Tuesday Photo Challenge: Human Spirit

Frank is an amazing photographer {Yoga Tree!} who hosts a weekly photo challenge – are you in? The Human Spirit can be seen in large and small ways. In the spectacular and in the everyday. While I’m always amazed by the spectacular feats of humanity, it’s the small gestures of the everyday that really change the world, change the conversation, and lift us all up. … Continue reading Tuesday Photo Challenge: Human Spirit

100 Word Wednesday: Under Construction

It’s been a long time coming: reworking, saving, debating, compromising. Although it’s not sexy, the long awaited remodel of our Master Bath brings me joy in the anticipation of an updated space. Our previously carpeted, rounded tiles, with very thick, sandy grout lines, was difficult to clean. The green made our faces look sallow; I had fancied painting it several times, but we couldn’t decide. … Continue reading 100 Word Wednesday: Under Construction

Quarter 5/20: Normal CA-125 Reading!

Party On, Wayne! Party On, Garth! My quarterly Cancer Antigen reading was within normal limits – Yay! As part of my Cancer monitoring, I have quarterly blood samples taken and analyzed to determine the amount of CA-125 in my blood. This protein reading can give an indication if the cancer is growing again in my body. Until I am testing for 5 years with normal … Continue reading Quarter 5/20: Normal CA-125 Reading!

TBT: Tones of Home

My love of music, another art of storytelling, revealed…So I’m joining the Throw-Back-Thursdays for a fun look at images, writing, and lyrics….   Sunset on the horizon, so beautiful in this part of the country. The sky not quite captured on my WINPhone10, but the majesty is there. Golden rays, orange to pink sky, and the flatness of the land. The expanses of space that … Continue reading TBT: Tones of Home

Promises: I Love You & I Won’t Leave You

Promises: I Love You I’ve missed being here in this creative writing environment, but life happens. Love waits for no one. When home calls, you go. Simple. Promises made with a heart full of love. Promises kept. Promises unbroken. Promises of the heart are not made lightly. Promises run deep and become the backbone to the relationships which are your family. The family you are … Continue reading Promises: I Love You & I Won’t Leave You

Three Line Tales: Farmers Market

This challenge is hosted by Sonya – @ Only 100 Words –  The idea? 3 lines about the picture, no matter how long or short, but only three lines! Farmers Market Fresh Fish Lovely Lemons Delectable Dinner   I linked up — why not take a whirl, it could be fun for you too! From Sonya, Week 15 Three Line Tales, Guidelines: “Check the TLT page for … Continue reading Three Line Tales: Farmers Market

A ‘Novel’ Writing Class – A Day in the Life!

Hello! Many of you have noticed {I HOPE you’ve missed me!} that I’ve been absent in the past few weeks. I’m teaching a writing class to young adults entitled: A ‘Novel’ Writing Class In this class, we use the NaNoWriMo model of writing in a month to accomplish for ourselves the satisfaction and success Novel Writing can bring! To make the process better for the … Continue reading A ‘Novel’ Writing Class – A Day in the Life!

The sun cometh, the sun taketh away….

Earth Day 2016 Hello from the Pacific Northwest: where it has been sunny and hot and gorgeous all week. Yes, that sentence sucks, but here’s why: It’s been a long week, emotionally and physically. I’ve gardened, taught my children, my writing class, biked, hooped, written, started a half dozen blog posts…when the sun comes out here, we drop nearly all responsibilities and enjoy it. Catching … Continue reading The sun cometh, the sun taketh away….

Home {FFfAW – 62nd Challenge}

For complete challenge guidelines, see the link below 🙂 Home It has been too long since I have returned. I didn’t mean to be gone so long, but the days are long – even if the years are short. I know you wait. Patiently. Longingly. As I go about my days, weeks, months, and years – you stand there, nearly unchanging, for my return. I … Continue reading Home {FFfAW – 62nd Challenge}

100 Word Wednesday: Daddy

100 Word Wednesday is an on-going, not-as-frequent-as-I’d-like post on what I’m into, Flash Non-Fiction, in 100 words. DADDY His confidence in my talent, my dreams, unending. As I grew, he continued to challenge me to be more than I thought I was; giving me confidence, love, to follow my dreams, keep family close, plan for the future. As a woman, mother and wife, he quietly … Continue reading 100 Word Wednesday: Daddy