Time is Running Out

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What can quickly go

Like fluid sand through hourglass

This is escaping


Happy Hump Day Haiku!  Hope y’all are having an amazing week.  Do you have a haiku you’d like to share?

Update on my project – will have to wait till next week now, due to unforeseen circumstances yesterday that changed the route of the rest of the week.  So look for news on Monday or Tuesday!  Wooo-hooo!  Wanted to get this started today but stuff happens.

Y’all have a groovilicious rest of your week!  *smooch*

Jumping With Joy


Sorry, I believe I missed last week, but today is Thankful Thursday for this week, so without further ado…

I am soooo stinkin’ thankful!  Thankful for everything!  For my family.  My wonderful daughter on this #NationalDaughtersDay and every day.  My beautiful mother.  Friends that I love and love me back.  Sweet true friends that my daughter has that believe in her and lift her up.  For my generous, loving Jesus.  For my forgiving, faithful God.  For working from home with work and clients I adore.  For this new adventure I’m starting.  For words.  For film.  For good health.  For laughter.  For music.  Cooler weather.  Changing seasons and the color of leaves in the Fall.  For our home and land.  Our furballs that make life fun and funny.  Wonderful food.  Coffee.  Lots and lots of coffee.  Wine and cheese.  Chocolate.  Lots and lots of chocolate.  Road trips to our favorite places and adventures to new ones.  Mountains.  Hiking.  Baking.  Cooking.  Photography.  Writing.  The sunrise.  Sunsets.  Babies.

Ah, life is sooo good!

I’m not jumping for joy, as if joy is something I can grab out of the air, somehow out of reach, up there above me.  I’m jumping with joy.  I’m filled with joy, with happiness.  I’m so filled with joy, I can’t help but jump with gladness.

I know there’s so many more blessings I can count but I’m livin’ by a schedule – ain’t got all day!  😉

Y’all have a beautiful, wonderful, amazing, prosperous, fun, humorous, thankful and fabulous Friday Eve!  May God bless you and your families!

Love ya!  *smooch*  xoxo

What are you thankful for on this Thankful Thursday?



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Coolness Happening!


The leaves are changing

My life has new season, too

Coolness happening


Happy Hump Day Haiku!  Soooo excited!  Excited for Fall being here.  Felt so amazing this morning, had to make me some hot tea.  Mmmmm.  I’m in a baking mood again.  I have about a gallon of blueberries in my freezer.  Hmmmmm.  Ohhhh, welcome Fall.  You can stay just as long as you like.  Take up residence.  Live here forever.  I’m involved with some pretty cool things right now and I cannot wait to tell you about them!  But, well…I have to wait, so more to come.  Hold tight.

Do you have a hump day haiku ya wanna share?  Only rule is 5 syllables for the first line, 7 for the 2nd, 5 for the 3rd.  Can rhyme or not.  Can have one set of 3 or more sets of 3.




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New Beginnings – Time to Face Some Fears

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Here is my haiku
Equipment today is new
What’s a girl to do?

Duh! Learn to use it!
Try not to abuse it – yo
Get out and choose it

Gonna make my way
Starting a new plan today
God has said okay


So, I’m excited if you can’t tell!  Things have fallen into place for the project I wanted to start last year.  More news to come.

PLEASE say a prayer?  Nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full o’ rockin’ chairs!  But excited, too, and looking forward to it…mostly.

THANK YOU Nathan & Jessica Landrum, for this most awesome donation with which I can better begin this project!!!!  GOD BLESS YOU!!!  xoxo

Love y’all!  *smooch*

Blessed, Even Though I Roll My Eyes

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Hmmm…  Another Thankful Thursday.  What should I be thankful for today?  This morning, my teenager was acting like a… well, a teenager.  I don’t wake up grumpy.  I let her sleep in.  But only on the weekends when we don’t have to be somewhere.  Most of the time, we have to be somewhere.  She has good mornings.  She has bad mornings.  I guess it’s that way for everyone.  I’m not a morning person myself.  It was nice dropping her at school and saying goodbye to her for the entire day, though.  I needed a break from her.  She’s a rude dude with a bad attitude.  I roll my eyes (where she can’t see) A LOT!  I know I’m not fun all the time either.

So, back to my question.  What am I thankful for today?  Well, everything really.  I don’t like her attitude sometimes but I do love her, and like her the majority of the time.   Thankful for working from home.  Thankful for jobs I absolutely love with clients I adore and respect.  Thankful for my mom who lives next door.  Thankful to have Hallie’s backup vehicle since mine is sick right now.  Thankful for our home.  Thankful to have land to run on with the dogs and plant gardens, even though I haven’t had time for that this year.  Thankful for our good health.  Her good school.  Being single/divorced.  It’s a great thing!!!  For family.  For friends.  For upcoming exciting projects.  For writing.  Even for stepping outside my comfort zone, which scares me to death but it’s good for me and good for my growth.  Thankful for courage and for faith.  And though I may get irritated with God from time to time, I’m thankful for him and Jesus and all they have blessed our lives with.

So I’m thankful for a lot!

What are you thankful for?

Sleeeeeeeeepy Haiku


Sorry I’m a day late and a dollar short on my hump day haiku.  Had so many projects flying through the air yesterday, I didn’t hardly take a moment to even eat.  Not complaining.  I actually LOVE my jobs!

So without further ado:

So very sleepy
Wish I could sleep the whole day
Want to hibernate

As you might have guessed, yesterday was a tiring day.  Didn’t sleep well.  Crazy dreams all night.  One of the dogs had to go out a couple of times.  Ugh.  Just dragged through my entire day.  Today is much better!  I did dream but it was interesting.  It was like watching a movie – murder, intrigue, espionage.  I was one of the characters, though I didn’t look like her, but it’s not the first time.  I’ve actually dreamed I was a cartoon character before.  Has anyone else dreamt in animation?  I’ve also dreamt in black and white, color – of course, and also black and white with colorful elements, such as:  I was in a diner.  Everything was black, white and gray, except for the counter, which was a rich dark red.  I’m a writer.  I wonder if that has anything to do with it.  If you are a writer, do you feel your dreams are more like movies and most of what you dream might make an awesome story?

Do you have a haiku?  It’s a day late but who cares.  We could play haiku every day of the week!  😉

Hope y’all are having a lovely day and have an awesome rest of your week.  xoxo

Fighting to find Thankfulness


Okay, so here we go with Thankful Thursday again.  I actually found a lot this morning to be thankful for.  Then, I took my car to the shop since it’s been parked for about 2 months, because of a scratching sound, to find out I need a new drive shaft or something dealing with the back end of my car – I can’t repeat all the lingo.  $1100 to $1200.  I don’t have that money laying around.  I mean, honestly, I’m a divorced/single mom of a busy teen, paying for half of academy tuition (thank you, ex-hub), paying all the bills, etc. and now I have to come up with that.

Well, all the ex-friends of the family thing and all of that issue finally simmered down and is chill now.  Thank you, God.  Yes, I’m angry with You, but I’m still thanking You, because that was a rough situation for the fam.  Well, one family member in particular but when you mess with one, you mess with us all.

Now this.  So I brought the car back home.  Thank God that Hallie has a little 2-person truck we can use till I can save up enough to fix it.  It’s just one thing after the other.  So now I just want to cry.  I’m tired and I’m stressing and depressing and angry and sad.  Tears might make me feel better.  I’m out of wine.  *sniff*

Still, this is about being thankful.  So, even though I’m a bit irritated with God, I will exercise my thankfulness, because as we all know, it can be heaps worse, and if we look for the good in the situations, we can most assuredly find some positives.

I’m thankful we can use Hallie’s truck to get her to school and home and youth group and everywhere else I need to get her off to.  I’m thankful we can use Mama’s car to go get groceries (she’s right next door).  I’m thankful we have a home and land and good school for Hallie to go to.  I’m thankful for our good health.  For people who are actually our friends and love us and defend us and the truth.  For Jesus.  For Hallie.  For Mama.  Friends.  Writing.  Working from home.  For living my dream (or part of my dream).  For all my dreams to be answered but one, which is a ton!  For having amazing, awesome clients, who I love and adore and I love the work I do, which doesn’t even feel like work.  I know I’m blessed.

So now I realize how much I have instead of how much I don’t.  I need to focus on all the good.  Being ever mindful.  I lost it for a moment.  I forgot myself.  Forgot my tons of blessings God has showered us with.  So I’m good now.  I suppose next time when I feel the need to vent, I’ll write down every good thing I can find about my life, ’cause then maybe I won’t feel like venting.  I’ll be filled up with goodness and thankfulness and appreciation and love and adoration for all He has overflowed my cup with.

Thank You, Father!  You are the biggest blessing of all.  Your love for me – for us.  I know you love us.  I feel it in my soul.  Thank you for all these reminders and more.  Oh, and sorry for stressing and depressing.  I still might cry just to get this tension out of my muscles if you don’t mind but I’m better now.  Never stop your whispers.  Sorry for being angry with you.  I know you give me more good than bad.  Thanks for all of it.  The good and the bad.  You use it all.  I love you, too.

Okay, so what are you thankful for today?  Or for this past week, so far?


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Dry As A Bone


And we’re back with Hump Day Haiku – what – week 3?  Here goes…


I wish it would rain

Land is as dry as a bone

Trees die a slow death


In other words, we are in dire need of some rain, ASAP!  Time to do the rain dance again.  C’mon, Hallie.

Y’all have a super duper day filled with nothing but awesomeness!  Happy hump day, guys!  *smooch*  xoxo


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Are We The Deciders of Our Fate?


I know today is the day for the Hump Day Haiku and I’ll get to that but first I wanted to chat with you about something important.  It’s basically a question for you.

My daughter has been going through something recently with some people she believed to be her friends.  Only they are too immature to be friends to anyone.  But then, that’s high school, right?  Thankfully, she does have a few very valuable friends she can count on to lift her up, make her laugh on her bad days, and love her.  Thank You, God!

She was actually thinking of not going to a function because a few of these ex-friends would be there.  I told her she should go, because you should never give your power to someone else.  Not doing something that you love because other rude people will be there is the same thing as giving up your power.  She should not let them get in her way.  She should get in their way.  If they don’t like it, they can leave.  If she didn’t go, it’s giving them the upper hand and they believe they’ve won.  Don’t run and hide.  Take a stand.  Be you.  Do what your heart leads you to do no matter what others do or say.  They are in the wrong.  If you bow down, then you are in the wrong.  Ultimately, it was her decision.  It’s only my job to guide and advise.

So our morning conversation went something like this:

“I decided I’m going,” she said with confidence.

“That’s awesome!  I’m so proud of you!  You’re such a strong person and I love that about you.”

“You helped me.”

“But you are the decider of your fate.”

“You think we decide our fate or is it already decided for us?”

“I believe that God has a plan and he already knows what’s going to happen but we are given free will.  We decide what we will do with what we’ve been given.  We all have dreams and gifts and talents.  God’s plan would most likely be for us to use them and create our lives.  Some do and some do nothing with what they’ve been given.  We have a choice.  God helps us when we ask him but we have to do our part and take action.  I don’t believe it’s God’s plan that we do nothing with what we’ve been given.  He’d want us to go after what our heart calls us to do.  We decide.”

What do you think?  Do you believe it’s all been planned out for us?  Do you believe whatever happens – happens?  Do you believe there’s even a plan for each of us?  Or do you believe that we are all given something uniquely ours, that we each have a purpose and it’s up to us to put our lives in motion by using up what we’ve been gifted, taking action and creating our own lives?

Are we the deciders of our fate?