Vacation & Books

If anyone has wondered why I haven’t posted for a while, I’ve been on vacation. Kevin and I took a trip just north of Chicago to visit his birth family. We hadn’t been able to visit in three years. Our time was sweet with family, and we saw all but two. We had missed each … Continue reading Vacation & Books

Friends

Don't you love them? They're the bestest ever! I know, bestest is not a word. But I have the bestest friends. You know the ones that come to your rescue, with excitement even. Some you haven't seen in ages, but when you get together, its like you spoke to them last week instead of five … Continue reading Friends

Sleeping in with Sofie

A crash and subsequent rumblings startled me out of a deep sleep about 5:30 yesterday morning. My husband, already up and awaiting his first cup of coffee, stood in the kitchen, unaware of the commotion behind our bedroom walls. I related what I had heard, and he immediately went into action. Grabbing a flashlight and … Continue reading Sleeping in with Sofie

Sofie, the Weather, & Poetry

Today, I sit with Sofie as she dreams away. Oh, the life of a dog. With a light breeze, our days are warm, a blessing after sweltering 100 + degrees weeks with no central air in the house. We need rain, Lord. The fire season is upon us here in California, and I pray for … Continue reading Sofie, the Weather, & Poetry

Composing

For nearly forty years, composing songs (lyrics and music) has been my gig. Perhaps I will return to this love, but for now, I am enjoying writing poetry and a novel. I've been having a blast writing poetry nearly every day since before National Poetry Month (April.) New forms of poetry are a fascination and … Continue reading Composing

Happy Friday

My hubby and I took a quick week vacation up to Oregon. I must say, it ended way too soon. We enjoyed a lovely but hot Sunday with our daughter in Grants Pass (she cared for our doggie Sofie for the week.) On Monday, we went up to Roseburg and took a scenic drive along … Continue reading Happy Friday

Thursday Thoughts, Friday

Interesting enough, Thursday thoughts did not get posted as usual. I just posted it but I will post here as well. The irony is I spent most of yesterday in the ER. I woke up not feeling well with dizziness and the whole left side of my body tingling. I thought, maybe I slept wrong, … Continue reading Thursday Thoughts, Friday

Living Your Purpose

With a lifetime of loving and studying music, I take joy in entertaining, writing music, collaborating with other artists, and singing various genres of music. These pleasures are incredibly fulfilling. Meeting other musicians is always a joy. Teaching music, especially voice, was a great source of joy as students grasped the techniques and the thrill … Continue reading Living Your Purpose