- 11:01 am Thursday, April 27th, 2017 by Delilah
Yesterday I took a short trip to Los Vegas and hit the jackpot. I played no machines, bought into no table games, rolled no dice, but a gamble I made over 30 years ago paid of BIG.
Once upon a time I was told it couldn’t be done. I risked it all, literally, when I determinedly stuck to my guns and said, “Yeah, this evening call-in, storytelling, dedication-making, song-matching thing, hosted by a female WILL make it. It IS wanted, relevant, necessary…” and despite several nay-sayers, many nights eating ramen, putting my first baby to bed on floors of recording studios [More]
- 4:22 pm Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 by Delilah
Easter Sunday my kids came home. Well, not all of them, but many. My house was full, my heart was full.
We had a giant egg hunt, and it was wonderful to watch the older kids have as much fun hiding the eggs as the younger ones did finding them!
“Cold, cold, warm, warmer, hot, hotter, Sizzlin’!” “I spy with my little eye…” echoed across the lawns along with squeals of glee, and some disappointments as eggs were found, or reached just before someone else.
After the hunt came to a successful end, we ate; smoked ham and smoked tri-tip, asparagus, potato’s au [More]
- 4:36 pm Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 by Delilah
This past weekend I went hiking in the mountains with my family…
I’m not going to kid you, it was difficult for me. After some surgeries a few years back I haven’t been that active, but this year I determined that my days of lolly-gagging about were over. I started slowly by walking around my own property with my little Delilah encouraging every step.
My walks got longer, and I got braver, even climbing hundred of flights of stairs with my sister on a zip lining adventure last month. You, know what? My hip and back hurt like the dickens some times, [More]
- 11:42 am Thursday, April 6th, 2017 by Delilah
“The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.”
~ Emily Dickenson
Do you keep your soul ajar? Do you leave room in your soul and your heart and your life to welcome the ecstatic experience?
Or, are you so controlled, so controlling, so neat and tidy, so organized, so diplomatic, so right, so rigid, that you can’t leave your soul open, just a little, to welcome an experience that will change you, will re-arrange you, will open your eyes and your heart to possibilities?
Possibilities you never dreamed or imagined.
I think most of us fall somewhere in the middle. [More]
- 11:13 am Thursday, March 30th, 2017 by Delilah
When you hear the words “Take time for yourself.” What does the internal voice inside your head say?
Does it say, “You’re not worth it.” or “You don’t deserve it.” ? Does it say, “Don’t be selfish.” or “That’s so self-centered.” ? If those thoughts or anything like them echo around in your head, it’s time to change the narrative.
I have a good friend with a troubled teen (requiring a inordinate amount of attention,) a mother with Alzheimers (who she cares for,) AND a full-time job as a nurse.
She is a giver. She gives and gives and gives, ignoring the back [More]
- 5:24 pm Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 by Delilah
A week ago I was writing about how Spring | Vernal Equinox was nigh…
Today I write about how a few days back it passed us by!
Yes! Spring, glorious, wonderful, daffy-down-dilly filled Spring is here! It might still be cold in your corner, it might be a little dreary, it may even be (as some of my Facebook enthusiasts tell me,) sweltering hot already. Whatever the weather, most of us can undoubtedly tell there is a change in the wind…
In my neck of the woods, Spring is heralded by bright purple, yellow, and white crocus, the frilly bonnets of daffodils swaying [More]
- 11:40 am Thursday, March 16th, 2017 by Delilah
Well we sprang forward last weekend, but spring is still a week away.
– — – OR – — –
We sprang forward which means spring must surely be here, even though it’s not official for another week!
See what I did there?
I changed my perspective. Just subtly, but enough that to you I’ve made a positive, instead of a negative statement.
It works the same way in our heads. By guiding our thoughts toward the sunny side we feel more positive.
Admittedly, it’s sometimes difficult to do, especially if you are “stuck” in negative circumstances; the middle of heart ache, drama, trauma, or perhaps [More]
- 10:37 am Thursday, March 9th, 2017 by Delilah
The rains have been coming down, a little snow, and a little sleet too, but mostly rain.
Soft, wispy, misty, rain that is like walking through a cloud.
Harsh, pounding, pouring rain, that drums against the windows and soaks you from car to front door.
Rainy days turning into rainy weeks…
Everything appears dark and muddy from my window and I find myself sighing heavily at times and wishing it away. But it is not yet time.
When I leave the comfort of the wood stove and window pane, put on my boots and jacket with hood, and head out to do some farm chores, [More]
- 5:46 pm Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 by Delilah
Does it look like March is going to come in “like a lion”? I’m not that sure if it will in the Pacific Northwest, but one thing IS for certain, it will go out “like a lamb” – er – goat.
Yes! We already have baby goats at the farm! So soft, and sweet, and cuddly! These furry, big eyed, long eared, wobbly legged, little darlings just melt my heart!
You see, it doesn’t have to be February for for things to hit ya ‘right in the feels’ as they say!
Speaking of February, thank you to everyone who took my Love Challenge! [More]
- 4:55 pm Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 by Delilah
Valentine’s Day may have passed, but love isn’t about just one day. There are 364 more in the year and 24 hours in each to love and be loved!
We’ve spent some time in these newsletters on love of one’s self, romantic love, and eternal love… this weekly is devoted to love of family.
This past weekend I journeyed home to the little town that I grew up in, and saw many familiar places along the way.
The house my folks were married in by a justice of the peace, the little community my grandparents lived in as teenagers, and the river bank [More]