She is Happy Anyway

These are my in-laws, Dan and LaNae: I could write volumes about how incredible they are and about the things they’ve taught me about how to live and how to be in the short 3 1/2 years that I’ve known them.  My father in-law was hit by a car 23 years ago, and wasn’t supposed […]

Do I deserve to be happy?

Do I deserve to be happy? ….What kind of question is that???????  Where do we learn this stuff? Wherever we picked it up…it is time to unlearn it…we need to remember the way we felt when we were kids…or more like, the ways we didn’t feel…the things we never even considered…like whether or not we […]

He Taught Me How to Live a Happy Life

I always was a daddy’s girl….from the time I was small I remember waiting by the big picture window in our living room for my dad to come home from work, so I could reach into the pocket of his shirt and pull out a stick of Juicy Fruit gum, sorting through various wire nuts and bolts from […]

Rx: Cherry Limeade…taking care of ourselves

Today I’m going to drive all the way to Sonic for no other reason than to get myself my favorite drink, Diet Cherry Limeade…with fresh limes and cherries tucked inside…..and, I’m going to sit in my car, in the shade….and enjoy it…..while I listen to my favorite CD by Nickel Creek that everyone in my […]

Embracing Yellow (and Embracing Me!)

Some time last year, I went to a class about personality types with my niece, who is also one of my very best friends….when we sat down and started reading over the materials…and the types of personalities that were categorized into colors……..she said to me… “you are definitely a yellow.” I read over the description […]