April 30, 2010

Driving around Fernandino

It is a pleasure on trips to drive by homes and play at what it would be like to live in a pink house, to know that cat, to live in a mint green house, the big house nice but I like the little homey ones with signs of life - plants and bikes, ongoing projects and the stuff of everyday laying around the porch. Love the way they built the road around the tree - that's respect, people.

April 28, 2010

Grace upon waking

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

- John 14:27

April 27, 2010

Eight years goodbye

Some photographs from my Dad's Air Force days - to celebrate the man no longer here - but, oh, look at the snap in that walk as he and a buddy owned a street in St. Louis. :)

April 25, 2010

Sunday Quote

We will wait, for God is in the waiting.

- Eric P. Kelly, The Trumpeter of Krakow

April 24, 2010

April 23, 2010

Books as comfort and aid

While catagorized as children's books, I have given both the Creech and the Ahlberg books as holiday gifts to adults because they are so worth reading. My Brother's Ghost remains, in my opinion, a nearly perfect book. All three of these books are here today because of Moky - who looked remarkably like Murphy the terrier featured in Alice Provensen's charming picture book, and had a nearly identical nature. The expressions of Murphy are so exactly Moky's, it is as if she knew our furry one. Books are many things, but in times of difficulty, they are also a great comfort.

April 18, 2010

Sad news

Our lovely, funny, feisty, irrepressible, wonderful friend and family member has passed on...he will be missed in our family more than we can say.
Thank you for being such a joy in our life, Moky.

Sunday Quote

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

Psalm 23

April 15, 2010


Moky having a hard time of it, not doing well at all. We are all walking around with our hearts in our hands, praying and hoping as the veternarian does what he can - our dogs are family to us and it is so hard to think that he doesn't know why he is away from us and sick...wishing I had Dr. Dolittle skills.

The wee dog

Our little dog, Moky, in vet hospital tonight, what seems to us as sudden onset of terrible illness turns out to be a long time coming diabetes...very upsetting - but he seems to be responding well to medication. Anyone out there have a dog with diabetes and good advice on what has worked well care-wise (besides the insulin and diet the vet will recommend)? Moky is seven and a half, a funny little feisty guy.

April 11, 2010

Sunday Quote

I am always doing things I can't do; that's how I get to do them.

-Pablo Picasso

Congratulations, Jess!

Congratulations fabulous daughter on reaching a goal and sparking your dreams.

"If you can dream it, you can do it."
-Walt Disney

April 9, 2010

Happy Birthday to me!

and to the earth, I think, such green and blossoming things all of a sudden - I do enjoy being a spring babe. This morning, breakfast served by lovely husband - with flowers on the table, a rose on the breakfast tray, and then the dog boots on the carpet which all in all sums up life, does it not? A little fabulous, a little not so much, and we grow older and Spring comes yet again. A good day, lots of well-wishers and dear friends and family and now the lovely husband cooking dinner (hope the dogs behave this time).

April 7, 2010


Very cool old pick-up parked in Fernandino Beach, Florida... there were current plates but I liked that the owner had kept on the original Wyoming plates on his or her truck.

April 4, 2010

Sunday Quote

On Easter Day the veil between time and eternity thins to gossamer.

~Douglas Horton