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a saturday stare





to be continued……


January 12, 2019 at 4:00 pm 3 comments

Aspirations ~ ~ ~ ~


there are fragments of thought sitting quietly…

in the shadows…

wanting to break through the restraints of time and incertitude…


fragments of images…

wanting to create a soundtrack of words ~ ~ ~


~ ~ ~ a whimsical turn of song and dance ~ ~ ~


~ ~ ~ frolicking about ~ ~ ~


~ ~ ~ upon the pages of one’s imagination…



to be continued……

January 10, 2019 at 12:00 am 5 comments



upon winds ~ they fly

upon waves ~ ~ they sail

upon trails ~ ~ ~ they run ~ ~ ~ swiftly past

this eager pen

whose voice awaits her many long lost friends…




January 8, 2019 at 2:57 am 12 comments

Gratitude and Appreciation

It is a cold and snowy Sunday afternoon in Northern Illinois.  I have been doddling around the house and decided to take on some blog maintenance and get caught up.  Since 2014 is right around the corner, I thought it would be nice to ‘spruce up and tidy up’ my blog.

As one can see, I have changed themes and have incorporated an awards page.  I adore every award I receive and greatly appreciate them.  With that said, I am dedicating a page – kinda like a bookshelf – to my awards.  I have just begun construction, tossing ideas around, and I thought it would be nice to christen the page with some lovely awards which have been given to me by a few very special friends, who just so happen to be very gifted writers….

The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award!

Gifted by the lovely and talented Patty at Petite Magique

The rules for receiving this award are as follows:

1. Provide a link and thank the blogger who nominated you for this award.
2. Answer 10 questions.
3. Nominate 10/12 blogs that you find a joy to read (yes, one can include gentlemen….)
4. Provide links to these nominated blogs and kindly let the recipients know that they have been nominated.
5. Include the award logo within your blog post.

The Questions to be answered:

1. Your favorite color – bluey green/greeny blue – any blue green combination
2. Your favorite animal (other than dogs) – swans
3. Your favorite non-alcoholic drink – Caffeine Free Diet Dr. Pepper and Diet Canada Dry Ginger Ale
4. Facebook or Twitter – neither – only WP
5. Your favorite pattern – polka dots, paisley a close second
6. Do you prefer getting or giving presents? – definitely giving
7. Your favorite number? – never really had one
8. Your favorite day of the week? – Thursday
9. Your favorite flower? – Calla Lily
10. What is your passion? – my boys, my Sydnee Pee, writing, cooking and cleaning (I have become an obsessive house cleaner)

Drum roll please………. The Nominees!


The Semper Fidelis Award

Gifted by Shaun at Looking for Reasoning to a Complicated World

The Rules:

  • Add the Semper Fidelis Award logo somewhere on your blog.
  • Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Nominate 5 bloggers who’s loyalty and friendship you value and who you consider being part of your ‘pack of wolves’ on WordPress.
  • Post something special for all of your nominees separately and dedicate it to them. This can be a quote, saying, poem, picture, anything you think that would fit that person.
  • Let the nominees know that you’ve nominated them.

My special pack of wolves…

1.  Dominic at

There was one name that popped out of my head when I first received this award – Dom.  Quite simply, he is a brilliant writer. He can write the most prolific haiku and turn around and write a sonnet that could have fallen off the pages of a Shakespearean manuscript.  I must say what I admire the most about Dom is his ability to describe the human condition – in all of its ‘faces’ and write with compassion, sensitivity and honesty.  This is a gift – and one that I treasure. {Note to Dom – Thee are thouest my special friend.  I doth admirest thee.}

2.  Skye at

Skye is a loving and precious soul.  She is always ‘there’ with a kind word that can warm even the ‘coldest’ of hearts.  Her faith is inspiring.  I could not imagine the WordPress community without her genuine compassion and love for life.  {Note to Skye:  God created you from a star he plucked from the heavens – to (amongst many things, of course) bring light and warmth into the WordPress community.}

3.  Merry at

Humph, what can I say about Merry….. Well, she is one of the funniest people I know.  I mean, she can knock me off my chair with her sense of humor.  She is also one of the bravest people I know – she epitomizes the concept of how humor can lighten one’s ‘heavy load’ of life.  She has lightened my load many a time.  We share the same home state of Ohio and we have shared a few ‘similar’ life experiences and danggit she is just one of the loveliest people I have been blessed to have met on WordPress.  {Note to Merry – You and I are going to make our trailerhood a reality….)

4.  Jen at

What first caught my eye about Jen’s blog was her love of art.  Her ability to combine the masterpieces of artistic expression and words in poetic form is absolutely priceless.  As I have come to know her through her work, I have discovered forms of poetry I never thought existed.  Also, she is a fellow stalker admirer of Benedict Cumberbatch and with that said, opened my eyes to BBC’s  Sherlock Holmes, of which my son Peyton has taken quite the liking.   Quite simply, Jen is a very special friend.  {Note to Jen – Are you counting down the days – hours to January 19th yet?  Do you think BC can make a dragon look hunky good?}

5.  WB at

Earlier this year, I decided to log onto my WordPress account after a ‘almost year long’ absence.  After a few weeks of writing and reading, I stumbled across a rather interesting blog.  It was visually beautiful and the words were astounding.  I was inspired.  WB can be compared to a composer – his thoughts are structured in words and arranged in a meticulous manner which create a lyrical and visual experience, which in turn effectuates a purpose.  I find myself tangled in thought; mesmerized by multiple interpretations.  Quite simply, I am challenged and I enjoy being challenged!  Oh! Oh! & sometimes, I truly believe he is conveying a message in response to the many thoughts which plague my mind.   {Note to WB – I always look forward to your next piece.  Hummm, what might next time bring?)

I have another person I would like to mention and that is Shaun.  I would first like to thank him for thinking of me and for bestowing this wonderful gift.  Secondly, I would like to thank Shaun for being such a beautiful friend.  Though he lives across the big pond, he is always present – not just on WordPress but in friendship.  He is a kind soul and has a selfless heart.  I also enjoy his sense of humor and his love of information.  Honestly, Shaun is a really cool guy and a great person to have in my ‘pack of wolves’.

So, there you have it – 15 awesome nominees.  I returned to WordPress with the intent to scribble a few thoughts.  I never expected to find friendship and friendship is exactly what I discovered.  WordPress would not be the same without them and my life would not be the same, either:)

One last note to my nominees:  I know that some of you do not accept awards.  I perfectly understand and mean no disrespect.  I see these awards as gifts – gifts of appreciation and gratitude for your inspiration and the friendship you bring to my heart.

Until the next round of gratitude and appreciation…..

Happy Reading, Happy Writing and Happy Day!!

With love,



December 17, 2013 at 1:57 am 26 comments

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