31 December 2017
(adj.) lively, bold, and full of spirit; cheeky
The word sassy
popped into my head
the moment I saw this pose.
Frankly, I'm not sure I could be
considered sassy -- because I'm
more introverted than not.
Or maybe it's that most don't
get to know or see my sassy side.
I tend to keep a lot hidden!
Hello New Year!
30 December 2017
a little bit
A gorgeous 76 degrees today
in the Valley of the Sun
so I thought I'd share a bit with you!
As for me, I'm tired.
Work has been hellish
but plenty of overtime!
Which I don't want!
I'd rather have more "me" time!
As 2017 comes to a close,
I look forward to a bright new year!
25 December 2017
24 December 2017
23 December 2017
"I love the idea that everyone has a gift to give.
And I believe that the world is waiting for us to give it to them."
After a long stretch of work days,
ahhh, a day off feels so good!
It's been as quiet and peaceful
as it can get ... and that's how I like it!
If you're like me, you avoid all forms
of shopping! I do what I must, but
never any more than that!
Wishing you peace, my friend!
17 December 2017
16 December 2017
“Not believe in Santa Claus!
You might as well not believe in fairies!”
― Francis Pharcellus Church
Children and Christmas, they go together
and when your children are grown and gone,
Christmas becomes different.
Not in a bad way,
Me, I try to find ways to bring a little of the
joy I found being a parent at Christmas time
to my grown kids. Today, I cooked up a huge
batch of spaghetti and took it over to my son's
family, along with a loaf of french bread,
some goooey cupcakes, and gifts.
I wrapped a box of dog treats for their dogs,
I gave my son his favorite jerky and beef stew lunches.
I gave my daughter in law a pair of wonderfully soft
socks, and cute lap blankets for the two teenagers.
(along with a box of Mike and Ike candy!)
I also fixed up a dish of Ghiradelli Peppermint Bark
(and added in some Smirnoff Peppermint Twist).
Simple gifts, wrapped simply,
designed to bring a smile to their faces!
Keeping Christmas simple ... that's me!
12 December 2017
10 December 2017
“So what if you have stretch marks.
So what if you have cellulite.
So what if you don’t have flawless skin.
So what if you don’t have a body
that other people deem to be perfect.
Don’t allow people to define YOUR beauty.
Hold your head up high
and know who YOU are!
DO NOT EVER allow anybody to make you feel
as if you’re NOT enough.
You ARE enough!
― Stephanie Lahart
09 December 2017
are not in
far distant mountains
or in yonder seas;
they are in
your own backyard,
if you but dig for them.
An absolutely gorgeous day
here in the Valley of the Sun.
80 degrees and full of sunshine.
It would be a shame to mar it
with thoughts about anything else!
Happy Weekend, my friend!
07 December 2017
From December, 2012
To be beautiful
means to be yourself.
You don't need to be
accepted by others.
You need to accept
-Thich Nhat Hahn
Life has a way of keeping me
busier than I like!
We've finally hit cool weather
here in the Valley of the Sun.
We barely reach 70 degrees,
and with the winds kicking in
tonight's walk with Sadie was
quite a chilly one,about 55!
Well, chilly for us -- I wore a
long sleeved shirt AND a light jacket!!