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Holidays Fall Back Like We Can’t Keep Up

In late July of this year, I walked into at least two stores, and to my shock and dismay, I saw the Christmas merchandise on display. In July. I pondered on the why’s of this, and the only reason I could think of as why they would do this is Covid-19. Maybe it is in […]

“I think I can”, puffed the little locomotive…

I’ve written about recently discovering that I am capable of more than I realized. An “I think I can” attitude goes a long way, especially when attempting to accomplish goals with what seems to be impossible tasks. Success may not come quickly, but with persistence and earnest effort, it is possible to realize. No one […]

Nature Calling

Like many other people who have animal companions, ours are not just pets but members of our family. We have two male cats, Vincent and Reese, and a goldfish named Bullet in our household. If things were up to my husband, we would also have a goat, chickens, and many chihuahuas. I adopted Vincent from […]

Bringing In The Equinox

Summer is fading fast here in the desert mountains. Next week the autumnal equinox will arrive on the 24th. The harvests will be underway, and the schools will be firmly seated in their new semester. Soon after the equinox, the leaves will begin turning yellow, and the wind will strip them from the trees. It […]

Summertime Rolls

Summertime is rolling to a close, fighting the cool crisp autumn with a few 97 degree days. The sun is retiring earlier each evening, and the mosquitos are getting vicious. I’ve got the itchy red bumps to prove it. I can feel October patiently waiting for its turn to come around this year. I can’t […]

What Goes Up, Goes Down…Then Sideways

What you gonna do when things go wrong? What you gonna do when it all cracks up? What you gonna do when the Love burns down? What you gonna do when the flames go up? Who is gonna come and turn the tide? What’s it gonna take to make a dream survive? Who’s got the […]

I’m Only Happy When It Rains (Ugh)

Stress came in like a storm and raged for a week or two in August. I tried to prepare for this acute disruption by using artistic avenues while the stress storm was only simmering towards the beginning. This personal crisis ebbed and flowed like the monsoon season we were having. The rain was perpetually coming […]

New Phone Wallpaper Set: Serene Set 1

I prefer to make my phone wallpapers when I am in a calm mood. This particular set reflects one of the serene states I was in earlier this week. This week has been one of the continued family struggles and worries over a relative. I couldn’t sleep for nearly 48 hours a few days ago, […]

Self Realization From Strange Avenues

True enlightenment is nothing but the nature of one’s own self being fully realized. His Holiness the Dalia Lama, Words of Wisdom Cards. On occasion, we realize aspects we hadn’t discovered about ourselves that were previously hidden. I recently realized that I can do more on my own than I thought I could when gaming. […]

Scarf, Scarf!

So slowly, I am finishing up my two crochet projects. One of them is a creation of my accord using a stitch from a book. It is a scarf that I created for spring or fall. I like crocheting my patterns for scarves because I know a few people close to me who wear them. […]

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