Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Spirit :: Journaling

Hello! I am off from work today.
Our district closed the schools
because of the sub-zero temperatures
and crazy blowing winds.

I braved the cold for just a brief moment
and realized why!

This collage made me feel warmth
and sun.
I like the light.

It is inspired, also, by the
wonderful, wonderful
I am reading...(two pages per day):

A Year of Miracles,
Daily Devotions & Reflections
Marianne Williamson.

I hope you check it out.
It speaks to me
but also puts into words
more beautifully,
the thoughts I am thinking lately.

Love to you,

Sunday, January 26, 2014


When I woke up this morning
it was still well below freezing
but the sky was brilliant blue
without a single cloud
and the sun shone so
on the knee-high snow
I almost 

Yes, I keep summer in my heart.
I love to feel the sunshine
on my skin...

Peace and love to you,

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Silence :: Journaling

Sometimes all I need is Silence.

It frees up my mind
allowing me to open to the light.
When I am still,
I can turn off the world's chaos
and feel the sense of order
that is really in the universe, and the love.

{I've been into geometric shapes lately.}


And this is how I wanted to celebrate
my birthday last week:

Andi has already grown!

She is 2 weeks old
and is filling out her newborn sized sleepers!

Oh, I love her so much




and tears well up in my eyes.

my granddaughter.


Sunday, January 19, 2014


I am at a point in my life 
when I am discovering
and learning
so much

...about a lot of things
and about Life

and about myself

I guess I wasn't ready to learn it earlier
but at least I am open now
and am forgiving myself.

I am meant to be
and I am enough.

I just want to learn more.
It is all so miraculous, this life.

Thank you for visiting
and for sharing in my granddaughter love & joy.


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Hello Love :: Journaling

 My new granddaughter is only 3 days old
and I love her
in a bigger way than I can express.

So I guess I am speechless.

...and I can NOT stop smiling.


Sunday, January 12, 2014

Sweet Arrival!

Introducing...baby Andi!

Welcome, Andi!
My daughter Michelle and her husband Kevin
welcome their first baby,
my first grandchild,
 into the world...

Saturday, January 11
at 5:13 a.m.
She weighs 6 lb. 13 ounces.

She is healthy and perfect
and I am beside myself with utter joy!

The proud parents!

New Grampa (my husband, Michael) and new mama!

The definition of awe and love...

Peace! love! Joy!


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Blizzard Bliss...

We are in Western NYS where
 we have official Blizzard conditions
and a State of Emergency
with a driving ban. 
So...hoping Baby to Be
waits til the storm is over now!!

Nesting, cuddling up under warm blankets and quilts
drinking hot coffee
and soon some hot chocolate with gingerbread...
enjoying the blizzard lock-in
as long as the power doesn't go out!

Peace and warmth to you,

Saturday, January 4, 2014


A ways back, it was today's date that I predicted
would be the birth date of my first grand baby.
It's an awesome date, don't you think?!

Well, we are waiting yet...
eagerly, anxiously,

I do not know what
this precious baby will look like
but she will be as beautiful
and as loved
as the sky and the moon and the stars.

My heart swells.


Thursday, January 2, 2014

Just Do It.

Some decisions in life are difficult
so I am remembering
to take my own

Don't stumble on rocks that are behind you.

Ask for true guidance.
Take the leap of faith.


Then, don't look back.


The temperature is 6 degrees F
and dropping.

No, I don't want to go outside!
I am going to snuggle under a blanket,
watch the hockey game on TV,
and read.

(No new baby yet!)