Monday, November 9, 2015


I had a first with my daughter tonight, we sat down and prayed together. Well maybe not a first but the first time since she has gotten older.

We prayed together because her brother and sister have a pretty heavy day tomorrow, they go to pick out their Father's headstone. We have been divorced for many years, and I know it isn't my job to go but a little part of me just wants to be there for them to just be there. Hard to let your kids do this type of thing by themselves. I fight my own head  over how much to help them, and tread between offering and trying to let them come to me if they need help. So today, my youngest and I prayed for them.

We also prayed for my husband, who is pretty awesome, and deserves a break. My wish was for him to be happy in a new job.

We also talked about that we can pray to find a way, but never things for yourself. My belief is prayers for others get double duty attention or something I guess. In my head they do!

I also believe that everyone deserves to have their own beliefs.

Live ~ Laugh ~ Love

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Holding Thy Tongue

You know how it is when you get good news you want to shout to the world but you cannot do it yet due to .... well it isn't a for sure things just an amazing thing. Yet again you are scared to say anything for fear of jinxing it?

Yea, me neither........

Tomorrow is a big day for me at the craft sale. I am hoping to get some things sold, just not the amount of time I thought I would have to do things and I am thinking I really have to hone in on one thing for a bit and not be so diversified LOL But I like doing it! OOOO what to do.

I should be in bed but, well I have to drag a 70+ pound dog out of the bed to get to my spot, since my husband is curled up with him in bed. That will teach me to go to bed extra late...

So, got anything you want to tell me but shouldn't?

Monday, November 2, 2015

Cross Roads and Developing!

We hit a major cross roads in our home, a whole lot of changes are happening. I was stuck with should I write about it here or just keep it light? Well my choice is, Xroads happen :) Move forward, when you get down and out no matter what the reason, others have it worse. Watch a few vids on youtube and you will realize that! Helped my husband and I tremendously!


I LOVE PICTURES, I love photography, I love capturing a moment so it will never be forgotten! One of the BEST vids I have found is here. WWII film rolls developed! I mean how awesome is that! What a job, recapturing lost memories.

Also, I love wimp! Such good stories.

Remember to keep on truckin' down that road!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Happy Moments

With life you have to take the time to smell the roses, and capture those little moments.

Our youngest child is now a young teen, I sat in on her bed tonight helping her with her  homework as she sat at her desk writing out some things we just talked about. I just sat there watching her, her face so intent on writing, back so straight, she was so grown up. You get teary thinking about that little girl with the cute little pony tails that made her look like little Cindy Lou Who, then seeing the beautiful young lady she is turning into.

Take time to enjoy those little moments, they bring such joy to a day.

Monday, October 12, 2015


I have always been very fond of animals. I think that people who rescue them are amazing people. Facebook has opened my eyes more towards rescue's and how they work. Watching the video's from there and other online area's can break your heart, forever change you as a person. There are some pictures and video's that I just cannot forget, some left me so shattered after seeing the pictures I had to stay away from any sites regarding it. I wonder if rescuers have to take breaks themselves?

My sister volunteered for Golden Retrievers Rescue, she finally fell in love with a little blind dog and kept her so her fostering has been limited with how much care that precious little girl takes. She is also dwarfed so she is a tiny thing, she looks like she is still just a puppy.

Hope for Paws

Saturday, October 10, 2015


I have many directions in which I find I want to go with my blog and then realized some days you just sit and stare at the computer wondering where to start, or what to start writing. The other day I found an awesome page that tickled my fancy! It is a page where you fill in some "nouns" and it kicks out a few topics you can choose from based upon your nouns. Pretty cool when you are feeling pretty brain dead!

I put in photograph, tree and camera and it kicked out the following:

  1. The Worst Advice We've Ever Heard About Photograph
  2. What Will Camera Be Like In 100 Years
  3. Think You're Cut Out For Doing Tree? Take This Quiz
  4. The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On Photograph
  5. How To Solve The Biggest Problems With Camera

I have many interests so this type of generator can help me move forward with my thought process, based upon what I am feeling for the day. However I do not think anyone is cut out for "doing tree"

Any of you have a favorite site that helps you get your creative juices flowing?

 PS Have I mentioned I love photography? Our Sunset tonight

Friday, October 9, 2015

Death & Good Intentions

There is something I toss around in my head quite a bit. There is this line people use when they loose someone they have loved for a long time, "At least you got to spend that time with them and love them." What about someone you didn't get to spend a lot of time with. What could have been? It's a catch 22 situation. What really is the answer to that?

Loosing someone you do not really remember puts them in a time capsule. They are perfect, did no wrong, sit so high on a pedestal that no one can knock them down. You yearn for any story to get a glimpse of who they really were. How can you fight this internal need to know things?

Loosing someone you know well, the pain is deep in other ways. You have seen them at their best, and at their worst, yet their worst kinda fades away forgotten. Making them a bit more "perfect" in your eyes. Or worse, perhaps their was a fight you never quite got to take care of.

My children lost someone recently and I find that I cannot find the right words to help them, they are just words. I know how I have dealt with loss and it hasn't been too pretty.

Sometimes there is just no right answer.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Fall is a comin'

I have never had a dog like our current dog. He has learned everything really fast, in 3 days of being home he was potty trained. He has been so easy! So smart, such and escape artist. I digress.

I watched our dog go outside this morning with slow but sure steps, his head slowly looking and taking everything thing in. He was born in the winter, playing in snow. You can almost tell he is happy this morning, knowing it will be here for him again soon. I have this picture I took last year in a snowfall, where he just sits and tilts his head watching all the snow falling to the ground in wonderment. I have never seen that type of look on a dog, and he certainly doesn't usually just "sit" that long doing nothing but watching his "world"

Watching Snow Fall

My mind darts back to my husband and I walking in the woods a short way from our home. We got married close to there so it is a special little spot for us. The leaves were all scattered in the walking paths and hearing our dog run through them was like a pack of wild animals rushing towards us. At one point I asked my husband to stop and shut his eyes and tell me everything, what he smelled, heard, felt. With great delight he whispered something along the lines of, "How did you know I needed this? I wish I had my notebook with so I don't forget anything." He was working on settings for his book. 

I have always loved stuff like that, stopping and enjoying. There is one little lake that seem to ALWAYS be so windy. That is my favorite place to fly! You can go to a little slant on the bank and if you do a certain type of pose and lean your head back, shut your eyes and then, you fly!

Sunday, October 4, 2015


When my daughter was young she had trouble sleeping and pulled the "DO NOT tell me to count sheep Mom" so I told her to do what I do. I work on little stories in my head and just go with the flow. She used this and it worked for her. Soon she had so many ideas for her world that she started writing them down. In 8th grade, with all the writing she was doing, she was labeled the person to get published in her class. She wrote her first book during this time, and had already started it.

After sharing many ideas with my husband off and on through the years he would prod me to start writing. Trying to share documents and making new folders on my computer for it... until I told him to start  his own and leave me alone. It was safe in my head. However, that was the kick in the butt he needed to start writing his own book, so I am going to take credit for that.

Most of my ideas have been in the Fantasy realm but I also want to work on a relationship one. Today is the first time I verbalized that with my In-Laws and much to my surprise they were very eager to hear more about it. It isn't the normal relationship stuff after all, it's how to use duct tape in a marriage. It can fix anything you know!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Insanity Begins

This month starts new beginnings for me. So don't tell me you cannot teach an old dog new tricks! I just turned 50 a mere few days ago and I am starting in new territories.

  1. The end of September I entered a group on Facebook that does daily photo assignments with a theme, along with a monthly theme type. This is exciting for me and I hope to get some new views of my world, and tax myself to come up with fresh ideas on themes. 
  2. I also, after years of putting it off, joined a writers group and actually signed up for a month of assignments. I am an avid reader and my husband and daughter keep telling me I have good book ideas but I am scared to put them to print. Because if it is just a dream it is always there, if I try it and fail... Well, lets just say it is time to start doing and stop being afraid. 
  3. Now today it was time to get a fresh start on a Blog as part of my writing assignment. I have some old ones but I thought it important to move forward with a fresh start. I look forward to what can become of it!
So, it's time to let my insanity take hold and go with the flow! ;)

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