Archive for January, 2016

My mama.

This photo came up on my Facebook page, as a memory of one year ago today. Only one year? I feel like I have been missing my mama for a very, very long time. While I was on that trip my mama expressed her thoughts about dying and her interest in leaving this world. She [...]


I find myself saying, “this is a little scary” a lot lately. I am working on having courage when it comes to my life. There are a lot of new and first experiences in my life right now. I have decided to say that something is exciting instead of saying it is causing me anxiety. [...]

Dream Big!

I saw this yesterday. I love it! I also don’t think God puts a dream in your heart without giving you the ability to achieve it. So, DREAM BIG! Happy Friday!  

eBay find.

I love Craigslist and eBay. I found a table on eBay this week and I loved it the minute I saw the photo. I was so happy when the table was local. And, by local, I mean that it was “near” Beaver Falls, which is about 45 miles from our house. John did not want [...]

National Cake day.

Today is National Chocolate cake day. Life is short. Eat cake.  

The energy of money.

Yesterday, I spent the day at a plumbing equipment company buying two of each – tubs, showers, toilets, garbage disposals, faucets and anything else you can think of that relates to water in a house. Then, I went to Home Depot and picked out two sets of kitchen cabinets. Rebuilding a house from the studs [...]

This too shall pass.

No matter what happens.  No matter how bad things seem.  No matter how terrible you feel. This too shall pass.  

Be nice!

Today is National Compliment day. My dad would say, when I was young, “You get more bees with honey than you do with vinegar.” I never quite understood that as a good thing, since I was afraid of bees, but I get the gist. Say nice things to people today. Shouldn’t we be doing that [...]

Snowed in.

It is a winter wonderland here on Pin Oak. It has been snowing since about 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon. Last night a few of us gathered for food, drinks, (Sigh. Not us, no alcohol in January), and games. I just love my Pin Oak family. This is my view this morning. There will be no [...]


Big chatter today on the morning news. Snow will be moving into Pittsburgh tonight and through the weekend. I will be making my way to the grocery store for the storm staples, bread, milk and toilet paper. The neighborhood group text circulated last night. Snow party tonight. It is still dry January for me, no [...]