Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Don't let your dreams go up in smoke -
practice fire safety.

~Author Unknown

Monday, November 28, 2011


To speak truly, few adult persons can see nature.
Most persons do not see the sun.
At least they have a very superficial seeing.
The sun illuminates only the eye of the man,
but shines into the eye and heart of the child.
The lover of nature is he whose
inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each other;
who has retained the spirit of infancy
even into the era of manhood.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Arrested Motion

The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.  
~William Faulkner~

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Love and Respect

We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us.
When we see land as a community to which we belong,
we may begin to use it with
love and respect.
~Aldo Leopold~

Friday, November 25, 2011

A Wonderful Day

Life doesn't get any better than family, friends, and good food!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

I am Thankful

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past,
brings peace for today
and creates a vision for tomorrow.
~Melody Beattie

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Pet Day

I decided we were having Pet Day at HHH.  
From the top left we have Sparkle (Big Buddy), E.T. (Eye of the Tiger aka Tubby), Aubrey in the middle, CC, and Jewel.

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.
- Anatole France

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


The mind I love must have wild places,
a tangled orchard where dark damsons drop in the heavy grass,
an overgrown little wood,
the chance of a snake or two,
a pool that nobody's fathomed the depth of,
and paths threaded with flowers planted by the mind.
~Katherine Mansfield

Monday, November 21, 2011

Keep It Simple

Food should taste good.

High-tech tomatoes.  Mysterious milk.  Supersquash.  
Are we supposed to eat this stuff?  
Or is it going to eat us?  
~Annita Manning~

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Between our birth and death we may touch understanding, 
As a moth brushes a window with its wing.
~Christopher Fry~

Friday, November 18, 2011


The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves,
but wiser people so full of doubts.

~Bertrand Russell~

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

False Alarms

Last night the girls had a dance meet
that ended with a bit of
Fun times
False alarms.

Remember in elementary school you were told that in case of fire
you have to line up quietly in a single file from smallest to tallest?
What is the logic in that?
What, do tall people burn slower?
~Warren Hutcherson~

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.  
~Albert Camus~

*This picture was taken by me, not the talented Becca*

Monday, November 14, 2011


Life beats down and crushes the soul
and art reminds you that you have one.
~Stella Adler

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Crazy Good

From the blueberry "eyeball" muffins my sister made, 
to the dropping off of Sarah and Abby, 
this was a crazy good weekend!
Thank you to Becca and Beth for their extraordinary work this week to make Kim's whole birthday week amazing!  You are both awesome women for which Kim and I are grateful!

Saturday, November 12, 2011


Only as high as I reach can I grow,

Only as far as I seek can I go,
Only as deep as I look can I see,
Only as much as I dream can I be.
~Karen Ravn~

Friday, November 11, 2011


Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace

You may say I'm a dreamer
but I'm not the only one
I hope some day you'll join us
and the world will be as one.
~John Lennon~

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Happy Birthday Kim!

I have been so very blessed to have this girl in my life.
I have watched you grow.
I have watched you laugh
I have watched you smile
I have watched you become 12.
Keep growing my sweet girl.
Becca loves you!
Happy Birthday Miss Fine!

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
~e.e. cummings~

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Tomorrow my baby turns 12.  
This last year has been a time of huge change and yet so much of her remains my little girl.
I cannot stop her from growing up but I can enjoy every second and know that she rocks it like only she can!
I love you Kimberly and Happiest of Happy Birthdays!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


I like spring, but it is too young.
I like summer, but it is too proud.
So I like best of all autumn, because its tone is mellower,
its colors are richer, and it is tinged with a little sorrow.
Its golden richness speaks not of the innocence of spring,
nor the power of summer,
but of the mellowness and kindly wisdom of approaching age.
It knows the limitations of life
and its content.

~Lin Yutang~

Monday, November 7, 2011

Wild Places

.....And then I go to the wild places, where I can't hear the thoughts of the others, all I hear is our Mother.  There I am at peace.
I open myself to her love and fill my soul with her wordless praise.

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me.
~Seymour Miller & Jill Jackson~

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Picky People

Friends really are the family you pick for yourself.
I love my weirdo family!
They fit me like a glove.

Friday, November 4, 2011


Life is like riding a bicycle -
in order to keep your balance,
you must keep moving.
~Albert Einstein

Thursday, November 3, 2011

True Value

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
~Rabindranath Tagore

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A Day of Spooky Fun

Becca threw a party for the kids last night and boy was it fun!
The kids pinned the wart on the witch (not me!), did a scavenger hunt, and bowled with pumpkins!
Looks like the resident ghost wanted to play here too!