What About You?

Larry and I talked about yesterdays blog ….


I thought it would be best if I shared a little bit about myself,

a few things that I believe make me who I am.


Portrait by Granddaughter Matilda

I married the love of my life in 1977.

I am 64 years old, love my age and life.

I was sexually attacked one year and one month after I married Larry.

I am the middle of three daughters.

I have two daughters and one granddaughter.

I am a Christian and each morning, I read a devotional.

I consider myself an ARTist because I sell my paintings.

My Mothers death was a profound time in my life.

My father disinherited me, saying that I did not RSVP a party in time.

My Sisters are not in my life. {See above}

My Larry is my best friend and love.

I most likely will never own another dog.

My celebrity crush is Van Morrison.

My favorite song {one of 4 favorites} is Celtic New Year

Link to Celtic New Year

It makes me happy to be creative.

Rude people make me very angry.

I am a breast cancer survivor.

Please do not assume  we are friends. {I learned a lot from my sisters}

I have the BEST friends in the world and they know who they are.

I love my simple life.

I love my family.

I believe that if you smile, just smile, you can touch someones soul.

I think that I am about finished.

What about you? What makes you, you?

Love you.


To Know You

Photo: 6 of my 75 Bitters Bottles. Do you know I collect bitters bottles?

I am always ashamed at what I do not know about someone.

Being an empathetic person has always been a goal….

but I am ashamed to admit that

my energy sometimes over-rules my

“getting to know you” gene.


I was texting with a friend last week

and learned something about her I had never known.

{and I have known her for over ten years}

I felt ashamed and made a promise to myself

that in the future,

I will be more observant and listen better.

Is there  something about you that people do not know?

No deep, dark secret, just a sweet fact that makes you who you are?

Love you.


Dear Karen~ Oh, The Gift

Dear Karen.

Larry ran across the parking lot

waving the gift and yelling: Stop! Stop!

But, you  and John were gone.

I am so sorry that I forgot all about it.

Photo: Karen’s Gift

I was thinking about our dinner with you and John

and it certainly was a gift to us.

Did the visit go fast or was it my imagination?

Do you know what else was a gift?


Photo: Mandarin Orange cake

I am off to the Mailing Room to mail your gift!

Love you.



The Visitor

Photo: Sunrise At the Lake.  Exercising.

On warm mornings at the lake,

I concentrate on walking very fast.

Some mornings, on the West side of the lake,

between two trees,

hundreds of dragonflies fly above my head.


 I always stop to watch their dance.

I have never seen so many dragonflies in one place before


this has happened about 4 different times over the summer.

Please don’t give me a scientific explanation,

a friend sent this to me. This is what I believe….

I wonder who visited me  this summer?

What do YOU believe?

Love you.


New Adventures

Photo: by robin: Paris Picnic With My Larry 2017

Last week, my old red point and shoot camera died.

Needless to say,

I am cleaning out the photo card

{photo above was on the card}


getting ready for a new camera.

Larry picked out the  camera


said it would be delivered today.

I am a bit sad to lose Old Red

but looking forward to  creative adventures with

a new camera.

Besides, I ADORE Amazon deliveries.

Love you.