Saturday, September 24, 2011


I have a new app called Snapseed & I'm having so much fun with it! Can't wait to see what I come up with!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

20 Years

20 years ago today I married my best friend.  Best decision I ever made!  I love that man like no one else...happy anniversary, honey!  Here's to another 20 +.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Feeling Necessary

I have stumbled into a new career of sorts: business adviser. Career is perhaps the wrong word. Hobby fits better. It turns out that I'm pretty good at it, too! I've been helping a friend with her business & enjoying every single bit of it. It is especially exciting that I don't have to worry about all the things I used to worry about as a small business owner: overhead, employees, how am I going to pay my rent, how am I going to order new product. Instead, I get to listen to all the ideas, brainstorm, say no now & again, & dream big. It's so much fun! And after helping my friend, I got to help another friend. Now another has heard what I'm up to & wants me to help with her blog. Frankly, it's pretty awesome! I won't quit my day job, but I am finding myself fulfilled to a level that I had been missing since I sold the store. I feel useful, needed...necessary. And that, my friends, is all I was ever after.

Oh, and I totally have an idea of what to do with all my mad photo skills...stock photography! My Uncle Bob mentioned it to me & I haven't been able to get it out of my head for months now. I have no desire whatsoever to take photos of people, families, weddings. Too much pressure. (the pressure comes from me, by the way). But to take photos of the weird & odd things that already inspire me & make a little money? Best opportunity ever!


Lately I am fascinated by clouds. It's like the clouds have been painted. If I could just reach out and touch them I'm sure they'd feel like oil painting on canvas. The fascination began this summer & is only growing stronger. I don't know if it holds any significance, but it feels like something at the verge of my consciousness. I'm sure it will come to me, but until then I'll just sit back & enjoy the exhibit.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Wonderful Friends

Spent a few lovely hours with my friend Mindy this afternoon. We had lunch & Italian Margaritas at Olive Garden, followed by magazine perusing at Barnes & Noble. Mindy is witty, creative & fun. She makes you think. I have a few really fabulous friends who keep me sane (yes, this us the sane version of me). Mindy is one if them. Thank you for that, Mindy!

Had I been thinking, this would have been a photo of Mindy & I. Instead its our delightful afternoon cocktail.

Today was the day...

I was going to cut processed sugar out of my diet.  You know, like I was supposed to do months ago.  So what did I do today?  I woke up, made coffee & promptly ate the frosting off two cupcakes.
Well, not gonna beat myself up over it...maybe I'll have another.  Tomorrow is a new day, right?

Good times

Kendall & a few of her friends.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


I got an iPhone. And I am in love, love, love with it! I know it's wrong but I just can't help myself! Instagram has made taking photos SO much fun! And listening to podcasts had seriously transformed my life! So forgive me if I post a zillion inane photos...ramble about weird topics I've just discovered...I'm I'm love!


"You is smart.  You is beautiful.  You is important."

Happy Birthday, beautiful girl!  I love you!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

More from the garden

My garden is mostly producing zucchini at an alarming rate.  I think my co-workers are quite tired of the loads of zucchini that I bring in each week.  Finally we are starting to see some other things grow.

Dill, which I did not plant this year.

Kale, that never died off & is from seeds planted last year.

Tomatoes that are finally starting to produce.

Yellow squash that are finally starting to produce.

I love seeing what my garden will produce each year.  You just really never know, do you?