Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Sheeple's and Misfits

I am a misfit but I have learned to disguise myself as one of the masses….
Most of us are sheeple because we assimilate ourselves into working society as one of them.  My closest friends know the real me and the uniqueness I bring to this world. We go about our days looking and acting “normal” for all intents and purposes. However, we cannot be unique if we wish to fit in for uniqueness is a sign of something amiss in their world. Sheepleness is the standard and is expected. We must all look alike, sound alike, dress alike think alike and behave under a certain set of guidelines set forth by the sheeple who ran this society before us… 
I am a sheeple only when I must be in order to have gainful employment and to move about our world in a manner where society is accepting of me because they think I am like them.  I only wish I could be me all the time as there is no one else I’d rather be than myself. Unfortunately, society’s sheeples demand that I tow their line and be like them.  The sheeple have been fooled into believing I am one of them but I am not!
I am a misfit and I love being me.

In the words of Pink Floyd, “Tounge tied and twisted just an earth bound misfit, I.”

Friday, November 1, 2013

Life imitates Art...

Everywhere I look, I see color and I am fascinated by the brilliance of life! I am grateful to have eyes to see and ears to hear. My senses are alive with the joys of the day in color and sound! These are but a few pics from my recent days....

Monday, September 16, 2013

The Three Amigo's

Meet the there Amigo's! They cuddle and snuggle with me nightly and guard me protectively! Kozmo on the right would be willing to lick a burglar to death after she barked a noisy announcement that someone is in the house. Ziggy, in the middle, would become growly and scared and Tina on the left would get all big eyed and freaky. All three do let me know when they hear something out of the ordinary late at night...usually one of the housemates coming in and trying to soften their steps as they quietly close the outside door...

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

On art and education....

I work for an assisted living facility where seniors live. I plan their daily activities and try to enthuse as much laughter and joy into their days as I possibly can. I am a their cheerleader and I am tired of the same old routines... bingo, uno, and paper hopscotch are just a few of the monotinous games we play over and over again. So, I have decided to undertake a program where we have partnered with an elementary summer school program. These students are between the ages of 5 and 10. They have visited with us twice now and we have encouraged their reading and writing and now we are on to art! We are hosting our first annual art show for these students and my residents are judging the show. It has been such a treat for me and the residents to see these fabulous works of art. Pics do not do the work justice. We have watercolors, collages, pottery, drawings and masks! The ribbon awards ceremony is tomorrow and I can't wait. The teacher has said the children are excited... my seniors are excited... it is a win, win situation! I love ART and what it brings out in others.

Here is a sneak peek at one of the winners and some of the other work!
Best of Show!

Pre -K and Kindergarten

Fifth Grade

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Sharing my Photo's

Zinnia and Cardinal Vine

Cannas and small flying butterfly

Zinnias with butterfly


Butterfly Bush

I love taking pictures and using the sun to back light my plant photos. I just used natural sunlight taken at odd angles in order to create the "effects" I did border a few pics but did not use filters.. 

Friday, July 5, 2013

Who I Am

So after a few days of Mercury retrograde and communications being all haywire and such, I decided that everyone who reads my little blogspot needs to know that this blog represents only the tiniest fraction of who I am.

I blog when I have time (rarely) or feel moved to share. I journal much more with paper and pen than I share here. If you take this tiny part of me and try to psychoanalyze the whole of me, you'll be lacking the most of me and will only come up with a fraction of me.... gee, can I set that to music?

I am so much more than the few words I've shared here. People can only accurately describe what they perceive and experience. Perceptions differ in the light of the eyes that view them...

Just so you know, Mercury rules communications and when he retrogrades, these things do run amuk. He also rules moving parts and electronics so if things are fritzing, blame Mercury. It is not a good time to sign contracts or buy electronics. He will go direct on July 20 and the change will be a welcome relief as it always is when he's finished disrupting the universe!  

So, just in case any of you are wondering who I am, these are my personal perceptions of me and who I strive to be: I am laughter and light. I am joy. I am a big kid at heart. I am a lover of animals, nature, and art of all kinds. I am peace and understanding (unless I'm taking something too literal which does happen as has been brought to my attention again recently). I am stubborn, strong willed and independent (but learning to lean on others). Life is too short to be filled with worry, anxiety and fears. Of course I am human and I experience all of these emotions but then I let them slip through my fingers like tiny grains of sand as they serve no good purpose in my life that I can ascertain. 

Can we ever really know anyone from the few words they write and share openly? Only perhaps if we've been reading them for years.....

My shoes probably tell a lot more about who I am than my blog does so I thought I'd share my most favorite pair! My red, white and blue, flowery Dansko's! I have happy feet! Peace and Love to you all and I hope you survive Mercury retrograde with your communications intact!

Monday, June 24, 2013


It's that time of year when the notion of a vacation is looming in my mind. Where to go and what to do this year? I've been considering a variety of activities and places to go. Of course, the beach always looms large in my list of vacation destinations but I'm thinking maybe I need to do something a bit different this year and perhaps fly solo to another state or even country and just soak in a different culture completely. Hmmmm...... the possibilities are endless....thoughts anyone?

Thursday, June 20, 2013

We cry....

I leaned in closer to catch what she was saying...her voice just a whisper in the chaotic day...
"I love you sweetheart" she said as she patted my hand. I responded in kind and gently squeezed her frail hand. She wiped silent tears from her face that she said were from joy not sorrow. "We cry when we're happy and we cry when we're sad" she told me. "Tears are the release we need sometimes to free our souls and make room for newer experiences. These are tears of joy because I know I am loved." What lessons this beloved little old soul has taught me!

"Will you think of me? When I'm gone?" she whispers. "Of course I will." I exclaim and it is true. Her impact on my life has been so great even though we've only known each other these few short years. I try to make her comfortable as she turns away from the position she was in. Her eyesight is failing but her hearing is strong as she catches me sniffling a bit. "Are you catching a cold sweetie?" she asks in that small, quiet voice. "Allergies" I mumbled not wanting her to see me in a moment of weakness. Not wanting to cry and share my tears at the thought of losing yet another precious person in my life to the ultimate reality of death...

Monday, June 17, 2013

Lean On Me

Lean on me....

Sometimes in our lives
We all have pain
We all have sorrow

But if we are wise
We know that there's
Always tomorrow

Lean on me, when you're not strong
All I'll be your friend
I'll help you carry on

For it won't be long
Till I'm gonna need
Someone to lean on.....

I've always appreciated this song...We all need someone sometimesjust to lean on....
Peace and Love

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Same Love


I am so moved by this song that I feel the need to share it here as I did on facebook. Many won't understand or like it. I don't care. I'm through caring what others think about the things I care about. It's not my business. The message is what's important. Thanks to Evin for sharing it with me. She knows my soul and she knows how I feel about equality meaning ALL are equal! It should not matter what your gender is or the color of your skin, your  religion, politics or any of the above. If you love someone then you just love them. It's that simple!

Live on!

Peace and Love to you all this beautiful Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

When death comes...

Sometimes when death comes, it is startling in it's arrival.
Unexpected and cruel too.

Today a vibrant 53 year old man died at my job. He was our landscaper. He had a massive heart attack while working outside and try as hard as I could to help, there was not much that could be done. His 22 year old son stood by and watched as helpless as I was. All we could do was hold him and tell him help was on the way. CPR was not an option as he still had a pulse and was still breathing every 15 to 20 seconds. He turned purple and my heart just broke for his son and family as I could tell he was leaving this world.

The ambulance came and his son rode away with them.

We got word about an hour later that he had passed away.

Death shocks me.

I know it's the natural process of life but it still shocks me when I experience it so abruptly.

Goodbye Michael.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


My God daughter Evin who lives with me and I picked him up in Alabama yesterday. 
He's a Potcake rescue puppy from the Turks and Caicos.

My son Marks and our poodle Kozmo hanging with Ziggy.
 Poor fella was wiped out from his travels!

Last night before bed time we were stretched out on the kitchen couch.
 Kozmo was on my lap but I couldn't get all of us in the pic!

This morning! He has captured my heart!

I forgot how much like babies that puppies can be! We were up several times in the night to go outside! He whines when he wants to go out too! Such a good little fella! I'm in love!

Monday, May 20, 2013


Daisies make me smile....

Wasps fly in the heat of the afternoon...

Bright yellows nod their happy faces...
Angels Trumpet begins to open...

Spring has sprung and I am reveling in her beauty and abundance! 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

What others say and think...

Don't take things personally. What others say and or think is their reality not yours!

Listen to your own voice and believe in yourself. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Sunshine and Flowers

I'm an Instagram kind of gal and I am constantly taking pictures of nature and sharing them with my friends. Love my little I-phone for that and all the fabulous aps one can use. Now I'm trying to figure out how to do all this blogging from my phone! Hopefully, some pics from my yard will follow.

Thursday, April 25, 2013


I sneeze again...
Scaring those within range which extends throughout the building I'm working in.

I wish I could squeeze out a polite little dainty sneeze like some of my friends do.
A quick little peep not even reminiscent of a sneeze at all but more like a little noise one might encounter when hearing a baby chick...

They can hear me in the next state.
It's a wonder my seniors haven't all had heart failure at the enourmosity of my sternutation.

Ahhhh the joys of seasonal allergies whose timing is marching on towards a good old fashioned sinus infection....


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Teach More Love!

As I watch along with others the horror of Boston, I think about the horrors all around the world that happen daily.... People Die....at the hands of others.....That's a fact. A sad one.

My heart breaks at so much hate in our world. To know that someone cares so little for the human existence that they could bring harm to strangers, that they could so easily snuff out the light in someone else's life....

I work to focus on the hero's and the helpers...those who run into the fray of chaos to help those in need. I focus on the good that come from evil, I focus on Love instead of Hate and hope that in my little world, I can bring some understanding of what it means to love and respect one another. Hate is taught just as love is.....

Teach more Love!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Spring is Coming

Spring is almost upon us...
showing her first of the year color 
in daffodils, crocus, hyacinth and more. 
Delicate tight buds loosen their grip on winter
and bigger buds ready themselves for the coming attraction! 
I can't wait to see and feel her glory once again. I've missed her so...

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tina Louise

She is my constant companion, my familiar....
She thinks she is human. 
                                                     Perhaps she was in another life.

Friday, February 8, 2013


It is raining
in the recesses of my heart...
while the fine droplets fall
amidst the veil of my soul.

I do not seek this sadness
as it wraps itself
so securely around me.
It just is.
It's just there....
lurking beneath the surface
making it's monthly appearance...

I wear my face
frozen in place
a smile for the world to see
while I slowly fall inside myself

I am bold on the outside
I am fearless
I am a force to be reckoned with
I am strong
I am
as I dip beneath the surface

to see if I have changed me

still there....
feeling too much
waiting for the waves to subside
as I lean into a new day

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Miss Sara

Sometimes life is just a roller coaster of emotions.
We ride the waves of the ups and downs.
Today, I celebrate the life of one precious lady...
Her name was Sara.
We shared the same birthday.
She made me smile
and made me want to do everything I could
to make her smile too.

I'll miss you Miss Sara.
Peace be with you as your spirit soars!

Aaro Jaro Liberdeen Foster ( her nickname from her childhood friend)!
I'll miss your sweet smiling face and kind heart. Thank you for making my life richer!

Thursday, January 17, 2013


Some days I feel way more than I would like to

while my spirit sits idly by waiting for my ego to figure it all out....

I'm letting go of the spoon fed illusions of what I've been told should be

while learning to be true to myself by just being me.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Rainy Day, Quiet House

I sit and listen ....
Hearing the drops fall endlessly on and on...

It is soothing to my spirit
to know that life is falling from the sky...

As we can not live without water.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013