The End of Another Year

I’m sitting here, typing, and listening to Surfing USA by the Beach Boys, in the middle of my country. You just can’t take the beach out of a Jersey Shore Girl. While contemplating the beginning of another year I must reflect on the last year. There. Done. Now on with the new. We had ourContinue reading “The End of Another Year”

You Want Me To Do What?

It has been a while since I wrote on here. I started this new painting journey and it took me away for a bit. I am back and I am still painting. That has been both fun and scary. I try to relax when I create, otherwise, it becomes drudgery instead of joy. I wantContinue reading “You Want Me To Do What?”

A New Thing

As a child I was encouraged to be creative……sort of encouraged. My mom was a creative person, but her way of encouraging me was to have me watch John Gnagy, our version of Bob Ross. She bought pads and pencils and I was left to figure out if I was able to draw or not. ThatContinue reading “A New Thing”

Js in My Life

The last fews days have taken me into remembering. Remembering times of community with great people. Times where you feel like your family grew to Walton-size or Osmond-size. Times when you felt like you belonged to a family that you always wanted yours to be. Accepted. Loved. Known. The first memory was triggered by aContinue reading “Js in My Life”

Friendship

Friendship is good. We all need to have friends and especially the ones that “get us”. Those kindred spirits. The ones where a spoken word sometimes isn’t necessary, they just know. There are so many levels of friendship.  Some refer to you as their best friend but you hardly know them and somehow they thinkContinue reading “Friendship”

Love is the Key

This season of my life has been hard. I lost my best pup the beginning of November and then came to the close of semester as I wrapped up caring for our youngest grand daughter. I was grieving. Big time. I had cared for our granddaughters for the most of the last five years ofContinue reading “Love is the Key”