Wednesday, July 27, 2022

A Tea Message

Asthma sucks. 

I was having a bad coughing fit in the middle of the night and couldn't sleep. I figured a nice hot cup of my favorite lavender tea would be relaxing. Indeed it helped.

When I read the tea tag in the morning, I thought, "How apropos."

Thursday, July 21, 2022


My soul finds peace in nature. Lucky for me I live in the woods. One could easily find me on my covered porch or back deck writing,  reading,  drawing, meditating or doing yoga. 

Just last night Flyboy and I enjoyed a quiet dinner on the deck minus the youngest. Nothing is hotter than a sexy man cooking for you!

We have simple feeding stations around our yard to attract a variety of wildlife. It is a joy watching them and several have made it into my books. During our dinner, a male hummingbird visited a feeder a few feet away! 
Mr. Hummer moved too fast for a photo.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Back into the Yoga Groove

During the long 6-week recovery from cervical spine surgery I wasn't allowed to do my daily morning yoga. My doctor suggested I use that timd for meditation, but I used it for sleep.
Needless to say, getting back into the routine has been surprisingly easy. Taking time for yourself, a little bit of self love you could say, is important. 
Today was Day 2 and I did 35 min yoga followed with a 5 minute meditation. 

I'm feeling good! Watch out world!

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Frittata and The Forest

A beautiful morning in my neck of the woods. I made an aromatic breakfast that would lure my teen son out of bed.
2 Slices of bacon
3 eggs
1 Tbsp heavy cream
Handful of baby spinach 
2 slices Smoked Cheddar cheese
Preheat oven at  350.

I warm my cast iron skillet while I slice the bacon into little strips. While bacon is browning, beat eggs and cream. Feel free to add salt, pepper, a dash of ground mustard seed. 
Remove bacon from skillet and add egg. Lay baby spianch on rgg, then add bacon. Tear the cheese and lay ontop.

Don't stir but watch for edge to begin to cook. Remo e from burner and place in preheated oven. Bake until egg is done. (5-10 minutes).
Remove from oven and let stand for a minute or two before cutting into pie slices.

It disappears fast.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

To Tea, Or Not To Tea

After freezing at a the Youngest's high school baseball game, I woke this morning with a sore throat. Oh, yay. I certainly can't get sick this close to my neck surgery! 

After doing my morning yoga with the House Tiger, I searched for some Throat Coat tea. Found two varieties in the drawer Borh feature licorice root and slippery elm as main ingredients. Add a bit of cinnamon and I'm ready for a flavorful throat treatment. 
I couldn't choose one so I selected a bag from each.  After all, what would it hurt?

Oh, goody...two tea tag messages! 

The House Tiger says it's nap time.

Friday, April 22, 2022

Daylight and Daylilies

Of course it happens. My pup, Reyka wakes me eatly on my day off. Why can't I ever sleep in?

Ugh! Get up, feed critters, find the positve and start the day on the right foot.

> I shared a rare moment chatting with teen son before he left for school. Normal mornings consist of me speaking words while he communicates in grunts.

> Grabbed a cup of coffee and wished it were warmer and Flyboy was home. However. a lovely dawn it was. Look at all the GREEN!

> Oh, my! The wild Daylilies are pushing through the leaves! A little sign of summer. Yay!

"Live light, travel light, spread the light, be the light." - Yogi tea tag

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

It's a Bit Nippy

Here it is, April, and it snowed a couple days ago. However, warm temperatures are on the way.

After taking Flyboy to the airport, the sun decided to wake. I enjoyed a quiet moment on the deck nibbling a Brioche muffin slathered with blueberry lavender jam while Reyka did her business in the woods.

Spring is pushing forward. Reyka is puzzled by the frog calls and doesn't understand why her mom oohs and ahhs over all the tiny flowers.

What signs of Spring do you see? 

> Blueberry Lavender Jam from Harbor View Nursery and Lavender Farm in Traverse City, MI. YUM!

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Find It

Some days are filled with joy and peace, others are not. Perhaps its how we view it. 

I began my yoga in the dark and by the time I finished, light filtered through the woods. 
At first I saw the grey trees and prepared for a gloomy day. Then I noticed the lovely hues of peach and rose. The warmth filled my soul. 

It will be a good day. 

Find the joy. Find the peace. 

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Tea Tag Time

You know you had a good weekend when you go for your favorite Detox tea.
Today's #TeaTag is
"Live righteously and live everyone; you will build up around you an aura of light and love.:

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Educate Don't Discriminate


PPlease don't believe what you hear, They made me a poster dog and instilled fear.

I may be big and I may be strong, But I have done nothing wrong.

A vicious cycle, I wish I were never born, into the hands of a monster, now my heart is torn.

They threw me into the pit, I could hear the people cheer. Blood on the walls, no fight in me... just fear.

I am of no value now, they tossed me aside. As I lay... bleeding, I have no place to hide.

I am now taken to a grey and scary place, I am cut and wounded from my tail to my face.

Here I lay alone on this cold cement floor, waiting for my chance to get out the door.

I only have a day or two, before i am put to death, a day or two more till I breath my last breath.

But I havent had the chance to show you_"I am a good boy". I have never had a treat and I have never had a toy.

I am a Pit Bull, it doesnt mean I will bite, it doesnt mean I am the devil, it doesnt mean I want to fight.

Look into my eyes as you pass me by, can you really see a Killer?.. Come on dont lie

You know you see something, a soulful sadness in my eyes, Please take me out of here...

Please dont let me die


  Bay Area Dog Lovers Responsible About Pitbulls (BAD RAP)

BAD RAP seems to have changed the way people feel about pit bull type dogs. It is a small organization that has a national impact. The educational efforts of the organization are especially noteworthy.

Yes.. Petey of the Little Rascals was a Pittie.