Everyday Peace

April 25, 2016 at 6:50 pm (Creative Non- Fiction, Memoir, Poetry, positive thinking) (, , , )

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Keep what is important, let go of what is not.

Always remember, you are not promised tomorrow.

Making today count.

Connecting with old friends.

Surprising mom and dad at one of their old favorite hang outs.

Having lunch at your child’s school.

A sunny afternoon scenic drive.

Planting a family garden.

Date night with your honey.

After dinner walk around the neighborhood.

Library day.

A comfy nook with a good book.

Waking up appreciating what today has to offer.

Some of us have lost our husbands and or children. With the love and support of family and friends and my close walk with Jesus, I have found daily peace in my life.



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Pin Wheels Of Hope

April 19, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Creative Non- Fiction, Life beyond parenting, Memoir, Middle age, Poetry, positive thinking) (, , , , , )



I have written a poem for those who do not have a voice.  child abuse and neglect effects the whole community.



Feeling  Invisible

I feel invisible.

I want to feel like

I belong.

I want to feel like

I am loved.

I want to feel like

I am accepted.


Excerpt of Healing in the Storms




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End Of Summer Fun

August 25, 2015 at 7:31 pm (Creative Non- Fiction, Poetry, Single Parent) (, , )

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Bird watching.

Pillow fort.

Story time at the library.

themed movie night.

Backyard camping.

Nature hike.

Scenic boat cruise.

Flying a kite in the park.

Family mini golf.

Sidewalk chalk.

Eating at a sidewalk cafe.

Kids making dinner.

planting a fall garden.

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Enjoy The Last Bit Of Summer

August 10, 2015 at 7:45 pm (Creative Non- Fiction, Memoir, Middle age, Poetry, Single Parent) (, , )

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The last lazy days of summer before we head back to school.

Have you fulfilled your summer bucket list?

Spending the day at the beach.

Making homemade ice cream with the grandkids.

Going on that long put-off bike ride around a new neighborhood.

Catching up with old friends.

A kid friendly movie marathon complete with pop corn and soda.

Ridding out clothes that the kids outgrown-that time again.

Sorting though last years school supplies and re-using some.

Sitting outside and star gazing-find the big dipper.

Buy and donate one item for a struggling parent.

Finish having the heart attack over August water bill.

Take one last weekend family gathering.

Take plenty of pictures to remember this summer of fun.

Attend one of the last summer concerts in the park.






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July 10, 2015 at 1:59 pm (Memoir, Middle age, Poetry, Single Parent) (, , )

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You are not promised tomorrow,make the most out of today.

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July 8, 2015 at 8:43 pm (Creative Non- Fiction, Memoir, Single Parent, Sons) (, , )

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Being grateful adds to a fulfilling life.

I am grateful every morning that I woke up.

I am grateful for my friends and their ways they make me smile.

am grateful that the many fires are getting under control .

I am grateful for my many readers and thank you for your support.

I am grateful for the kindness of others.

I am grateful that I can still spend time with my mom.

Concerts in the park to enjoy.

A job I enjoy going to everyday.

The times I can go for a leisurely drive and see deer.

I am most grateful to you my readers. Thank you.

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A Personal Bucket List

July 2, 2015 at 9:25 pm (Creative Non- Fiction, Poetry, Single Parent, Sons, Uncategorized) (, , )

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Everyone has one,

Things you want to do before you know kick the bucket so to speak. Here a a few of mine.

Have friends over more often and enjoy their company.

Get my mom out more and enjoy the summer with her.

Stop letting petty circumstances ruin my day.

Take more day trips.

Catch up on that good book .

More afternoon outings at the local street fair.

Making time for concerts in the park.

More girlfriend time defiantly.I miss them.

Taking a scenic river cruise.

Their is no end to our bucket lists you see. take the time to tell your loved ones how much they mean to you daily and spend time with them. I never expected to say goodbye to my 20 year old son in July 2007. Life is too short to be stressed all the time and it has a way of stealing what is most important from you. God bless you all,and thank you for supporting my blog.



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Enjoying The Lazy Days Of Summer

June 28, 2015 at 8:41 pm (Creative Non- Fiction, Life beyond parenting, Memoir, Poetry, Uncategorized) (, , )

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Summer living,

So much to cram pack into a few short weeks.

You can participate in an Iron man competition.

You can be part of Hoop Fest,the biggest basketball competition in the Inland Northwest.

I still like watermelon eating and seed spitting contest.

Making ice cream with those you love for hot summer evenings.

There is Art on the Green.

Take in a summer concert in the park.

Spending the day at the beach with the kids or grand kids.

Pitching a tent in the backyard-ruffing it you know.

Watching the sunset with someone you love.

Fond memories of flying a kite in the local park as a kid.

Backyard swimming parties.

Going on a family bike ride through a different neighborhood.

Taking a rare quiet moment to curl up in the hammock with a good book.

Enjoy what summer has to offer. Just take time to spend it those you love as you never know what tomorrow will bring.I know I say this a lot, but my son died unexpectedly in a tragic car accident in 2007. I treasure the fond memories of being summer living with my son. Have a great summer everyone.


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10 Things I Love About Summer Living

June 17, 2015 at 7:21 pm (Creative Non- Fiction, Memoir, Poetry, Single Parent, Survivor, Uncategorized) (, , , )

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Summer is here! What to do with those summer endless days. Here are a few suggestions.

Eat watermelon with friends, then see who spits the seeds the farthest.

 Spend the day at the beach,see who can build the best sandcastle.

The small towns are alive with car shows and live plays on the green.

Take a scenic boat tour and have a picnic by the shore.

Catch up on your summer reading.

 Make home made ice cream and toppings to go on top.

Take a family bike ride around a different neighborhood.

Let the kids help plant a special summer garden they can take care of.

Sleep outside in tents, listen to the nature sounds around you. 

 Make home made ice cream with the kids.

Sitting outside after a long day and watch the sunset-priceless.

Drinking the first cup of morning coffee on your beautiful deck.


 Have a beautiful summer everyone. Remember to enjoy the season with those you love and don’t let a day go by without telling your loved ones how special they are. You never know what tomorrow may bring.

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Stress Busters

May 26, 2015 at 8:01 pm (Creative Non- Fiction, Memoir, Middle age, Poetry) (, , , )

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Take a walk to clear your head. Not only can you take a break and re-group, it is great exercise.

Put on some soothing music. Stress seems a mile away as you even if for a few minutes.

Take a relaxing shower. Put on one the messaging shower heads to relieve tensions after a busy day.

Pull some weeds( I hear this activity relaxes some folks) And in the end, you have a great looking yard again

because you know now you have to mow and then weed eat and then…

Take a scenic drive somewhere you have not been before. Skip rocks in the lake or go fishing for the afternoon.

Go to the beach. Dip in the waves a few times. People watch.

Go on a nature hike with the kids.Have a picnic by a stream. Let the water melt the stress away.

Plan a nice dinner with friends. you know you have been meaning to do it. Now is the perfect time. it gets your mind off things plus you spend quality time with loved ones.



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