Sunday, January 30, 2011

sunshine returned

last week
it reminded me...
of sunshine
all day long
i was singing
john denver's
famous song
on that day
i wished to send
some sunshine
to polly and her family
last evening
that sunshine
came back to me
in the form of
a beautiful peachy

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

oh where, oh where...

is the catalog
with this stamp set...
each time a new stampin' up!
catalog comes out
i study it
page by page
over and over again
often memorizing the content
until i need it
that is
to find a sample
of the just so perfect stamp set
that i need
right this minute
then i can never
remember which
catalog to go to

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

for abigail...

new little wonders
so full of grace...
and sugar
and spice
and everything nice
welcome to life
precious little girl

Saturday, January 22, 2011

a promise to my boys...

i saw this circulating
on facebook today
and love the message...
but my boys
will never see it
if i don't post it here
so here goes...
i will stalk you
freak out on you
lecture you
drive you crazy
be your worst nightmare
embarrass you in front of friends
and hunt you down like a bloodhound
i LOVE you
when you understand that
i will know you are a
responsible adult
you will NEVER
find someone
who loves you
cares about you
and worries
about you more than your
so true
love you tj and matt
even when you think not
remember this post

Thursday, January 20, 2011


on my shoulders
makes me happy...
sarah and i
were busy busy busy
in the store today
we finished
this quilt top
it reminds me of
so all day long
i've been thinking of
john denver
and his song
sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy
sunshine in my eyes can make me cry
sunshine on the water looks so lovely
sunshine almost always makes me high
if i had a day that i could give you
i'd give to you a day just like today
if i had a wish that i could wish for you
i'd make a wish for sunshine all the while
wishing for a little
sunshine today
for polly and her family
thinking of you dear friend

Monday, January 17, 2011

i love free...

have you signed
up yet
for my panera...
i'm so glad i did
look what was waiting
for me
in my inbox today
a free pastry
i sure love those
cinnamon rolls
and i also
love free
and speaking of free

Sunday, January 16, 2011


every january
disney on ice
comes to town...
and my sweet sarah
declares she is taking me
for my birthday
this year we lucked out
with front row seats
toy story 3
was the feature
i had forgotten about
the pretty purple octopus
until he almost
landed in our laps
it brought back memories
of a letter i had written
describing the feeling of being
strangled by the tentacles
of such a creature
what a difference
one year makes
today i was thinking
i'm so blessed
to have found so many
loving and accepting
that have wrapped around
me just like
stretch with his smiling face
and that is a wonderful
birthday feeling

Saturday, January 15, 2011

fifty + one...

just one year
i was counting...
i declared
to use the significancce
to establish a more
and harmonious
life style
it is truly amazing
what one is able to
by simply focusing
on the positive
gone are the negative
both things and people
as hard as it was to let go
of some
it is purely refreshing
to experience
a life cleansing...

Friday, January 14, 2011

texas butterflies...

i had a sweet
delivered today...
an early birthday present
sister mayer and sister webb
two texas gals
sent to snowy cleveland, ohio
they baked me
i'm so touched
by their sweetness
and thoughtfulness
next week they will return
to the store
a celebration for
kristen and her family
hope you can join us too
either in person
or in spirit

Monday, January 10, 2011

big bear hugs...

the outpouring
of hugs
and support...
was overwhelming
thank you
for the emails
the cards
the phone calls
some days
life is like a carnival ride
with ups and downs
and highs and lows
yet with friends and family
by your side
it feels like
buzz wrapped up in
lots-o-huggin bear's big arms
and that's a good feeling

Monday, January 3, 2011

a divine treasure...

twenty three years
ago today
i was blessed...
...with a miracle
our first born son
he made me a
he has taught me
so much
he made me
a better person
i am not always worthy
of his love
yet he continues
to bless me with his
of love
caring and maturity
beyond his years
i love you so much
dear son
happy birthday

Sunday, January 2, 2011

happy birthday sweet angel

there are times
when life does
not seem fair...
a family should be
watching presents
being torn open
watching candles
being blown out
singing happy birthday
they are looking through photos
visiting a grave site
reflecting on memories
around the world
friends are thinking of them
lifting them up in spirit
praying for their strength
you are in our hearts
joany and paul
ashleigh and brad
carly will not be forgotten