Thursday, March 29, 2018

Yep! It's always the same.

It's always the same. 
Get up and hour before dawn to make sure everything is in order for our trip.
Dog food check
Dog treats check
Dog meds check
Cat food check
Cat treats check
Cat meds check
Cat boxes cleaned check
Note for neighbors explaining how to care for said animals (they all have very specific needs) check 
Extra money in case pets need something. check
Make sure all of the cats are in plain sight.  check
Make sure house is secure check
Let the dog out to go potty one last time before leaving check
Spend 20 minutes saying good bye to pets  before leaving...check

Get have way to our destination and remember we left the phone charger at home. 

Yep!! It's always the same. 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

And the world turns

A storm rolls in. Sparks of flashing light infuse the midnight sky, we feel our helplessness....

and the world turns

The chilly morning  rain gives way to a gentle drizzle. Gloom dissipates in the wake of the morning sun. Warm, soul soothing shades of orange and yellows transform our perspectives. We step out into the world....

and the world turns

Fluffy white billows drift lazily in muted shades of powdery blue. Cotton candy pinks mesh with deep violet blue as the sun begins to descend. We find ourselves rushing....

and the world turns

A silvery orb shines bright in a velvety sky. Sleepy bodies drift into dreamless slumber.  Another day gone....

and the world turns

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Who found who?

It's early. A somber morning light bears witness to the remnants of a recent Springtime storm. I sip on tea and honey listening to the sleepy world waking up around me. I await her single bark. I think about how she fits so perfectly into my home. So big and burly and beautiful. So strong, loving and gentle. So perfectly behaved. I realize her love is a silent backdrop to my daily life, and it occurs to me in this moment that it was she who found me

Monday, March 26, 2018

Less is more, or is it?

"Less is more." My sister and I say this to each other all the time.

You see, our objective is to simplify our lives by eliminating "stuff" that is destined to be future clutter.

"Do I need it?" We ask ourselves. "Can I live without it?" If the answer yes, we simply don't buy it!!

But then there are the other times. The times that we steer ourselves in another direction.

"Do I work hard?, we ask, "Do I deserve it?" If the answer is yes, buy it!

So, what will be our philosophy as we peruse the stores today?

Is less more? Well, yeah.....but....

I'm  thinking it's an I deserve it kind of day. :-)

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Until next time...

It's the first official day of spring break, and we plan to make the best of it. It's time to get the gang together.

It all begins with the ding....ding....ding of cell phones.

Breakfast! we all agree, via text message.

Ding...What time u thinking?
Ding....9-9:30 ????
Ding....U want to try that new place?
Ding....Jeannie coming?
Ding....Yep,  meeting us there.
Ding....Yay!! :-)
Ding....K. See U soon:-)

And so it goes. No sleeping in. No dressing up. Just four ladies in blue jeans, exchanging hugs, crowding into a booth, and accepting menus we don't even look at.  We're happy! This is our chance to meet face to face. No texting, no emails....just pancakes and coffee and the good old fashioned art of conversation. Friendship at it's very best, at least for the next few hours.

Ding,,,,, It was fun!
Ding.....yes, let' do it again soon:-)
Ding.....Can't wait!

Until next time.......

Friday, March 23, 2018

Behind the Scenes

                                        Behind the Scenes 

I don't know about anyone else, but sometimes I forget about the amazing people behind the scenes that make our lives a little easier. Today, I personally witnessed the effort and teamwork of our custodial staff  as they successfully moved some incredibly heavy shelves, (filled with books), in preparation for a project that will be happening over break. It was no easy task.

Now don't get me wrong, I'm always grateful to our guys. They our kind, genuine, and quick to respond whenever I have a dilemma. I know how hard they work, and am always appreciative. 

But today, as I scurried about doing my own work, I was able to see a just little of what goes on every single day, behind the scenes, as they help to make our buildings function. 

A special thank you to our maintenance and custodial staff. You guys rock!!

Thursday, March 22, 2018


She squeals with joy as she frolics through shimmering emerald the blades blowing gently in the summer breeze. Her tiny hands pluck and gather, excitedly creating a fragrant bouquet of sunshine for mommy. She beams. They both do. 

A vacant lot overgrown with dandelions and clover: Weeds! That's what the world sees.  

But the gifts of nature are never lost to innocent eyes of a child.