Showing posts from October 6, 2013

Welcoming the Season

A cozy day of rain with little ones around my feet and a pre-halloween luncheon for the girls.  The menu: Savory stew with warm cornbread and Oreo pie for dessert.
 Starting to unearth the Halloween decorations.  I start out thinking I won't put out too many things.  Then I get caught up in the excitement of the holiday...  Always fun to pull out the treasures that were carefully packed away a year ago.
My party hats are a mixed media creation from last year.

This year I finished a decoupaged hatbox with vintage Halloween cards, tissue and bead embellishments.  Let the fun begin.  Costume creations and party planning are on the agenda for October. 

Gone From My Sight

Today I attended the funeral of a dear family friend and spiritual leader.  He has left behind a legacy of service and love to his fellowman.  He leaves behind a loving family.  Though they miss him greatly they find great comfort in knowing they will be together again as a family unit.  How greatful I am for the knowledge of the Plan of Happiness as given to us by Jesus Christ.   I am always touched by the reality of death when it touches so close to home.  It makes you think about your own mortality and the choices we make while we sojourn on earth.  Will our own influence make a foot print in the lives of a quiet and special way?    In my reflection this morning I happened to pull off the shelf of my library a little book called 'Minute Masterpieces'. As I glanced through the pages I found this comforting thought.. I am standing upon the seashore; a ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean.  She is a object of…

Palm Springs-Little Hollywood

Palm Springs is an interesting place.  I mean it is literally smack dab in the middle of a desert.  The canyon winds are so constant and sometimes fierce that the eerie silhouettes of white windmills with their propeller wings whir as the the sun sets over the barren, rock mountains.  Where there isn't a store, business or home you will see the coral colored, shifting, whispering fine sands of California, here and there a withered tree branch and prickly cactus.  The towering palms cluster around the stuccoed desert homes and restaurants.  It has become a resort haven.  If you're lucky enough to be there when the temperatures are in the 80's and 90's it is a vacation paradise.  Golf courses galore, designer shopping, restaurants and huge sparkling pools.  But just think about those early black and white cinema days.  Probably someone got a great deal on some land in the middle of no where and said, "Hey, let's make ourselves a little oasis....away from the ma…


Happiness is as a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. hawthorne