Our Thomas

  This is Thomas. He’s cute, right? I first met Thomas about 5 years ago- it was evening, the sun had set and it was getting cold out- it was November I think. I was driving down a dirt road in pursuit of a “house for sale” sign when I noticed a shivering gray form… Continue reading Our Thomas

The Bell Still Rings For Me (Our Time On Durango’s Polar Express)

The Christmas memories of my childhood include gingerbread boys (courtesy of my grandma,) luminarias (a new mexico tradition,) Christmas lights, lots of feelings of seasonal magic and The Polar Express (the book, not the movie.)   I have children of my own now, and I want then to have the same feelings of wonderment in… Continue reading The Bell Still Rings For Me (Our Time On Durango’s Polar Express)

Christmas Tree Cutting- Photo Journey

  Imagine, if you will, the crisp December air of the mountains of southern Colorado. We were climbing through the National Forest land, tree cutting permit, hats, coats, snacks and darling daughters in tow. James Taylor Pandora filled our ears, and I (of course) sang along to every song. We were on our way to… Continue reading Christmas Tree Cutting- Photo Journey

Poldark Season 2 Finale + Peppermint Drumsticks = My Kinda Night In

I noticed, while cruising the aisles of Safeway a couple weeks ago, that there’s a “limited time only” selection of Peppermint Drumsticks- peppermint and chocolate combined in various ways, one option even includes fudge- you read that right. I didn’t buy said treats right away, but instead mulled over the purchase and waited until post… Continue reading Poldark Season 2 Finale + Peppermint Drumsticks = My Kinda Night In

Recollections of Dreams and Playing Powerball

When I was a child I had a brilliantly vivid dream about being able to breathe under water. I remember how wonderful it was to swim around, exploring the underwater world and breathing without any trouble. I was nervous to breathe in the dream, I knew I wasn’t supposed to breathe under water- that could… Continue reading Recollections of Dreams and Playing Powerball

My Heart, Peace, and Me – A Tale of Loyalty

My heart and I have worked hard to develop a strong and trusting relationship. Paulo Coelho spoke of the importance of the friendship with one’s heart in The Alchemist (1988). I have read this book several times, at least 6 or 7, and I know I’ll pick it up again in the future, I think… Continue reading My Heart, Peace, and Me – A Tale of Loyalty

Handsome is as Handsome Does or Lessons in Attractiveness Through Poldark Season 2

I love a good British period drama, or comedy if it is available, and I am forever a fan of masterpiece theater  (thank you PBS, your programming is a treasure!) If you love Downton Abbey (who doesn’t?) and you haven’t already committed yourself to Poldark, you are missing out. If you are watching it then… Continue reading Handsome is as Handsome Does or Lessons in Attractiveness Through Poldark Season 2

Gold In Colorado

Autumn is here in the mountains of Colorado! Snow has fallen on the high peaks and golden aspen illuminate the surrounding hillsides and valleys. Time to go on an adventure! My family and I took to the country roads and followed them into what I can only describe as a living breathing Bob Ross painting- all… Continue reading Gold In Colorado