Monday, February 11, 2019


Pudding skin.
mini celeration

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

HP Sprocket - Little Moments

This video was shown in Church this Sunday.

Big Picture - keep investing in people.

Love and encourage all. You never the seeds you plant now and how they will grow later.

Friday, February 01, 2019

Snow Shoe trip to Fabi's Cabin 10th Mountain Hut - Colorado

Tom Yum

Our favorite is Tom Yum Thai Soup. The more mushrooms, cilantro, tomatoes, and onions the better.
I was trying to think of all the places I have had it in Hawaii, Colorado, New Mexico, Ohio, Kansas, Michigan, Georgia... probably more.. Medium Spicy and this week  had Thai sticky rice with it.
This week was Glenwood Springs, CO with old and new friends. Celebration meal from the snow shoe trip. Just what we needed.

Apparently,  I ate it before I deployed for Iraq.
We ate Thai a lot as a family and still do.
The smells and tastes all remind me of that.

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Monday, January 21, 2019


working on my struggle.
It is not easy and almost recognizable.
But this weekend was good.
Sometimes it sneaks up on my as it did when I poured my frosted mini-wheats earlier in the afternoon.

I started reading Tragedy + Time by Adam Cayton-Holland
Worked on homework.
Sent emails.
Soup making.
A little shopping.
fretted only a little.

I had to hang my new favorite artwork.By my favorite person. She named it City on a Hill.

I have been looking at land. In the next 30 days I want to be a land owner.
Personal property.
Just the land.
Just a restart.
We shall see which state where the deed lands. Thank goodness I have options.

and then there is always yoga

Sunday, January 13, 2019

the day

yoga workshop
academy work
soup making
vegetable prep
card writing
and watching Outlander Season Four

The writing in this series is incredible. It actually takes my breath away. I have never thought or read about time travel. But this is brilliant.
I have not read the series but it is on my list Diana Gabaldon has done an incredible job.
They were written in the 1980's.

So, so, so good.

And Season 3 of Victoria just started.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Matti Friedman. Pumpkin Flowers || Матти Фридман. Цветки тыквы

So many acts of kindness I have experienced in the last few weeks.
Last night before while turning out the light on the hotel night stand, I said "I am happy".
That is how I feel in the present. I am happy. I was not during a good part of 2018. I was sad. Not necessarily depressed or miserable just sad. I am hoping that through my actions, steps, and thoughts mirrored with those of others I can continue happiness.
What will I be doing in 2019?
more of the same.
Giving of my time, treasure, and service.
I am still passionate about advancing the status of women, human trafficking, veteran orgs, and refugees.
I want to write more personalized notes to people. Life is a struggle and sometimes it is just good to get good news and encouragement in the mail

Last year I earned a certificate for Anti-Human Trafficking from Vanguard Univ and started the academy.
The academy is a two year process and for now I am committed. I am toying around with a few other ideas.
I would like to start on the 200 hour yoga certificate. Not sure where - not sure how.


Read, read, read some more.

Save. Travel. These two things are in constant competition. Last year I traveled a lot. I was running. Running from something.
Greece, Rome, DC, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Yellowstone, Michigan, Norway, Kansas, and Belize.  Treehouses, resorts, ranches, hotels, spare bedrooms,  and barracks.
I will do more.
I have an Oru kayak that has never been in water for goodness sakes.
I am going to be moving around a bit between CO and NM and a week in NC.
Then I am going to pause and do the Bataan Death March. I am 48 and it is time.
Pray more - Yoga more.
I need to see my people this year. You know who you are.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018


Change and transformation.
Some noticeable. Some not.
Comments from 11 months ago. You have peace and the sweetest aura around you. Wow. Fast-forward to this weekend. Something is wrong. What is going on? You seem upset. I feel like it has been this way for about eight months but then again something from 20 years ago.
Yes, and that too.
The comments explain everything and nothing.

Pictured - Almond Butter, Sliced Apples, Pumpkin Seeds, Honey on Toast.