For every person who loves Black Friday, there's another that dislikes it equally as much. I'm of the latter camp. Shopping and everything that relates to "stuff" is my least favorite part of the Christmas season. I'll take the lights, the music, the uncomplicated joy of the season well before Thanksgiving--much to my husband's dismay--but… Continue reading Black Friday
Diverse, Unique Taos
Last week I shared photos of old cemeteries we visited in Taos. This week I want to share some photos from our time there that are not cemetery related. I am enamored with this city of all things art. However, working in the law enforcement arena, I chose to research the crime rate. While… Continue reading Diverse, Unique Taos
A Grave Interest
My husband and I went on our first vacation in three years (other than visiting family). Destination? Taos, New Mexico. Between the arts and the history, it fed both of our interests. Of note was how often they go hand in hand. Something I've taken a particular interest in is old cemeteries. I love the architecture,… Continue reading A Grave Interest
All Things Gratitude
Gratitude fills my heart, my home, my life. And I'm so grateful for that. But I also realize that it's all too easy to get busy with living and default, as human beings often do, to feelings other than gratitude, forgetting to be grateful. Especially for the small, simple things in life that make a… Continue reading All Things Gratitude
This and That
Last week found me a bit under the weather, which included a trip to see my cardiologist. A reminder of how precious life is and how blessed I am to have a device that keeps my heart beating as it should. So this week I'm listing the top three things I'm grateful for. 1. Family--A… Continue reading This and That
We had family visiting from Minnesota this past week. With all the snow Minnesota has had this spring, my husband and I thought we would treat them to new sites. And the sites don't get any better--or crazier--than Boulder, Colorado. In fact, Boulder is like it's own little state. Comments like "Only in Boulder," "That's… Continue reading Unique Boulder
Camping and Writing
It's Sunday, April 1st, as I write this. I saw (or at least noticed) my first Robin today. Watched a squirrel busily building his home. And got all settled into my virtual cabin with my awesome cabin mates at Camp NaNo. It's off to the races. Additional family plans have been added to my calendar… Continue reading Camping and Writing
Social Media – Friend or Foe?
Facebook. Twitter. LinkedIn. Instagram. Tumblr. Snapchat. Pinterest. Flickr. These are only a handful of the dozens of social networking sites and apps. One study predicted the number of those using these sites and apps is likely to cross the 2.6 billion mark by 2018. And here we are. It's 2018. But is the facination with… Continue reading Social Media – Friend or Foe?
Every chance I get, I tell people of the foundation of faith, family, and love on which my parents built their lives. That, in turn, set such a wonderful example for their children and from there, their grandchildren. I went to stay with them for a couple of weeks a while back as my dad… Continue reading Foundations