Wednesday, March 14, 2018


There are so many things for which to feel grateful.  Sometimes we think about the big things in our lives such as winning a lot of money, having a great date, our children, spouses.  But I have been finding  happiness and gratitude in smaller things.  I love my shower and the hot water streaming down over me.  I love the way the shampoo feels in my hair, and the way the soap feels on my body.  I love the way my bed feels when I crawl into it after a long day.  I am so grateful for the quilts that cover me and keep me warm at night.

I am grateful for my friends and coworkers who love me.  I am grateful that I have comfortable and nice clothes to wear to work.  I am grateful  that I am able to do the dishes, clean the litter box, and do laundry.  I know so many people who would love to be able to do those things.

A minister in a church I belonged to challenged us to stop complaining for 3 weeks.  She suggested turning each complaint into a gratitude.  Grumpiness over having to clean the kitchen then, turns into being grateful to have a kitchen, to have strength to clean it, to have cleaning tools, and gratitude for whatever we cooked that messed the kitchen up.

Count your blessings.  Count your gratitudes.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

A Wrinkle in Time

I have heard about how this book has changed the lives of writers, letting them know for sure they wanted to write, and what kinds of books they wanted to write.  I began reading this book when I was younger, but did not finish.  I recently saw previews for the movie made from this book, and decided to read it.   It is available on Amazon, if you want to prepare for the movie.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Stunning Earrings

Rose gold is becoming more and more popular.  These earrings are stunning!

Monday, March 5, 2018

Enchantments Unicorn Musical Jewelry Box

My daughters, particularly my oldest daughter, loved unicorns when they were little.  I guess some of us still wonder about magical creatures, but the stories about unicorns appearing to the innocent, especially innocent young women, encourage wonder about the unicorns, but also about ourselves.

I know my daughter would have loved this musical jewelry box when she was little.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Crackle Ball Solar Lights

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More Lessons from the Garden

It's been a while since I described a lesson I learned while repotting a plant.  Recently I was pruning some of my plants and wondered what the plants thought about being trimmed.

When pruning a plant before Spring, one removes the ends of the branches, often cutting, trimming to guide the plant to be taller, bushier, thinner, or to take whatever shape is desired.  The thick wood is often trimmed away to make way for more desirable parts of the plants, the leaves, flowers, or fruit.

It occurred to me that we do this in our lives from time to time also.  We cut away the parts of our lives that no longer work for us, the parts that keep us from being the best we can be, thereby allowing the new fragrant flowers and leaves to grow.

Pruning ourselves is not easy, and does not always feel good.  Sometimes what we trim away is pleasurable, but not good for us.  Sometimes we know it is time to leave certain people behind, or certain practices in order to be the best we can be.

Deciding what to prune is a challenge.  Just like when trimming a plant, it's important to trim enough, but not so much that the plant is killed.  Trim just enough to enhance the beauty of that plant, and yourself.

Saturday, February 24, 2018


Roku is a great way for a regular TV to get on the internet and see shows on Netflix, Hulu, or other stations with movies and series.  I love being able to watch shows without commercials.  My Roku has always been dependable and easy to hook up.