November 28, 2015

make a joyful noise!

a joyful dream
i remember when i was young and thinking that my mom was really old. thinking back now, i imagine she was only in her 40's.  today she turns 80 and i'd doubt if anyone would guess such. i know i could not keep up with her and her schedule!

i celebrate her. the life she is living. always with a ready give. mother to many, friend to most.

happy birthday mom! may your day be full of joyful noise!

November 26, 2015

sweetest blessings

“Those blessings are sweetest that are won with prayer and worn with thanks.” ~Goodwin

...he loves me
Happy Thanksgiving! 
May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!
~Grandpa Jones

November 22, 2015


'maybe it is true,
maybe we don't know what we have until we have lost it.
bloomingfield of love and joy
maybe it is also true
that we don't know
what we are missing
until we find it.'

November 20, 2015

trusting Frankenstein

A Girl, a Boy, and a Graveyard by Jeremy Messersmith

 Lucy takes the long way home
Meets me in a field of stone
She says I don't know how I'm supposed to feel
My body's cold but guts a twist in steel
the paw
And I feel like I'm some kind of Frankenstein
Waiting for a shock to bring me back to life
But I don't wanna spend all my time
Waiting for lighting to strike
So underneath the concrete sky
Lucy puts her hand in mine
She says life's a game we are meant to lose
Stick by me and I with stick by you
'Cause I'm like a princess waiting in a castle high
Waiting for a kiss to bring me back to life
But I don't wanna spend my time
Waiting for just another guy

November 17, 2015

at least once

mona dances with the moon
“we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.”~nietzsche

November 14, 2015

take your brain with


follow your heart, 
but take your brain with you...

November 11, 2015

loved and were loved

yours to hold high
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, 
and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields. ~Major John McCrae

check out this link to learn the story behind the remembrance poppy...a great read!

November 9, 2015

you'd be a fool to miss it...

“Go outside. Don’t tell anyone and don’t bring your phone. Start walking and keep walking until you no longer know the road like the palm of your hand, because we walk the same roads day in and day out, to the bus and back home and we cease to see.

journey with jim
We walk in our sleep and teach our muscles to work without thinking and I dare you to walk where you have not yet walked and I dare you to notice. Don’t try to get anything out of it, because you won’t. Don’t try to make use of it, because you can’t. And that’s the point. Just walk, see, sit down if you like. And be. Just be, whatever you are with whatever you have, and realize that that is enough to be happy.
There’s a whole world out there, right outside your window. You’d be a fool to miss it.” ~Charlotte Eriksson

November 6, 2015

once you become one

Grandmother Quotes:

My grandkids believe I’m the oldest thing in the world. 
And after two or three hours with them, I believe it, too. ~Gene Perret

My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. 
he’s ninety-seven now, 
and we don’t know where 
the hell she is. ~Ellen DeGeneres

I loved their home. Everything smelled older, worn but safe; 
the food aroma had baked 
itself into the furniture. ~Susan Strasberg
My grandmother is over eighty and still doesn’t need glasses.  Drinks right out of the bottle. ~Henry Youngman

It’s amazing how grandparents 
seem so young 
once you become one. ~Author Unknown

November 2, 2015

when trees blush

the making of autumn blaze
Ah, yes, autumn, when the trees blush at the thought of stripping naked in public. ~Robert Brault

sleeping beauty

sleeping beauty
'the beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries...her beauty must be seen from her eyes...where love resides.' ~ hepburn

i pink i can!

i pink i can!
the more you believe in yourself, the more the world believes in you. ~zapata

once a patriots dream

once a patriots dream
'The stars and stripes were fluttering bright against the rain, clear blue overhead, and their minds were saying the words before their ears heard them.' ~wilder

big love

big love
when in doubt, choose love. ~unknown

dancing queen

dancing queen
'those who dance are considered insane by those who don't hear the music' ~unknown

sin miedos (without fear)

sin miedos (without fear)
do one thing every day that scares you! ~eleanor roosevelt

wish upon my wings

wish upon my wings
just when the caterpillar thought the world was coming to an end, it became a butterfly!

the crossroads

the crossroads
'you are now at a crossroads...make the most important decision you will ever make. forget your past...don't think about who you have been...who have you decided to become? make this decision consciously. make it carefully. make it powerfully.' ~tony robbins


'you are only afraid if you are not in harmony with yourself' ~hesse

lollipops for ayla

lollipops for ayla
'sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile is the source of your joy.' ~ thich nhat hanh

journey with jim

journey with jim
' is the journey that matters, in the end.' ~ hemingway

confetti susan

confetti susan
' yourself and the world will love you!' ~mercree