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Taking a Break

I will be away from this blog for a while.  I’ve been under a lot of stress lately and need to focus on family and self care.  

Just-A-Quote #5

“I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble.”

Rudyard Kipling


Busy, busy, busy, and more busy… As you may have guessed, I’ve been busy.    I plan to come back to the WordPress blog sometime in the near future. For now, I’m focused on family, school, and work and getting enough sleep to function.  

Beautiful You

I found this wonderful quote on the internet while I was looking for examples of strong female characters.  I’m finding that movies, shows, books with strong female leads are good motivational tools to keep me inspired and enthusiastic about being a good, healthy person. I’ve always seemed to have trouble with my self-image. Often neglecting my appearance and almost exclusively focusing on my soul and mind. I’m realizing that it’s not a matter of vanity, but a matter of caring for your current home just like caring for my brick and wood house for my family. So, I’ve been brushing my hair more often, exercising, watching what I eat, and other stuff I use to ignore or found useless.  It’s not easy to maintain the these practices, but their actually helping my mood and anxiety. I know appearance isn’t everything, and it’s temporary and changes with time and age, but it helps to care for what you have while you have it.  Hope you find the quote as inspiring as I did.  I felt compelled to share it and share my thoughts on it.


Shooting Fireworks

On July 4th 2013, while my neighbors shot fireworks in the streets, I shot my camera a couple of dozen times. The best capture I got was this one. I really like it. I was aiming straight for the clear night sky, so the only thing in the image is the light of the amateur fireworks. You can click on the image for a larger view. I don’t know why I didn’t post this photo last July, but I thought it was appropriate today. As I type, I can hear fireworks outside ringing in the New Year. Myself, I’m going to sleep when I finish typing. Both my son and husband have already fallen asleep. No work or school today. Starting the year with some rest and relaxation. Happy New Year!!!

Neigborhood Street Fireworks 2013_07_04

Christmas Eve Sun Dog

20131225-001840.jpgAs I left the grocery store late Tuesday afternoon, I had the privilege of seeing this awesome sight. It’s what’s called a sun dog, two bright lights or arches on each side of the sun.  In this case, the left light is much brighter than the right one.  And, if you look closely, you can see an American flag to the left of the sun.  And between the sun and the flag, behind the tree, you can see a large cross.  And, if you use your imagination, the crisscross pattern in the sky seems like a reminder of Jesus’s bed in the manger.  Merry Christmas!

Push – Haiku My Heart

nature’s order — young
bird pushed to leave it’s safe home :
mother feels teen’s push…


Chickadee by John James Audubon

Inspired by Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon


Tough Week – 6WS

This week has been extra tough…

First night – sleep, wake …, sleep, wake, ….

Next – son starts new school. Then –

longer work days to makeup for

my grad school class starting again.

Now – thankful for Labor Day weekend!


Inspired by

Happy 4th!


“From every mountain side
let freedom ring.”
― Samuel F. Smith

Haiku Heights – Health

she wakes early with
the sun to find one of Ben’s
fruits to nourish her…




“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”
-Ben Franklin


Inspired by the theme at

G is for Grief

a twisting pain fights
time; slowing it’s march forward–
seed in the winter




“Grief is a multi-faceted response to loss, particularly to the loss of someone or something to which a bond was formed.” –Wikipedia

Grief is not the same for everyone. We all experience and express our grief and heal in different ways and at different speeds. Some theories of how most people deal with grief have been proposed, but no one way is right and to force one person to heal a certain way can be harmful. What does appear to be certain is that grief is a normal part of being human.


Inspired by

20130424-103449.jpgSource:Mental Health America

April A2Z Heights – Day 06 – Fire

mental heat intense;
fanned by fear, doubt, confusion:
must find water, soon…

Inspired by the theme at
National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month

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