Where would you find the best smile on this Mona Lisa?

Speeding down the lake with her captain of many years.  The wind blowing her dark curly hair and the smell of fish and stink bait all around.

Sadly that adventure ended late last year when her captain got sicker.  This year is proving to be even tougher. He doesn’t even think about attempts of going out on the boat. She could fish off the neighborhood lakes but it’s truly NOT the same as wind blowing her dark curly hair around.

Please don’t take for granted the wind blowing in your hair. Don’t forget to let others know you ❤.


Music 🎶Challenge

#Challenge #Music #day 16

First of all I truly apologize to my followers. As a Caregiver taking care of spouse with lung disease I tend to put myself on back burner as they say.  

Day 16 is a song about Alcohol and drugs. This song hits home for so many reasons. 





It reminds me of struggles my parents went through and some very close family and friends. 

Off the Grid Vacation

As midnight approaches; while sitting on the deck. Wind blowing through her hair and lighting in the sky, frogs and crickets competing for their chance to make sounds. She thinks about her time off the grid as refreshing.  Catching up on books and movies while lounging in bed. 


Although watering the garden is a daily pastime she took each morning as a chance to watch nature. The birds flying in and out near by trees . Woodpecker far off in the distance. Squirrels snatching the bird seed her husband throughs out. Nature is there every day if she’s just still.


She’s very excited to have her sewing room close to being done.  Downsizing twice in five years put a damper on this passion she taught herself many moons ago.


Writing haunted her every mood. Ideas poured in and out of her mind. Every book or movie caused inspiration. The internet is a part of life no doubt but you can learn four things if you take time away.


1. Be still…..Nature is full of wonder if you’re still and quiet.

2. Respark a passion…..sewing and even drawing or writing can be brought back to life when you can focus.

3. Caregivers need time also…..if you take care ❤ of someone 24/7 and never think of yourself life gets annoyingly overwhelmed.

4. Internet will be there no doubt…..this lesson is harder on some more than others. I apologize if you are one this offends but God didn’t create humans to sit in front of a device all the time. Get out and move. Enjoy life it is full of Adventures.


Person behind the Pen

As I sip my second cup of tea ☕on this Wednesday morning and search for a prompt to inspire more writing this song comes on the 📻. “Who are you When I’m not looking “by Blake Shelton  

Who is the person behind the pen?

There aren’t many secrets if you get me to open up because ” I wear my life” Jo dee Messina 



My life is like a scrapbook, changes almost everyday. Life is an adventure in my opinion and each up and down makes me that much stronger.

Getting back to The person behind the pen. She likes quiet mornings but actually is not a morning person. She’s always been a night owl and doesn’t see that changing.

The person behind the pen loves to write and journal but the mood needs to be right. Music 🎶 is a favorite past time. She likes it Loud in the car 🚗 and quiet when alone. 

The person behind the pen doesn’t always hold it together like a pair of bookends but she doesn’t let it show.😊