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Time....
Wednesday, June 05, 2019      8 comments

They say it takes a village to make things happen. I have to agree completely. Prepping for cervical surgery next week, a three level neck fusion has been quite interesting. This morning I got a call from my nurse navigator, Stephanie. She ... Read more
Currently Current....
Sunday, June 02, 2019      10 comments

The days are going by faster than I want them to. The 13th, the day of my spine surgery will be here in a blink of an eye. Preparing is mind boggling because I am somewhat OCD organizing, I want to know that my home is well stocked beforehand. ... Read more
The Ride...
Monday, May 20, 2019      13 comments

Ordinarily, I enjoy blogging as much as I can. There is a freedom about writing, clicking the keys in a rhythm puts me in a relaxing zone. Sometimes it just as simple as jotting down what keeps me up at night, letting go of mindless chatter that... Read more
June.
Thursday, May 16, 2019      13 comments

It’s the middle of May and here in Northern California, rain and wind that is absolutely unusual for this time of the year. No one can guess anymore what the weather will be due to the climate change. It feels like winter and just a couple of d... Read more
Currently Current....
Saturday, May 04, 2019      10 comments

As fast as spring arrived, it is seemingly going by ever so quickly. Soon will be summer, sticky hands from melting slurpy popsicles, sunburn noses and freckled cheeks. Yes, the lazy calm days of summer will be upon us before we know it. Ti... Read more
Clearing...
Sunday, April 28, 2019      7 comments

I really am a huge proponent of constantly thinking deeply about things I keep. Say for example: my closet. Lately I have been slowly “thinning out” my wardrobe, clothes that I haven’t worn, clothes that I don’t think I will ever wear and clothe... Read more
My Current
Saturday, April 27, 2019      5 comments

I don’t think I am one that follows the “current.” I just always have done what my heart and mind tells me, never really worrying about other people’s reaction. Actually, in my adult life, what people thought of me never seem to be a priority as... Read more
Simple
Friday, April 26, 2019      8 comments

Life is all about simple pleasures. Even though I have had my bout of bad news the past few days, I just can’t get over how beautiful everything is around here. These trees that look similar to Crepe Myrtles with their striking pink flowers that... Read more
Bummer.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019      15 comments

I just spend the morning with an orthopedic surgeon and found out I am a candidate for a double cervical fusion (my second time around) and unfortunately my back as well. Double the fun, eh? Two surgeries for two different issues. I need to take... Read more
Escape.
Monday, April 22, 2019      16 comments

One of the things I love most about my cottage is its hidden secret, the garden. I don’t claim I am a gardener of any type, but its hidden by a high surrounding wooden fence. It is basically totally concealed. If you didn’t know it was there, yo... Read more
I Am.
Saturday, April 20, 2019      10 comments

Blue sky and breeze greeted me this morning. Jasmine flowers are on the verge of blooming along with the wild honey-suckle that grows everywhere around here. When that happens, the fragrance is magical. Of all things I love in life, famil... Read more
Choices...
Friday, April 19, 2019      10 comments

Generally speaking, I am pretty confident gal that has made a life for myself that I thoroughly enjoy. I am without drama in my life and I think that is why I feel content and truly serene most of the time. I learn from mistakes and that for me... Read more
And so....
Thursday, April 18, 2019      9 comments

We have spring weather today. In the 70’s so I spent 5 hours planting my container plants with annuals and perennials; my back is paying for it. And now the dog wants his afternoon walk and I can barely move. I walked 4 miles this morning; I cou... Read more
Just Saying...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019      11 comments

I try so hard not to be judgmental but sometimes it becomes truly impossible to hold back. I read that a few Spark members were upset because the Notre-Dame fire took away their precious “Soap Time” on their television. Seriously? Something so a... Read more
YOU.
Monday, April 15, 2019      10 comments

There is something emotionally jarring about living life with a goal to reach. There is something so poignant knowing that you are doing something for yourself and truly for no other reason. Undoubtedly you have family members that you would lik... Read more

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