Beach Bungalow · Beach love · Finding New Loves~ · painting · Struggles~ · watercolors · ~This Writing Life~

Why not?

I  New positive energy envelopes me today, and I am quite sure that I can attribute some of that to the new determination to eat BETTER! Oh, I have said this before, I know…I have  begun new eating practices more than once in the past few years. From vegan to paleo…and eating by blood type,… Continue reading Why not?

Beach love · Freedom · Struggles~ · Working at home · ~This Writing Life~

Doing the dreaded thing~

It is almost time for me to stop my passion…for the next 18 hours. I have to close my journal, my work-in-progress writing, and my blog posts and return to my home office for my ‘other’ job. I have been quite the complainer on this demand of my free time and I hesitate to admit… Continue reading Doing the dreaded thing~

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Sometimes, I just gotta stand there…

 I love the birds in Florida. Varied and bold. Bold in color, flight, movement or .. size. This gray masterpiece stood silent, watching ..as I devoured my rather exquisite baklava one morning. He didn’t hover, didn’t entrench, just kept a steady vigil. Waiting. He feels like my totem animal these days. Standing alone, away from… Continue reading Sometimes, I just gotta stand there…

Daily Prompt · Finding the BEST within me~ · Weekend Coffee Share~ · ~This Writing Life~

~If we were having coffee …

If we were having coffee this lovely, crisp and sunny, day~I would tell you about my new work in progress, and the new writing schedule I have created…I would also tell you about the writing course I am signed up for (and crazy in love with)… We likely would share our week, the ups, downs,… Continue reading ~If we were having coffee …

Beach Bungalow · Beach love · Cottage and Garden~ · Finding the BEST within me~ · Freedom · Haskell's Hounds · Struggles~ · Working at home · ~This Writing Life~

Pondering~

It was one of those days…the kind that you mull through. When the day begins with less than a stellar start. Like when coffee runs all over your counter-top from the rather new, rather expensive machine that promised to behave. Lovely. Finding myself in a quandary…which bill to pay, which task to tackle, and always,… Continue reading Pondering~

Daily Prompt · Freedom · Struggles~ · Working at home · ~This Writing Life~

Building that bunker~

SOOOO… my husband wants a bunker. Yes. Even as we live in Florida and his rather elaborate blueprints feature underground assemblages. He is animate this time, and frankly, I am quite unsure how to feel about it. The man has always wanted something similar since he prefers anything ‘off the grid’, protective, and apparently without… Continue reading Building that bunker~

Beach love · Finding New Loves~ · Working at home · ~This Writing Life~

Staying on Point~

The past weeks have been filled with family connections. My children are grown and most live far away…but we had three of them under my roof,  TOGETHER, many times this week. My emotions ran from glee to melancholy even as I was determined to be strong, light, and present in each moment. Knowing the day… Continue reading Staying on Point~

Struggles~ · ~This Writing Life~

~Back to being accountable~

Once upon a time~ I lived in a cute little cottage, small but quite charming. This was my porch…My day was filled with visions of seashells, ocean tides, and palm tree fronds. I had this dream, which I coaxed and cossetted for years (18 yrs, to be exact) that one day I would be surrounded… Continue reading ~Back to being accountable~

Freedom · Struggles~ · ~This Writing Life~

Complaint-free Zone~

Last week, before Irma hit, this fragile beauty peaked between greenery. Of course, now, the bushes are stripped, sticks-bare, brown..But the beauty remains when I close my eyes. Folks, we were lucky…we were. I am intensely aware of those that weren’t so fortunate, and my heart aches for their daily struggles. We can only keep… Continue reading Complaint-free Zone~