Category Archives: life

This is 46

   If you had told me on my 45th birthday that I would be a cancer survivor by my 46th birthday, I probably would have told you to f$&@ off. Why the hell would I get cancer?   And then … Continue reading

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Home sweet lovely home

The views were amazing, the accommodations lovely, the weather was perfect, the time was productive… But there’s no place like home.

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Around here

We’re trying to figure out how things work without this dear sweet boy. We lost him suddenly last week to a stroke. There is so much I could say about Pistol, so many stories and memories. He was my steadfast … Continue reading

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What’s going on around here?!?

Hi there. Long time no blog. It seems the minute I chose the word FOCUS as my 2015 word for the year, I promptly lost every bit of focus I ever thought about having. Sheesh. In this unusually warm Spokane … Continue reading

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Awesome Adventure Weekend!

Last Friday I got up at 4:30 am so that I could be here by 1:00 pm: Looking at this: With these gorgeous people: I am so blessed to be able to spend time being completely real with these women. … Continue reading

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Spending my days creatively

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. -Annie Dillard Several weeks ago I made a change to how I spend my days. I always had great intentions for working on my art projects but … Continue reading

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I’m stopping to catch my breath today. I knew going in that September would be a whirlwind and I tried to plan and prepare. Really I did. And then life whacked me upside the head and said “Silly girl! Relax … Continue reading

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