It Is OK

On Monday, I went to see  DR L.

I have known DR L for 30 years.

We talked about politics, weather, ART,

chronic hyperparathyroidism, breast cancer,

surviving breast cancer, diabetes,

the blues and anxiety.

He said that is was OK to be blue.

I have been exercising every day, eating well

and learning to manage diabetes.

{I HATE diabetes}

Larry has been my best supporter and partner

while figuring all this out. He is the best.

 DR L gave me a prescription.

One more pill to take, while this season of my life changes.

I am telling you this because, it is OK.

It is OK for you, me  and anyone we care about, to be blue.

And asking for help is OK.

I leave to walk 3 miles in an hour and it is a beautiful day today.

Remember, it is OK.

Love you.


Go On Drinking Tea

I smile, of course,

and go on drinking tea,

“yet with these April sunsets, that somehow recall

my buried life and Paris in the Spring,

I feel immeasurably at peace and find the world

to be wonderful and youthful, after all.”



Photo: The scarf/shawl I am working on.

Sometimes, you have to sit very still


let life happen around you.

Love you.


In The Balance

What an interesting weekend it was.

Cold weather interfered with well laid plans.

On Saturday,

we ended up at the movies to see a comedy,

with Donald Sutherland.

Photo: At my desk, titled: In The Balance

The movie was  Leisure Seekers.

It is NOT a comedy. Not at all.

Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland are favorites of ours,

the acting was perfect….but the story …..well, not a comedy.

I wish we had investigated more about it before we went…

Yesterday, we went to church,

{and met the most wonderful Reverend

who was a substitute this weekend}

Then off to Dallas, Children’s Theater

to see the play,

Legend of The Bluebonnet.

{with Matilda, Lauren & Josh}

It was such a good production. It had heart.

We came home to Sunday Dinner and Movie.

Pizza, salad and bread. {we even had wine}

We did not watch a movie completely through…

so it does not count.

Last week, I received some wonderful messages.

From wonderful people.

To those of you who reached out and touched me…merci.

Life is a sensitive balance


as we journey forward, we must keep that balance .

We all lose the balance at times….

and that is ok…it happens to all of us.

We must just keep smiling and keep going.

Insert smiley face here!

Love you.


Beyond The Happy

It is Friday and I am feeling  really down.

So, in combat with the blues, today I will knit a scarf.

Using the beautiful blue yarn that I bought in France.

When it is finished, I will sew pearls on it.

Perhaps I will make a dress to match.

Happy Friday.

Love you beyond all things that make us happy.



In The Bag

On Saturday, we went to Matilda’s softball game.

We met her family there,

and Lauren gave us a bag that had goodies in it from a friend.

We had a good day, came home….

but today Lauren called me about the bag.

She asked if I found the bracelet in it.


She told me that Matilda had gotten me a bracelet

and it was in the “goodie Bag”.

{the bag went out in the trash}

I am heartbroken.

Why didn’t I look into the bag better?

You know, being a Grandmother is a rough job.

Photo: Matilda warming up for softball game

Love you.



Lauren’s Birthday and Other Random Thoughts

Photo: Ramen noodles for dinner

Yesterday was my oldest Daughters birthday.

She is a wonderful person, an amazing mother & wife and an artist.

I found myself  thinking back over the years….

Where did the time go?

I am not quite sure where the time went,

but what a wonderful journey it has been.

I am thankful every day for my life and the people who are part of it.

Last night, I made ramen bowls for dinner.

Larry and I sat, talking about the day and Lauren’s birthday.

It was a perfect Monday.

Love you.


Looking Back on Easter Weekend

On Saturday morning,

we went to Matilda’s first softball game.

Her team won.


On Saturday night, we Celebrated Lauren’s birthday with SUSHI!


On Sunday we went to church, took a drive


went to Easter dinner at one of my favorite restaurants.

We sat over wine and a fabulous dinner,

Talking about the weekend and how blessed we are.

I even splurged and had a piece of cake for dessert.

We came home, and I was miserable because I had eaten to much food.

We watched Jesus Christ Superstar



It was a weekend to remember.

Easter 2018.

Love you.


For Spring


Photo: Easter 1987. Lauren left-Jamison right

It has been a lovely week.

The world is preparing for Spring


washing off the winter blues.

Little girls are in sweet dresses

and hunting for colored eggs filled with candy.

The sun is staying high in the sky till late in the evening


irises in the garden are preparing to bloom.

The world is preparing for Spring.

Have a wonderful Easter.

Love you.


Beyond The Pigeon

Photo: Groucho Bird in Paris

This is one of my all-time favorite Paris shots.

There is one focal point,

but with a dozen other things happening around it.

{the weather, the traffic, the Eiffel}

Just like in life.

Yesterday, My Larry and I were talking about that.

We tend to notice the main thing about people,

but honestly, let other “friend” things slide.

{we  never know what things someone is going through}

It upsets me, thinking that maybe a  friend needed  me,

and I never noticed that they were sad, mad, upset or just tired.

I promise to pay attention better,

but you are always welcome to send me an SOS.

There are times when I need a friend too….

so I understand.

It is time to look past the pigeon and notice the world around him.

Love you beyond the moon.