I Can and I Will

For several years now my need to write and share hasn’t been foremost in my mind like it was when I began blogging. I developed Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, a life altering illness, and for a time writing was not one of my priorities. It seemed more important to use whatever small parcel of energy allowed […]


If you want to be happy, give something away

I found this poem while going through a Christmas book that was given to my mother by one of her friends.  I quite liked its message and thought I would like to pass it along. Old Gentleman Gray … Author Unknown Said Old Gentleman Gray, “On Christmas Day, if you want to be happy give […]

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The 4th Memory of Christmas, Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

     Beautiful music stirs my arms to goose bumps. Maybe that’s why I always feel cold. One of the most challenging things I’ve done with my musical talent is participating in an organ/piano duet from Handel’s “Messiah” while Dad directed the Draper 4th Ward choir. Dad committed mother and I to do it long before […]


Peace In Our Hearts

       Water retention is an ongoing problem with me and I often take my rings and watch off, put my watch band through the rings, then shut the clasp and put them in my travel jewelry box for safe keeping.    So I didn’t think anything of it when I was shopping and  subconsciously ran my […]


Over The River and Through The Woods …

It is literally over the river and through the woods to this Grandmother’s house in Duval, Washington.    I can just picture it from the viewpoint of sitting in a sleigh with a horse high stepping it to the jingling cascade of Christmas bells.    Of course, I would be tucked beneath several layers of warm blankets, […]


The Rest of The Story

I doubt it has even crossed your mind to wonder what was wrong with the van … but you still get to hear “the rest of the story”. The van had a little doohickey that needed adjusted.    The man called us and said we could either get a new part that would be around $200 […]


Today It was Costco or Bust …

Since today was a Costco day I went all out.   Even though it takes me twice as long to get beautified … I went for it.   No holds barred.   I even pulled out the ceramic hair straightener … I mean we’re talking BEAUTIFIED with eyebrows and a touch of mascara …  the whole schmole.  We […]


I’m blessed indeed; the world is mine …

I’ve been hearing some of the words of the following poem in my mind today.   It’s been one of my favorite poems since I was just a little girl.    The other thing that has been in my mind is a picture of  Albrecht Durer’s Praying Hands.     Mother gave me a small copy of this the […]


When I’m Sixty Four

Monday, January 10, 2011       So today is my sixty-fourth birthday and Lynn has been singing this old Beatle’s song under his breath all day: The song was written by Paul McCartney of the Beatles when he was just sixteen years old and it apparently was inspired by his “lover”. I can’t imagine having a […]


Hallelujah Chorus at a food court

Treat yourself to a wonderful five minutes that will put chills up and down your spine from a flash mob event that took place in a food court at a large shopping mall. I don’t know where this powerful event took place, but oh how I wish I would have been there to hear this […]