dog on a walk

Best Performance Review Ever

All my pets have a job to do. Having a purpose helps everyone, and pets are no exception. Some pets need an assigned purpose, while others know their job from the moment they enter the household. Jazz was like that. He reported his job to me, not the […]

total lunar eclipse

Moon and Stars

I’ve had a fascination with stars since I was six years old. I had to get up insanely early to go to the hospital to get my tonsils removed. When we stepped out of the house, I was awestruck by a meteor shower that took my breath away. […]

Peaceful Christmas

As a child, my favorite Christmas ornaments were birds. For some reason, I thought that birds belonged in trees and they were the perfect décor for a Christmas tree. As an adult, my tree sports keepsake ornaments from my husband’s family and a few gifts, but otherwise, our […]

red poodle

Sweet but Tough Times

Things are getting uncomfortable at my house. Jazz is recuperating following his second surgery in a few months to remove malignant melanomas. This surgery was harder on him the second time, and he had to spend the night in the hospital afterward.   My husband and I visited […]

solstice display

Going Within on Solstice

As the beginning of the natural year, the winter solstice has been celebrated for thousands of years. Today, we will have a subdued celebration in our home. We had planned a day in nature, reveling in the winter air. We had planned a trip to Rocky Mountain National […]

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This week in pictures, 11-30-18

It has been an intense few weeks here as we navigate through Thanksgiving and my husband and I work diligently to redecorate our 5th-wheel trailer. It’s only a year old, but the dark browns and yellows started to get to us, so we are changing the window coverings, […]