Just Who Really Gives A Crap?

For the first time, in a very long time, I find myself working in the retail industry. Yes, like so many of us, I lost my “corporate” job and re-entered the rat-race of looking for work again. Shame on me, for making a livable wage. Shame on me, for making so many sacrifices, which only benefited…

My Sister…My Promise

My sister had been battling cancer for many years and felt she wasn’t going to win this fight. It was everywhere now, even in her bone marrow. We sat against the bathtub next to the toilet, at Mom & Dad’s house, embraced in each other’s arms. She couldn’t keep food down and had a hard…

Slow Dancing At A Funeral

Most all those that know me are already aware how much I adore art. I have since childhood and still continue expressing myself through the creative processes before me to this very day. My father was the greatest artist I’ve ever known. Yes, he could paint, draw, design, and create things that would blow your…

Creations From A Beautiful Disaster

I’m so excited, re-connecting with my passions. At the same time, I have no idea what lies ahead of me. I walk into my beautiful disaster, my work room, and I feel so good. I’ve been attracted to rocks, crystals and such my entire life. Every trip I’ve taken, I’ve brought back a piece of…

Trash Talkin…

I’ve always felt a strong connection to our waters, not really sure why, but knew I’d always felt something there. I’ve got dolphins wrapped around a finger, waves around another, a whale tail around my neck and coral, shells and shark’s teeth around my home. I’ve always loved Michigan for the wonderful “water wonderland” that…

Let Go & Push Reset

Okay, people say He doesn’t throw more at you than He believes you are strong enough to handle, but what if I don’t want to be the strong one today? I greatly appreciate the compliment, but can I have the day off? Last Thanksgiving was the 17 year mark since I re-entered the workforce, became…

A Better “War on Drugs” Perhaps?

Have you ever asked yourself why there are so many more people taking medications and living with ailments than there were when you were younger? I find it to be crazy, myself! When I think back to the subdivision I grew up in, how large it was and how many people lived within it, I…

Bubbles & Snowflakes

Have you ever stood at one of those windows where you can’t see in, but you know there’s someone looking out at you? You see only your reflection and have no idea who’s looking directly at you from the other side? This is an experience I had with that kind of glass… Being a caregiver…