It’s the little things

There is a quote from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that I apply to my daily life: “It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.” Today while walking on the dirt roads that surround my house, as always I admire the big and small beauty around me.Continue reading “It’s the little things”

Managing physical pain

“When you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.” I’ve been struggling with a knee injury since February. My ski season ended sadly on 2/21/17. Some days I’m almost pain free. Other days, no amount of Advil, arnica, Icy Hot, and rest are enough. There are days where evenContinue reading “Managing physical pain”

Ten years

Ten years ago today, in an outlet mall parking lot, I met a man. It’s been a a roller coaster ride in every way imaginable. Full disclosure: I love roller coasters! What’s special? He makes me laugh every day and he knows how important this is to me. He says things just for the purposeContinue reading “Ten years”

Solar Eclipse

The 360 view from the highest point right by my house was the perfect place to watch the eclipse. There were some clouds, which interfered marginally with seeing the the entire eclipse but didn’t interfere with my enjoyment. The exquisite shade of orange as seen through my NASA approved viewing glasses, the changing image asContinue reading “Solar Eclipse”

Riley’s birthday

I’m celebrating Riley’s 15th birthday without him. He isn’t here …. except in my Facebook memories, as my screensaver, the picture on my refrigerator, in my heart, and the tears rolling down my cheeks. This picture was part of a charity event at a shelter. I didn’t normally dress him up but I recently cameContinue reading “Riley’s birthday”

Music is life

Check out "I'm Your Captain/Closer To Home (Medley)" by Grand Funk Railroad on Amazon Music. https://music.amazon.com/albums/B000TEPITA?do=play&trackAsin=B000TDWUV0&ref=dm_sh_YIeFeoqUVlssCFhbK4FZ5UteYSpending some time today indulging myself listening to music that transports me to a vivid memory of a time and place and those I shared it with. Music is the only thing powerful enough to make you remember every detailContinue reading “Music is life”

Frightening pictures from Charlottesville

I have been reading and watching the news from Charlottesville this weekend and am saddened for my country. It's never okay to promote violence, especially in the name of racism and religious discrimination. It is not patriotic to spew hate and embrace the racist symbols of the south. We are better than that. How doesContinue reading “Frightening pictures from Charlottesville”