Sunday, March 28, 2010

goodbye sweet zephyr

Zephyr means gentle breeze.
Everything about Zephyr was gentle.
Her coo was soft and soothing.
She taught me what it meant to be
harmless, pure...
The peaceful dove has always been a symbol of innocence.
She lived a good, long life.
Doves have a life expectancy
in captivity of 10 to 15 years.
She was with us for nearly 20.
Goodbye, sweet Zephyr.
We'll miss you.
Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
Matthew 10:6

Monday, March 15, 2010

such is life

Last Saturday was a day of mixed emotions
It was my birthday!
my sweet Mom was, and still is, in the hospital.
(It's for this reason, and numerous computer/blogger??glitches...grrr,
that I have been unable to post lately.)
Yesterday she told me she was. ready. to. die.
it was my first birthday without my Dad.
My parents, affectionately known as
"G & G"
(Grammie and Grandad)
used to stop by with coffee
from Dunkin Donuts (my favorite :))
every Saturday morning.

(Occasionally my husband joined us,
but usually he was running
the Youth Basketball League here in town. (His bliss!)

Besides coffee they'd bring
chocolate munchkins for the great grandkids,
muffins for themselves,
and a lemon-filled donut for me!

It was our routine.


still in my pajamas


FAMILY comfortable

We'd catch up on the previous week's activities
and delight in watching my sweet grandkids


and sing

and run

and live

with sweet abandon.

It was always the same.
{Gosh, I haven't had a lemon-filled donut in six months!}

Funny, isn't it, how it's the

that mean so much when they're gone.
I did, however, receive many
gifts and
good wishes
from family
and friends
to bring
sprinklings of joy
to my day.

Don't take life for granted...It is a gift from God...
thank Him for every breath...
P.S. I told the kids in my class that I was celebrating the
24th anniversary of my 29th birthday...
It kinda blew their minds!!!
Remember, they're only 7...
Kinda blows my mind too!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

confessions of a magazine addict

This is the issue of
Jeanne d'Arc Living
that I ordered from Tracey at
It's what was wrapped
so beautifully in the pic
from my last post.
It is SO beautiful and has such gorgeous photography.

You'd think I'd be satisfied with that for a time, now wouldn't you???



I bought these just in the last couple of days...

and I'm still waiting for my next issue of

Victoria, my favorite,

to arrive.

I believe my "problem" stems from the fact that I am a collector of ideas. You just never know when you might come across the perfect snippet of information or inspiration that could transform your life!!!


Sunday, March 7, 2010

giveaway at french larkspur

I'm keeping my fingers crossed
that I'll win the giveaway at
French Larkspur
When I ordered Jeanne D'Arc Living from Tracey I couldn't open it until I had a chance to enjoy and appreciate how nicely it was wrapped...In my opinion, presentation is a gift in itself! Thank you, Tracey, for adding such a special touch to my lovely...As always, if I don't win...I hope you do!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

bluebird blessings

I spotted
of the season
this morning,

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

It feels like starting over...

I stop at Dunkin Donuts to get a coffee on my way to school in the morning. 
I drink my coffee black. 
If I want to drink it right away I have to pop in an ice cube. 
How fun it was to get to school and find heart-shaped ice cubes in the freezer on Valentine's Day!
I couldn't resist posting a few Valentine photos.  I LOVE Valentine's Day!
But...I have not been able to access the internet on my home computer since the end of January! 
To make a long story short, if anything could go wrong,
or if there could be any glitches involved,  there were! 
Suffice to say that I've missed you very much,
and I'm happy to be able to get back in touch!!!
Absence does make the heart grow fonder...
It's late, but,
 I'm looking forward to catching up on all that has been going on
as soon as I can!
Thank you, so much to those of you who have left comments while I've been out of touch. 
It means a great deal to me!