Saturday, April 25, 2009

staircase to somewhere

the sign says "no"
but it's ever so small
one could easily step over it
would you?

I wouldn't because all signs must be obeyed. That is how I was brought up and I would be afraid to ignore the signs message, but... I would wonder where it lead to? I can see myself with children, pointing out the staircase and making them read the sign out loud. Later, while tucking them in bed, I would weave a fine tale and paint their imaginations with adventure and priceless treasure. I would leave the story open ended so that they could add their own magic to it. Then, much later on, I would have to frame the picture and give it to them as a gift...a reminder of our time together.

the sign says "no"
but it's ever so small
one could easily step over it
would you?

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

happens every day

This past week I had the blessing of spending it with my daughter Angela. Some real quality momma/daughter time...this does not happen every day. I wish it was able to happen more than it does, but I'll take a few days here and there when we can.
We did do some site seeing in San Francisco and the flora that grows there is mind blowing. Especially the succulents, they thrive off of that crisp sea does my daughter :)
This flower grew from one of them and it was huge. These pictures don't do them justice. Their sizes are amazing.

With summer peeking around the corner, I always begin thinking of the books I want to read. "Happens Every Day" by Isabel Gillies is a fabulous read. She is laugh out loud funny and had me crying in the same chapter. I enjoyed her contagious positive attitudes during the most heart breaking of moments and the very powerful humility that defines her. Notice how I didn't give you the plot? This ones worth picking up. What books do you recommend?

Friday, April 10, 2009


This is not about the desk, or the tea and the computer on the desk. This is not about the room, or the lighting. This is about the peaceful background sounds of someone else cleaning your house. Yes, I have a wonderful cleaning lady, scrubbing bathrooms, vacuuming, dusting and doing all the things that I would rather not be doing. I am a happy girl.

So, I get to sit here in my peaceful studio, bathed in the low lights around me and catch up on some correspondence. Family is gathering for Easter and my daughter will be arriving with her boyfriend to spend the weekend with us. Good food will be made and love will be shared.

I have already heard my Easter blessing... while in class, during an experiment, Mark found out that he has some rather high levels of white blood cells. He visited the campus nurse and she immediately ordered all kinds of tests, but assured him that most of it will be just routine. He may have a slight infection somewhere that needs attention. We were chatting about all of this information and I said to him,

"You know honey, your Momma prays for you every day of your life, so I think your Guardian Angels are on the ball doing their job." He then said to me,

"I heard a saying that has stuck with me all week long, 'Coincidences are just God's way of answering your prayers undercover'"

Little does Mark know that I got off the phone and wept. He may be 27 years old, but to me he is still that big brown eyed vulnerable trusting soul that is always searching for his Heavenly Father to prove himself. So, I am still basking in that peaceful conversation and thanking God for good housekeepers. I am a happy momma too.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

jokes on me

So, I woke up this morning to sunshine and clear skies.
Left for the dentist in a light skirt and top.
While sitting in the chair it began to pour.
Not just your average poured and poured!
My dental hygienist said, "Talk about April showers!"
and I smiled to myself.
The joke was on me
as I entered my car soaking wet.
Nature heard me complain
and decided to prove me wrong :)

Here are some of the flowers in my yard
that benefited from such a gripe.

Have you recently been caught in the rain?