Saturday, February 2, 2013

 My soul, which is saved, heathy and happy, and my spirit, which is unquenchable, reside in a earthly body that the Dr. says has cancer. So in a few weeks we'll do a little remodeling on this dwelling. Remove the termite infested deck and possibly replace it with some new perky awnings. Life is good.

Saturday, March 24, 2012


Sometimes, like tonight, I feel that if I don't find a way to get home, and find a way soon, I will cease to exist.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Wind

This is me - this is my life - short and true
This song is me - its my life - short sweet and true.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Good books are Soul Vitamins

The Man Who Killed The Deer - Frank Waters
This book was written in the 40's and is a New Mexico classic. I am ashamed to admit I just read it. It was fantastic! I thoroughly suggest it to anyone who hasn't yet read it. Never, and I do mean never, has an author so painted such a colorful pictures using words.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Six months of silence

Dana and me waiting in line for Albuquerque's Christmas Eve Luminaria Tour.

What if I told you that I took a six month nap? Would you believe me? I did...sort of.
When my position was terminated and I found myself unemployed I spent the next 6 to 8 weeks remodeling my kitchen. Then I sat down for a nap and didn't wake up for a couple of months. I think in reality I might have been disoriented or depressed or at least and most assuredly undisciplined. I found myself resting....a lot....and I think I needed it.

Then at the end of September Dana became ill. He hadn't had a heart attack but was suddenly in need of a quadruple heart bypass. He needed it immediately but had to wait two weeks because of a medication he was on and the need to have it out of his system. Now that it's over with I can tell you that I didn't think he would live long enough to have the surgery. He now admits that he didn't believe he would either.

But in the middle of October he had the surgery and recovered very well. During this time I took over all of our regular duties which took its toll on me. So then I once again felt exhausted and in need of rest.

After everything was said and done we decided to go to New Mexico for Christmas. We were fortunate enough to be able to stay for over a week. Got to spend time with my sisters and their husbands. Got to spend time having my soul nourished by the Sprite of New Mexico.

Now I'm home in Missouri and ready to begin 2012 equipped with the desire / motivation to make this the year I "break out". It's my intention to write and paint like my life depends on it....and maybe it does.