On my daily commute to work, I drive alongside a reservoir. On May 15th the county opened it up, in conjunction with the park service, to allow boats on it again, due to the COVID situation. They were all being safe and socially distant. (It's a big reservoir.) I noticed the fractal type patterns on … Continue reading Ripples
For several days in a row I've been watching our Scottish Highland cattle grazing in our lower pasture while I am washing the eggs at my kitchen sink. One or two would begin to rub heads, frolic around, and then take off running up the hill. Then all the other cows began to think, “What's … Continue reading Be-all and end-all
A friend of mine who lives in Florida told me recently that it is beach season. I live at 8300 feet above sea level in the Colorado Rockies, and it was snowing as I began to write this post on Easter Sunday. So that got me wistfully thinking about beach season too. While pondering beautiful … Continue reading Baywatch
As a food producer in Colorado, I have to carry a letter with me at all times. It is a critical business designation which states that “the bearer of this letter is an essential worker in the food and agricultural sector and in exempt from any restrictions placed on work or travel during the COVID-19 … Continue reading Essential Worker Status
It really hits home now. The reality that life can be short and we really don't want to waste it in the unnecessary fluff that does not bring meaning during this time of unknowns. That is why I am declaring, that's it. I've had it up to here. I'm done sitting on the fence. I'm … Continue reading Being Zesty
I am seeing people differently now, through social distancing. I'll admit I took seeing people for granted and having interactions with them. This new normal is actually kind of fun for me. I have to been alert to new possibilities and avenues to watch and assist people. I have always been a people watcher. No, … Continue reading I.C.U.
I have a lovely, creative friend who is a bit of a wordsmith. The way she plays with words astounds and amazes me, and always bring a smile to my face. We were discussing a situation last week and she emailed me her new, made up word: acquicceptance. At that moment it was like God … Continue reading Acquicceptance
Now my intent is to bring some relief, with this post, from the craziness going on right now, and not cause a panic where everyone is running to the store to buy Milk Duds. So please read on with a smile on your face, okay? My go to candy has always been Milk Duds. I … Continue reading Duds
Welcome to the one post that will change the way you look at your life forever! (I hope!) I recently finished a women's Bible study, with some beautiful sisters, entitled Exploring the Mystery Within. One of our first homework assignment was to make a list of five things we could declare about who we are. … Continue reading What’s in a name?
The other day I was remembering when I moved into a dorm room on campus when I was 18. At first it was so exciting, I had untold freedom to do what I wanted, and make my own decisions. But after a while, it got a little overwhelming, and I missed being at home. I … Continue reading Homesick