Planning & Preparations, Thoughts & Musings

Postponed…

We knew that it was a strong possibility, but still held onto the hope that the virus would be under control by now. Instead, the numbers of new cases are rising each day and it's becoming more and more dangerous to leave the house. The states between Ohio and Colorado also have "shelter in place"… Continue reading Postponed…

Planning & Preparations, Thoughts & Musings

Deep breaths…

Ofelia is so cute. It's funny how I can think of so many things to write about and when I finally sit in front of this page it all flies out of my head. I can give some updates, though. Therapy has been postponed. This particular therapist wasn't helping me. I wasn't trying to end… Continue reading Deep breaths…

Thoughts & Musings, Woman Rising

One more step forward…

Eclipse, August 2017ce It's been a long while, hasn't it? I've missed writing to you, even though I don't know most of you. Hello to KT, who I see reads my posts every once in a while, I'm holding you & your mom in my heart. Hello to E, who I miss, though we only… Continue reading One more step forward…

Thoughts & Musings

A year…

A year ago I was helping a friend to dig up dozens of plants from her yard so that I could bring them back to Ohio with me. I had changed my plans on traveling in order to have a "central" location in Anthony's place, then travel more without everything that I owned packed into… Continue reading A year…

Kitchen Stuff, Miscellaneous

Cookies!

It's not often that I feel the urge to bake, but I did yesterday and want to share that recipe with you. Ingredients Add-ins 2 ΒΌ cups of all purpose flour 1 package chocolate chips 1 tsp salt (use half if you're using salted butter)1 cup walnut pieces 1 tsp baking soda1 cup pecan pieces… Continue reading Cookies!

Thoughts & Musings

Ghosts and towns…

Picture taken about 35 years ago in Arizona. "But things like this they had to pass, Sunk in the sand on the Arkansas, This rosewood sofa that clutched the sun With every foot a gryphon's claw; The saw it shining far ahead, They turned to see it far behind, And dreamed of men who dared… Continue reading Ghosts and towns…

Thoughts & Musings, Woman Rising

Rising…

There was a time when I would find interest in something and jump in with both feet, no hesitation. Crafts, books, foods, ideas, and so much more. Counted cross stitch? I found the most intricate pattern I could find and worked on it for hours at a time. Model cars? I had fine brushes to… Continue reading Rising…

Planning & Preparations, Thoughts & Musings

Depth and more…

First, there is a super special announcement in the Nest! I'm going to be a Nana this summer! My daughter (who turned 22 today) is expecting her first child. She & her husband haven't been specifically trying, but they stopped avoiding pregnancy (with the implant) in June of this year. Yes, there will certainly be… Continue reading Depth and more…

Thoughts & Musings

Ancestors and more

A few months ago, Brianna chose to participate in the Ancestry.com DNA testing. I thought it would be interesting to find out "what she's made of" since there isn't really a way for us to know for certain who her father was. (For those who don't know, I was in a relationship, but was also… Continue reading Ancestors and more