Sunday 30 May 2021

I am good enough

 Those words keep running through my head.  I am good enough, I do deserve nice things.

where did all this come from, I am not sure, but, I think it has to do with getting thrown into care taker role.

Everything I was doing, was for someone else. To make sure that someone was comfortable, full, clean and for as much as I am able happy.

So, I stopped doing anything and everything, that I considered extra.  Things as simple as setting a pretty table, my mind would go to why bother!

So--I declare today step one day.

I am going to make those special napkins, I am going to decorate my little front porch.

I am going to tell myself, I do deserve nice things.

Tuesday 25 May 2021

Lets go Mountain Biking

                Live in the mountains, then get yourself a bike and explore the mountains.

Well, those days have passed for me, but my son really loves being in the mountains and heads there anytime he has a chance.
He really, got back into it, after he injured his back at work.   
The doctor told him to help heal his back and prevent further injury, he should strengthen his core.
He went out and bought this:

And did this

 and this

and even this

People come from miles around just to see our mountain flowers
They put on a real show.

Then you send all your pictures to mom

Monday 24 May 2021

Becoming Minimal

Part of the downsizing process for me, was not to become a minimalist.

In fact, I didn't know there was such a thing.  My daughter was the first to clue me in, when she started 'helping' me.  With her, "you don't really need that mom" talk.

We downsized because of health reasons.  Going from a five bedroom, three bath home, with formal dinning room, to a (gasp) two bedroom two bath home.  Needless to say, in the move a lot of things got tossed!

I confess, I was very upset.  I needed my stuff.   

Not even what I thought of as a home, this move took me to a mobile home.

Pam on her Everydayliving blog had a give away.  A book!  Called!!

Biblical Minimalism.   Even if I didn't win the book and I never win anything, I was going to buy the book.  I felt It was the help I needed in letting go.

If you need a visual of where your things go, that you have hung onto Well, here is just what happens  to all those (treasures)

This is not my place!  Not my mess, I didn't think to say that. I just wanted to say, to all , still hugging your stuff, this is what your kids will deal with.

There were three load like this , taken out.

This must have been the best of the stuff.  You know, the stuff worth saving😕

I am not 'there' yet.  Probably never will be, what I do know is, it is okay to throw it out.

I don't know what made them decided this was worth saving???

again, not mine!

Sunday 23 May 2021


No perfection here!

I have been  working on these pocket prayer quilts for awhile now.

Sometimes they go together pretty easy and other times it is just frustration.

What is a pocket prayer quilt?

It is a tiny quilt measuring 2 inches x 2 inches, with a tiny cross inside.

You can then carry the tiny quilt in your purse or pocket and through out the day, you can hold the tiny quilt, let your fingers find the tiny cross and remember who is in control.

Some were not turning out, without a flaw.

I had to go back and fix the mistake.  Most of it was working with the sewing machine. 

It had no patience for such tiny seams.

As frustration built, I thought isn't this what the cross

is all about?  

Imperfection, is what we all face and the cross gives us

a look at who is perfect.  who is going back and fixing our mistakes.

I am making these for the patient's in the oncology dept. at our local hospital .

I hope they don't mind if there are imperfections in their little quilt. 

I hope these bring some peace and just let people know, they are loved and being prayed for.

Monday 17 May 2021

A few pictures

Birds and Bees

These pictures were taken by my daughter.

She loves photography and always captures the perfect pictures.


These are a few of her pictures.


Thursday 6 May 2021

Garden fail-

So, they say it is good to confess.  So here goes.

I had illusions of having a breath taking garden.  Actually I hardly have 

room to grow weeds!

Although I moved this bulb and it actually grew and bloomed.

Back to the confession.

I purchased a bunch if bulbs, from a school fund raiser.

Remember I had this dream of a lush, garden.

The bulbs arrived, I googled what they were and how to plant them. I made notes, and marked them.  walked my garden space looking for just the right spot!

Planting day came this morning. I dug up the dirt,

scattered the bulbs!😕

That's it!

Wednesday 5 May 2021


 Meet Drusilla

Dog person turned 'cat lady'.

After I lost our sweet, dog Joker, actually my sisters dog. but left in our care.
I thought maybe a trip to the Human society, to check
out puppies and see what they had.

Might as well check out the cat room, while there.
That is where I met Drusilla.
She was a volunteer, release, meaning her owners no longer wanted her.

So, she came home with me!

She really, likes boxes

Even boxes that still have the good in them.

When, she has explored all the boxes, she likes to hang out and discus
what's for dinner and other important events of her day.

A decision I am glad to have made. 

Monday 3 May 2021

The hills come alive

                                                             Paradise for sure

One thing you can count on in the spring, is the hills coming alive.  Arrow-leaf balsam root, covers the hills.  

These plants were a food source for the native Indians, with every part of the plant being edible.

Nothing like being able to enjoy Gods garden.   As you can see, God is a very good gardener.


Saturday 1 May 2021

To begin again

 I stopped writing in the fall, so the spring seems a perfect time to get back at it.

Nothing earth shaking to write about but I do know it is time for me to write again, and that is pretty much all I know right now.

I am just going to relax and see where the Lord takes me.  That in itself, will be a new adventure for me.  I turn over control and quickly take it back.  So, let me say, I am doing my best to just let go.