A Fresh Start

Hello to all my friends, old and new.  I have transferred all my blogs from WLS  to WordPress for archive purposes but plan to use this opportunity as a “fresh start” given all the changes in my life over the past year.

It seems I have much to learn as this is quite different then what I’m used to but I will get the hang of it and be back to blogging and updating everyone on what I’ve been up to.  This is my favorite time of year when the air is crisp and clean and Mother Nature displays her beauty in colorful fashion.

I will leave you with a photo from my trip to Lake Placid  from earlier this month and hope that all of you look for the beauty in all that surrounds you.

Mirror Lake


Mother’s Love

Mother’s Love
Her love is like
an island in life’s ocean,
vast and wide
A peaceful, quiet shelter
From the wind, the rain, the tide.
‘Tis bound on the north by Hope,
By Patience on the West,
By tender Counsel on the South
And on the East by Rest.
Above it like a beacon light
Shine Faith, and Truth, and Prayer;
And thro’ the changing scenes of life
I find a haven there.
Author Unknown


Happy Mother’s Day to my Wonderful Mother!

Nana and Emma (Nov 2007)

Giving thanks for being a Mother to two wonderful boys…

Me with Christopher and Jonathon (Dec 2005)

and a beautiful little girl

Me and my little Emma Bean (April 2010)

Sending Mother’s Day blessings to all of the wonderful mother’s out there!

Oh Spring Where Art Thou?

Hello my Spaces Friends!
Emma and I set out on a walk yesterday in search of Spring and thought we would share our little adventure with all of you.  Even though the calendar says it is Spring, the cool temps in the 30’s were saying someththing different.  Even so, it was a beautiful sunny day so we made the most of it.
Little Emma Bean was all bundled up and ready to brave the wind to do what she loves to do most, which is throwing stones in the little streams formed by melting snow.
The river is always beautiful no matter the season and the sound of the water flowing over the rocks is always a welcoming call.
We hiked down closer to the river and sat for as long as Emma could sit; the boulders make a nice chair and Emma was patient enough to pose for yet another photo for Mommy.
Heading home I listened when we reached the river reeds for the call of the Red Winged Black Bird, my favorite marsh bird, but it is still a little too chilly for them.  The sun provided a beautiful golden glow and a quick photo opportunity.
Before our adventure ended, we caught one last view of the river, unusually calm, and we enjoyed one last look before heading off for lunch.
Thank you for coming along on our journey and be sure to stop by and see the rest of the photos in the Spring 2010 Scenery album.
Happy Spring to one and all!

Hello World



In the midst of the battle raging around me, when I feel like I can’t face another day, I listen to the words of this song and remember what matters most in my life…a little girl named Emma.  One smile from her sweet face and the light and hope surrounds me once again … hello world!


Traffic crawls, cell phone calls
Talk radio screams at me through my tinted window I see
A little girl, rust red minivan, shes got chocolate on her face
Got little hands and she waves at me
Yeah, she smiles at me

Well, hello world
How you been
Good to see you, my old friend
Sometimes I feel cold as steel
Broken like Im never gonna heal
And I see a light, a little hope in a little girl
Hello world

Every day I drive by a little white church
Its got these little white crosses
Like angels in the yard
Maybe I should stop on in, say a prayer
Maybe talk to God like he is there
Oh, I know hes there
Yeah, I know hes there

Well hello world
How you been
Good to see you, my old friend
Sometimes I feel as cold as steel
And broken like Im never gonna heal
And I see a light, a little grace, a little faith unfurls
Well hello world

Sometimes I forget what livings for
And I hear my life through my front door
And I breathe it in
Oh, Im home again
And I see my life
 and a little girl
Hello world
Hello world

Well the empty disappears
I remember why Im here
Just surrender and believe
I fall down on my knees
Well hello world
Hello world
Hello world

Dedicated to my little Emma Bean…may I never lose sight of the beatiful gift I’ve been given! 

How to Get Through Life

How To Get Through Life

Sleep as much as you can …

Read books that you enjoy…

Play with simple things…

Do whatever you want —
Whenever you want…

Look for affection when you need it…

Get serious once in a while…

Forget about diets…


Show some affection…


Get angry once in a while….

Change your looks…


Above all, be happy,
Regardless of what 

Your challenges may be…

Have a great life!

May your troubles be less,
Your blessings more,
And maynothing but happiness

Come through your door. 

Missing my Friends

I’m sorry that I haven’t been on spaces  much lately, but please know  that all of you are never far from my thoughts. 

I’m dealing with many difficult changes  in my life right now and hope to  find myself in a happier place soon.

Love and Hugs to all of my dear friends whom I miss very much!

The Joys of Parenthood

Let me apologize in advance for the inappropriate word in this scenario and I hope it does not offend anyone.  
In looking at it from a parent’s perspective, you can’t help but giggle.
Have a great day! 

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