Family, Fun

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

Family, Gratitude, Life Lessons, Quotes, Writing

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

Faith and Spirituality, Family, Gratitude, Uncategorized

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

Family, Fun, Nature, Writing

Unique Boulder

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

Family, Fun, Writing

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

Family, Life Lessons, Quotes

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?

Faith and Spirituality, Family, Life Lessons, Quotes

Foundations

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

Faith and Spirituality, Family, Gratitude, Quotes, Writing

Happy Thanksgiving

I participated in a craft and vendor show this past weekend at Harvest Fellowship Church, manning a table with my books. A writer friend of mine was there as well, her table next to mine. I'd been waiting a long time for this event, as it always promises to be a wonderful time and sets… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving

Family, Life Lessons, Writing

Like What You Do; Choose What You Love

What may appear to be a small difference between two things can lead to a significant difference in the ultimate enjoyment of something. Examples that immediately come to mind include: While a cup of coffee from Starbucks and a cup of Folgers are both coffee, there is a distinct difference between the two. Nikon and… Continue reading Like What You Do; Choose What You Love