Grace and the Female Art of Aging

Grace cover

A few years ago, I worked with women from many parts of the world to create an anthology of essays on aging.

This book includes inspiring thoughts, poetry, homage to women, pictures and more. It was interesting and fun to work on this project and the “relationships” established and  continued through social media are at the heart of it all for me. As we approach Spring and Mother’s Day, it seems like a good time to share this again and make it available as an inexpensive download. Below is a link to it…

It is sad that some of the women who participated have since passed away. Their legacy stands with memories of them, held dear by their families and friends, as well as through this book.

Feel free to share with others and let me know what you think of the subject. Another project of similar nature just might be in the works. If you would be interested in participating, let me know.


Reading Like Crazy!

black wire eyeglasses_6596I am reading like crazy…every chance I get…not books, but the blogs I follow. I know not everyone will understand, but it really has become a pleasure for me! The one thing that is not a pleasure…and I take as a lesson…vacation reading. Try to keep up while traveling, or you will be in for a long list when you return! I am too loyal to just delete them all!

Oh yes, and I have new followers to check out too! My day is good…hope you have a great day too!

Creativity Comes in all Sizes and Ages

Though she has grown older by now, this is inspiring on many levels and I wanted to reblog. Encourage the creativity in your young ones and yourself…painting or other types!


Aelita Andre is a child and a painter of great gift and talent.  She was born in 2007, and this video was taken when she was 4 years old.

I cannot wait to see what she gives the world as she grows.



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It’s All About the Family

KC trip Puzzle

I have been absent from Blogs, Internet and most everything that does not have to do with family until this week! I don’t get to see the family back in the mid-west that often, so I take advantage of all I can get when I am there!

Family is all about the love and the sharing, the fun and the support. I was blessed with all of that last week. Sure, I could always take more time, but I will be thankful for what I get.

Above is a little puzzle I put together about family. Some of the clues fit my family, but I think they fit lots of families really. If you like to play word games, give it a try. The note says it is an excel file and you can check your answers by changing the font color. I don’t think that will happen here, but maybe it will be fun anyway! (The letters are there, just very faint!)

For some hints, the things that family means to me – next to the things noted above – lots of kidding around and laughing, sharing what is going on in everyone’s life, singing, playing, sports, so much food…what does family mean to you?

Now I must get back to my routines. Had a sale on Etsy while I was gone, so I need to get that packed up and shipped off too! And it feels like spring is coming, especially with DST now…so much to do!

Here’s to happiness!