Watermelon Seeds

The sun beamed down on my pale, freckled skin. I was sitting atop a load of fresh hay as the sweet smell of the bales drifted my way.  ...more

Spring is coming...Are we ready? If not, let's get set!

Wow!   Where has the time gone?  I don't know where the rest of you are, but if you are in Scottsdale, Arizona, you are more than likey enjoying the great weather we have been experiencing.  This is my second favorite time of year as it marks the beginning of spring, even if it's just a hint of what's to come.  My first favorite?  Summer, by all means!  I enjoy nothing more than my busy summer days filled with the screams of delighted children who I share my time with as they experience the 'feel good' of accomplishment that comes from conquering ones fear...more

It's only a matter of time

Judging from the weather reports, I am sure that I am not the only one who is sick of the winter and the snow…. I honestly can’t remember a winter that has been so harsh.  The other day, I was emailing with a client who lives in Florida. When I resolved her issue she replied back to me and wrote, “Thanks you very much!!! Keep Warm!!!”  Keep warm? Was she kidding? Didn’t she realize that the entire north feels like the arctic? I couldn’t help myself....more

Summer in Winter

Sunday, January 30, 2011 Summer in Winter Yesterday wa...more

Baby, it's cold outside...

December in New Jersey. Day 6. The Winter Solstice is quickly approaching and it's only getting colder outside. I've heard reports that other portions of the state have had snow already, however I have not. Spring time seems to be an eternity away and all I can do is wait. I'm still freezing. But I'm coping. Perhaps anyone who finds this journal will be able to find it helpful with their survival. ...more

Historic Hallberg Ranch Peach Crisp

Historic Hallberg Ranch Peach Crisp Enjoying the Golden Bounty From The Gold Ridge...more

Hands-On CPR (not for kids)

With summer in the rear view mirror, and winter ahead of us, please remember to keep your attention on your children, where water is present.  It would seem to make sense that with the change in the weather, it is less than likely for a child to find their way to an open body of water.  However, as we may not be spending time playing in the backyard swimming pool, there are still temptations out there, and if anything, as parents we tend to put our guard down this during the winter months....more

Monday Musings: {saying goodbye to summer}

Monday Musings: {saying goodbye to summer}o, don't cry....more

Summer Round Up- Eating!


Beauty has been Here All Along

This weekend I kicked off the damn boots and allowed myself to enjoy the beauty around me. Beauty was right in front of my face. In fact, it’s been here all along.We went camping on Friday night. An event I would typically avoid with many excuses ready to go. I don’t sleep well when I camp.I’m too tired after a long work week.Parker will get up too early.It’s not worth the trouble to get everything ready for one night.I have things to do.What if I have to poop?And so on and so on....more