The first time I saw these trees was in 2013 on a trip to Santa Monica; specifically Palisades Park. They have a few names. I like the name Showy Honey Myrtle the best. I like it much more than its other names; Pink Melaleuca or Australian Tea Tree. They are showy that is for sure. … Continue reading Twistedly Beautiful
I have written about my love of the sea. I've written about how important it is to my soul and my over all well being. My banner shows pictures of the sea. So it should be no surprise that a recent vacation was spent in a house 20 feet from the ocean's edge. Or zero … Continue reading Paradise At the Ocean
Something to ponder. Some thoughts folks may not consider. As she said hearts are in the right place, but ….
I need to make a statement. I want to say it as kindly and gently as possible, but this message really needs to get out there. It’s important. Please hear me with as much grace as you can, because I mean it with all love and gentleness.
My children and I spent hours yesterday sorting the donations that are pouring in. That picture is the mountain we were faced with, and it was still coming. We’re not the only ones. Hundreds (thousands?) of volunteers all across our state are doing the same exact thing. Why? Because your hearts are in theright place.That’s why.
I want to make that abundantly clear. It is beautifully apparent that you are thinking about us and that you want to help us figure this thing out. You are doing anything you can, and that has brought such profound joy to our hearts. I personally…
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Earlier this year I talked about putting on my Big Girl Pants in regards to having to do better at planning for retirement. I also talked about how Italy as always, just keeps tugging at my heart and soul. I knew I just had to go back, but would I be able to? Well, lo … Continue reading The Stars Align
Recently I came to the realization that I had to put my 'big girl pants' on. It was time I started being more of a grown up. I'm talking about, retirement. It is not that far away and I am not ready financially. I waited way too long to get serious about saving money. I'm … Continue reading Growing Up Is Hard To Do
I love to cook but the past 6 months or more, I've become very lazy and just didn't enjoy the whole process as much as I used to. Cooking for one can be a drag right? My diet has been, to say the least, deplorable and I have the added weight gain to prove it. … Continue reading My Take on Home Food Delivery
2016 Fall Color Photos Random property shots out back in the Fall of 2016. A little late in the season to get all the wild flowers, there are over 40 species, there are a few here and there. Earlier in the year the fields are ablaze with color, despite my not being able to see … Continue reading Random Views at Home
My drive to work is 40 minutes each way over back roads in mostly wide open spaces; bean and corn fields. The winds can be fierce in the winter months creating white outs with less than an inch of snow on the ground. Ground outs are also common - at least that's what I call … Continue reading Savannah Acres – My Neck of the Woods
To feel the power of the sea, is and always has been, a driving force that digs deep into my spirit.
A few months ago I had the misfortune of experiencing a scary situation in my home. I fell twice the 2nd time I had blacked out, so I don't remember most of what happened. The end result was a broken wrist that is also impacted and tilted back plus a 5" cut on the back … Continue reading A Freaky Saturday Night