!  Eastern Colorado at its finest (please read that with a sarcastic tone in your head). It is so dry here that the static electricity shocks the dogs…

Dandelion Wishes

She runs through the meadow, carefree, letting the tall grasses softly tickle the palms of her hands. Stopping, she turns her face towards the breeze and closes her eyes. While the breeze immerses her face with a gentle cooling touch, she hears the chirping and chattering of song birds. The meadow with its background of…

Small closet blessing!

It comes as quite a surprise to me that I am indeed thankful for my small closet. My husband and I moved into a small farm house after raising our children in a large expansive house. I would have argued that I needed a walk in closet last year but there were simply no walk-in…

When Somber Moments Pounce!

My mom and dad stopped by for a visit yesterday. Kari was in town to surprise Zach’s for his birthday so it was a fun family day. There was one moment, however that took me by surprise. My mom stopped, looked at me and mentioned that my brother has been gone for seven years. It…