Lazy Days

Life in the mountains can be so relaxing – okay, some people say they are lazy days. I’m not sure if that is true, but sometimes I just enjoy looking out the window (lovingly referred to as our ‘outdoor tv’) and observing nature. On this day I...

When You Feel Alone

It was a melancholy day – you know the kind when you feel alone even though there are hundreds of people around you? Well, that’s the kind of day. It was rainy and cool and I ducked into my local big box warehouse store to just waste a little time. I found...

Missing Your Parents

I was standing in line at the store waiting to check out. The young lady at the register looked up, smiled and said “I like your hair.”  That’s usually how it starts. I have found that in most cases people under 40 or over 60 are most likely to...

Gems and Minerals

Now that I am retired, I am able to take my love of gems and minerals to the next level. At first, I started by making beaded jewelry, buying cabochons, gemstones and trying my best to weave them together into something I loved. It was fun and I learned a lot, but...

Blue and Purple Hair

These are my hair stories. People often ask me why I color my hair blue and purple. There is a reason – a very personal reason. I lost my two sisters to cancer. It’s funny growing up, at some point you realize you will most likely lose your parents, but we...