March 24, 2015


I've felt kind of like a bulldozer lately pushing through several projects.

It's never good when everything seems kind of like an emergency,

when it isn't.

I leave you with this quote this week

because it's oh so true.


March 17, 2015

Full Circle

My mama has been doing a little painting. It's something that she has dabbled in over the years and always delights me to see. Especially now that she has chronic macular degeneration and is in her 90's.

We begin life as such sensuous little beings, exploring all that is around us by touch, taste, smell, sight and sound. It's kind of wonderful actually that as life carries on, as we grow old and memories get foggy, that what we are left with, if we are lucky, are our senses, still.

Her 93rd birthday at Sofra.

Life really does come full circle.

In so many ways.

The other day, I can't remember what we were talking about, but my mom made reference to a quote that she has tucked away somewhere. She said, "it says something about the beauty of an older person's smile".

I said, "What??? You never told me about this!"

But she actually has I realized,

just by being who she is.

March 07, 2015


Ain't it the truth.

Thank goodness for the beauty of wisdom as some things that we use to get our knickers twisted over have seemed to quietly faded into the background.

Kind of like finally shaking a nagging cold actually.

Is part of wisdom about getting more conscious about what swirls around us and addressing it in a different way?

I think it is.

I'm suppose to be doing our taxes right now but the blog is such a great way to procrastinate. This and going on Pinterest where I can be swept away into dreamland abyss like nothing else. Pinterest is such a visual, inspirational delight.

Kind of makes me feel like I am in love.

Along with chocolate I must say.

Mr. Fix-It is working tirelessly downstairs reconstructing the layout of our very, very old kitchen. It's almost done. Not a complete renovation, but just a little low-cost sprucing up to get us through a few more years of paying college tuition...

Last night I began replacing the shelf paper in the cabinets and you'd think I had died and gone to heaven.

How much I love repetitive tasks.

And the hint-of-spring sunshine that is gleaming through my windows today.

If you haven't seen this video of the dog singing, it's so adorable. I especially love how his master kisses him.
( you can X out of all the annoying stuff on the video).