I grew up with horses everywhere. Our barns were full. Our pasture was full. My Irish family were horsemen since time began. I rode/showed Saddlebred horses from the time I was little. My brother Drew rode quarter horses. My Gram loved her hackney ponies, and she had a hack named Jim Dandy. He was a … Continue reading Horsin’ around…
This isn't my first Father's Day without my father...it's my fourth. It's not any easier, the hurt is still very fresh. In church today I found out that my friend's father passed away suddenly yesterday. My heart hurts for her, and when I called her, I was taken back to the moment when you can't … Continue reading Father’s Day….Without my Father
Yesterday I announced that I was unplugging from Facebook. I made an obligatory post in case my actual friends wondered, then I text them and told them they could text me or call me I was happy to visit. I have recently noticed my mood being really kind of sad and the news in FaceBookland … Continue reading Unplugging….Does Instagram Count??!
It's been a difficult year. Scratch that, it's been a difficult several years. We are so dry that the cracks in the ground appear to be endless. The rain seems to skip us every chance we get. We boldly plant our fields in hope of reaping something. This year looks pretty bad here in the … Continue reading It’s harvest….
I was having lunch with my husband and Addie this noon. Hunched over a burrito at our counter, she was talking about college classes and what she is taking this summer and how she plans on going to take summer classes in Hays where she can say with her bother and sister in law and … Continue reading Laughing with my Daughter
I have been told that I wear my feelings on my sleeve....I suppose that is true. I have been ridiculed by people close to me when I post things on Facebook, because I am an open book. I suppose that is true. I don't have anything I feel the need to hide. My bucket … Continue reading Give your hugs….they heal
Today I woke up with another realization that I am quickly becoming "the old generation". It's the first weekend in May that defined so many of my little families traditions. My daughter and son in law are busy preparing their home and farm for a family reunion and Her Gatherin' later this afternoon. It was … Continue reading It’s YOUR Gatherin’
I am a dog lover. Perhaps even a dog aficionado!! I can't train one, but I can love one!! We run a retirement community for elderly dogs. They are fed twice a day, receive all of their necessary, life preserving immunizations and medications, each has their own memory foam bed, clean water, and … Continue reading It’s a Dog’s Life
Originally posted May 1, 2018. Reposting When I was a little girl I looked forward to the first of May with more happiness and anticipation than I did Christmas!! It was my chance to sneak in and surprise those I loved and it was the best feeling of the entire year!! If it happened to … Continue reading IT’S BELTANE!!! IT’S MAY DAY!!
So do you ever ask yourself what is dark within you? Do you have something chipping away at your light? John Milton said "What in me is dark Illumine, ( what is low raise and support, That to the height of this great argument....) from Paradise Lost Book i. First published in 1667 … Continue reading Love, Peace and Light