Tale of Two Bugs: Weekly Photo Challenge

I took this picture with my phone when my husband and I were on a lovely trip to Vermont.  We were enjoying breakfast at the local diner and this bug joined us.  The sun hadn't yet come around to the window boxes so it was easy to get up close and personal! Check Out These … Continue reading Tale of Two Bugs: Weekly Photo Challenge

As Summer Winds Down

I was wondering when we'd see a writing prompt about the beginning of the school year; here's today's:  As a kid, were you happy or anxious about going back to school? Now that you’re older, how has your attitude toward the end of the summer evolved? I loved going back to school for most of … Continue reading As Summer Winds Down

A Week Ago, This Happened

A week ago I was in my doctor's office, the result of chest pains and anxiety.  It'd been going on for several days, maybe a week or so; and I knew that if I was feeling poorly on the weekend and not just at work, something was not right. A week ago my doc ordered … Continue reading A Week Ago, This Happened

Into the Fray In the Garden

The photo challenge posted last Friday, Fray, make me think about your garden, again.  A picture from the beginning of the growing season shows the grapevines as they snaked their way along the garage.  The second shot shows full, lush leaves that crawl well beyond the frame holding them up now that several months have … Continue reading Into the Fray In the Garden

Positivity Doesn’t Need To Be A Challenge

I finished my daily Thank You postings last Monday and spent this week not writing, but thinking about what to write.  I've landed on an approach I think will work for the next 365 days.  I want to use my blog as a way to share gratitude and positivity; stories, ideas, insights--things I come across that strike … Continue reading Positivity Doesn’t Need To Be A Challenge

525,600 Minutes: How Did I Measure My Year?

When I started thinking about how to frame this last post of my "year", all I could hear in my head was this song from RENT.  I've never seen the movie or play; I just am always so moved by this particular song.  The hair on my arms and the back of my neck practically … Continue reading 525,600 Minutes: How Did I Measure My Year?

The Post That Started It ALL!

I originally posted this as the first entry of my year-long crusade to thank someone every day.  Tomorrow will be my last post, and I'm still working on it!  Please enjoy this one today; I can hardly believe how quickly this year has gone by! ************************************************* The idea for this blog has rumbled in my … Continue reading The Post That Started It ALL!

When Your Kids Go Back to School, Thank a Teacher

School starts soon, I know this not only because of the date, but because everything is about the back to school sales--regardless of the type of store (remember this commercial from Staples?).  The second post of my blog was to thank some of my favorite teachers.  If you haven't' thanked a teacher, either your own … Continue reading When Your Kids Go Back to School, Thank a Teacher

Do You Know How To Polka?

Isn't that a great word: polka?!  Today's writing prompt is about words that sound like the thing they describe (personal favorites: puffin; bulbous; fidgeting). The prompt conveniently fits with my theme for next couple of days. As I come to the close of my year of thanks, I'm reposting the first 7 blogs I wrote--this was my … Continue reading Do You Know How To Polka?

Before It Took a Village

Before the idea of "it takes a village" was popularized in the 1990's, we who lived in the village already knew the secret to successful kids!  It was with that in mind that I wrote this post to thank the grown ups in my life who looked out for me when I was a kid.  … Continue reading Before It Took a Village