Be Still

Hubby's back surgery was a success.  We checked into the hospital a little after 6:00 am and were on our way home before noon.  Miracles of modern medicine... The most difficult part of our healing journey now will be keeping Tim still and allowing his body to rest.  No work for at least a month.  Period.  Even though he gently argued and attempted to persuade the doctor and nurse.  No bending. twisting or lifting more than a gallon of milk.  No sitting in a chair for more than 30 minutes at a time.  Like a child, all Tim hears is, "No!...more

Light for our paths

Life. There is never a dull moment in it! If we become quiet and still, to simply observe what is happening around us, it is very entertaining. It is also endearing, sad, hopeful, and every other quality that we know to exist. I ran across a quote recently that helps to bring this point home. Maya Angelou said " “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” Moments that have taken my breath away are simple but so life altering. Here are a few highlights I am sure many people can relate to: ...more
 @HomeRearedChef  Virginia, that sounds like a day of bliss - dirt therapy, done in great ...more


Every day is a blessing to me and the opportunity to take another step forwards along my journey. To make myself better than I was yesterday, to move beyond my expectations and achieve more of my goals....more

7 Women in a House by the Sea

There were 7 of us in the old white house on a rock overlooking the Atlantic Ocean last week. We’d gathered because this is the year we all turn forty. We’d traveled from California, all over New England, a small town in Georgia and New York City to be together. We're single, married and soon-to-be single again. Some of us have kids and some don't. One of us is extremely pregnant. Some of us have high-octane careers. Others of us work at home with our high-octane families, a few of us do both....more

My Puzzle

Hey good people! Well I've made it to LA and of course I've given myself goals to accomplish before I return..One being to conquer the Santa Monica stairs 3 times a week. If you don't know about it look it up..It's a beast! I will get into the others later.  I figured If I tell you all my goals, then I have to do them..right, right.......more