Happy Mothers Day – from my garden!

Happy Mother Day….with Garden Flowers 🖤 I had a wonderful Mothers Day yesterday and enjoyed cutting my own bouquet from my garden. I love my irises; they remind me of my grandmother, my mothers mother. Her favorite flower, it reminds me of being a little girl in her garden surrounded by her daughters, including my mother. All strong women who encourage my ‘stubborn streak’, otherwise … Continue reading Happy Mothers Day – from my garden!

Gratitude is an Attitude!

As I wrote about in The Year of Freedom, my cancer diagnosis, surgeries, and recovery changed my life in many ways. While the last few years I’m grateful to have had No Evidence of Disease {NED}, recovering has been a process. Gratitude Journal – the gift of love 💖 I posted this image on my Instagram account of the Gratitude Journal I made for Dale … Continue reading Gratitude is an Attitude!

Christmas Season 2017

During the Christmas Season, we have the tradition of attending many holiday events and activities. Our very good friend, Sumeya, ice skates. We love to see her holiday shows. Singing songs, being outside, enjoying the Season! Our travels have taken us all over the Greater Seattle area. We love seeing the sights! At home we’ve been busy too! Star Wars movies, wrapping presents, trimming tree… … Continue reading Christmas Season 2017

Let’s Talk Turkey

Let’s talk Turkey! We not only talk about gratitude, traditions, and history, but also lies proliferated by the White Man and the impact these have on our existence. My young men have to understand the mistakes other white men have made and be empathetic to the struggles of all of us who are not born white males. My guys are pretty fabulous, but they’ll have … Continue reading Let’s Talk Turkey

Grace and Space through Celebrations

As the holiday season approaches, I am filled with satisfaction of our family rituals. Set in place through years of trials and triumphs, we honor the days, the holidays, the family-togetherness which we’ve come to expect in the everyday as well as the extraordinary. I am reminded of our search for minimalism in a very materialistic world when the fall season rolls in with the … Continue reading Grace and Space through Celebrations

NaNoWriMo 2017

NaNoWriMo 2017 has begun! I hand write my 50,000 + words for the annual November tradition, NaNoWriMo. Writing on average 1667 words per day, I’ll reach my goal by months end. Are you interested in joining me on this writing voyage? I’m considering opening my classroom to other writers for encouragement and support if there is interest! Please let me know in the comments if … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2017

Wind-Up Week 42: 100 Word Wednesday

Image Credit Heather Sanders Week 42 Thanks for stopping by for Week 42 of 100 Word Wednesdays! A special Thank you to Heather who – on faith – allowed me to use her image from her latest Faithsizing newsletter. We are each on our own personal journeys, she shares hers on her blog: HeatherSanders.com Below are our die-hard writers — and I cannot thank them … Continue reading Wind-Up Week 42: 100 Word Wednesday

Relationships

Relationships – Day 3, Inktober 2017 Being vulnerable in relationships outside my family is challenging for me. My gratitude to those who allow me the space and grace to be vulnerable – no facades, unedited, true friendship – these people are invaluable. I am so grateful to my circle of friends with whom I can share coffee, a drink, a laugh or a cry without … Continue reading Relationships