Thursday, September 14, 2017


"Still, what I want in my life is
to be willing to be dazzled - to cast
aside the weight of the facts and maybe
even to float a little above this
difficult world. "

 chalk + bad impulse control=

Because....we all have something
that brings us instant joy, 
and allows us to be *dazzled*.

Wishing you some blissful moments,
and a weekend filled with dazzle. : )


Monday, September 11, 2017


Because...there was an impromptu visit to a ranch,
dust on our shoes,
whinnies and nickers,
and horses.

And that moment, 
when I crouch down and one
comes close, and we are eye to eye.
It. Was. Magical.

" There is something about the outside of a horse
that is good for the inside of a man."

I hope there are some magical moments in your week !!


Thursday, September 7, 2017


Because.... on Monday morning my sweet man and I
headed out to the farm.
Our first stop coffee and donuts.
And now it's Thursday.
This week has flown by.

It is definitely time for a little order to be restored in my life.
Crazy week.
I find myself aimlessly walking around in my jammies
today and it's almost noon.
I guess there is nothing wrong with that. Right ?
I wish I could all day.
I am starting another photography class this afternoon...
so I better get.

Have a good rest of the week !!


Monday, September 4, 2017


Because...riding the waves in a kayak.
water sparkles,
and songs being sang by a three year old,
are always a treat !

" Sing....The world needs your music in it ! "

Happy Labor Day !!


Wednesday, August 30, 2017


I married into a family, that gave me a sister.
Her husband recently passed away, and she has returned home to lay him to rest.
I love that she asked to stay with us.
For a week we have shared our stories our hearts, and our love for God.

sister-in-law Joy

I wish it hadn't taken something so sad
to get this time with her...
but so thankful that we had it.
I have SO appreciated her positive attitude, and her strength.
I admire, the way she makes time for the people she loves,
and her way of letting the people she loves know,
WITHOUT A DOUBT how much they mean to her.
This time has filled me with love, hope, and a certainty
that life IS truly what we make it.
She is an inspiration...
and a Joy. :)
[Love you Joy !]

I hope that you are having a great week...
and know...without a doubt,
that  you are loved too !


Sunday, August 27, 2017


Because..." we need much less than we think
we think we need."

When I have less, it feels like more.
When I put space in my life, 
I live it more fully.
When I live life more fully...
it nourishes my spirit.


Friday, August 25, 2017


Because...he lost his first baby tooth,
and we are having a moment.

They grow up so fast, don't they ? ;)

Happy weekend !!


Tuesday, August 22, 2017


Because... I knocked the hummingbird feeder, which drenched me in sugar water.
I tripped over the goat and was floundering in the grass when the postman delivered the mail.
And did not get a good picture of the eclipse.
[fearful my retinas would suffer next]

Crispy sugar drenched hair ? Scraped knuckles and hurt pride ?
My peeps ?
It was a heck of a day! 
I'll take it.


Monday, August 21, 2017


Because...hubby unexpectedly suggests
I go out on my kayak.
It was just what I wanted...
but I didn't think kayaking alone,
would be much fun.
Sometimes I like being wrong.

I love how he knows what makes me smile.

Here's to things that make us happy !!


Sunday, August 20, 2017


Because...the trails were a bit hot...
it's the weekend. So cycling, good vibes,
and lake views only please.

The best part of getting away with friends ??
You come home fuller, with more love to give.

Hope your heart is feeling full today !!


Friday, August 18, 2017


Because...we've both been a little blah lately.
I am pretty sure part of it is...
we were missing our time on the farm.
So yesterday, we decided to take a little ride on the four-wheeler.
I had hub's drop me off [to give him a little more leg room]
 while he rode around to check his fences and check on the herd.
 I found a nice little spot in the grass to settle on...
 and spent some quality time visiting with the mama's and their babes.

During that time all my worries
just simply seem to fade.
There is something about being there in the moment...
 where I can sit and feel a sense of peace and calm.
 Where I can reconnect with my still, small, inner voice again.
The voice that was being drowned out by all the "must-do's"
"should-do's" and the "have-to's".
Taking a little time to escape to the farm...
 was like hitting a much needed *reset* button for my soul.
Hopefully it hit one on hubby's too. :)

Hope your weekend finds you happy and content !!!



" Still, what I want in my life is to be willing to be dazzled - to cast aside the weight of the facts and maybe even to float a...