Life is a Tree Part 1

Outside my bedroom window is an enormous maple tree….it is the same tree that welcomes you through the back door and guards the big window in the family room….it is the same tree that shades our entire back patio in the summer and gets strung with miles of white lights in the winter….it is the […]

Sometimes You Just Need Someone With Skin On

I consider myself a pretty tough gal and a pretty happy one too! Sure…..sometimes my heart hurts and there have been nights that I’ve gone to bed crying or stressed to the point that I think I might go crazy, but rarely do I reach out to anybody for comfort or understanding. Not too long […]


There’s an old-fashioned term used in wood building construction called SISTERING.  I’ve always found it to be an interesting term, especially in this predominantly male-centric endeavor, the world of building structures.  It means to repair weak floor joists by attaching new joists right along side, to provide the extra support the older joist needs. The older […]

How My Broken Face Is Healing My Broken Heart

I am feeling very thankful today that with some good medicine, herbs, supplements and rest…after nearly 20 days….I am looking like this today… I have no I idea how long it will last…but I am choosing to just feel really good and enjoy it.. But…I am so dang scared to share this. I have almost […]

I Am the Girl in the Red Boots

I want to talk about something that has long been on my heart. This has been burned so deeply in my heart in the last year, that every day I almost choke on it because it is right in my throat…trying so hard to get me to speak up about it. So…..I want to talk […]

Angels You Can See With Your Eyes

I want to tell you about my friend, Judy, from New Jersey….and how meeting her, knowing her and having her in my life has taught me about the nature of blessings. Last year, my life was completely upside down and in a blender…every single day was a terribly frightening challenge and my heart was in […]